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Stars team up for Comic Relief telethon

Daniel Craig, Emma Watson and Orlando Bloom were among the big names who clubbed together to help raise millions for Britain's 2015 Comic Relief fundraiser on Friday (13Mar15).

A host of celebrities turned out at The London Palladium for the annual Red Nose Day U.K. telethon, which raises funds for good causes in Britain and Africa.


James Bonds past and present, Craig and Roger Moore, took part in a hilarious sketch, while Sam Smith and John Legend provided the night's musical highlight when they teamed up for their rendition of Lay Me Down, the official Comic Relief 2015 single.


One Direction, who could not attend the show due to tour engagements, enlisted the help of five British comedians to perform in their place, as tribute group No Direction, and Harry Potter actress Watson portrayed a holy woman in a skit based on British TV comedy The Vicar of Dibley. Even scientist Stephen Hawking took part, appearing as a robot trying to kill comedian David Walliams.


Walliams was also kissed by Bloom and U.K. TV veteran Barbara Windsor as he raced to break a Guinness World Record by locking lips with 55 stars in just 30 seconds.


Idris Elba, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson and Geri Halliwell also filmed segments for the show.