I enjoy Red Nose Day, and the TV that goes with in in a way that I don't enjoy Children in Need.
Children in Need, although a completely worthy cause in every way tends, for me, to be embarrassing. It involves talented people doing things that they shouldn't be doing. If you are good at reading the news or at being a TV chef, then stick to that, don't do poorly rehearsed songs from South Pacific.
Comic Relief however, is about funny people being funny, which is why I like it. However, this brings me to Fearne Cotton. She is neither funny, obviously talented or indeed for that matter particularly professional, so why do the BBC believe she is the new messiah ?
Any sort of show which requires a co-host suddenly sees chirpy smiling Fearne Cotton burbling through the lines on her autocue like a train through a heard of sheep. No subtlety, no sense of understanding or empathy for what she is reading, just a rush of words and that sickly smile beaming through the screen at you. If tonight isn't enough she will be co-hosting "Making Your Mind Up" tomorrow night with Terry Wogan on BBC1.
Come on BBC, find someone else. It's spoiling my viewing.