Red Nose Day 2017: Complete List of Celebrities

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Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore. (Photo by: Maarten de Boer/NBC)

Today is Red Nose Day, an international campaign to raise funds for children living in poverty. This is the third consecutive year where NBC is joining the effort with a one-hour special. However, this year, Red Nose Day will completely take over the network’s primetime schedule. Below is a complete list of every celebrity you’ll see between 8 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET.

According to, the organization has raised over $1 billion to end child poverty around the world in the past 25 years. In 2016 alone, the program helped over 2.6 million children. If you want to donate even before the special airs, you can click here and donate as much as you want to help children in the U.S. and around the world.

The campaign is run by Comic Relief, Inc. and grants go to organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity:water; Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; Save the Children; and the Global Fund.

Here’s the list of every actor, actress, TV host, sports star and celebrity you’ll see during the three-hour event.

Celebrity Ninja Warrior For Red Nose Day

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Natalie Morales. (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

The first hour is a special episode of American Ninja Warrior at 8 p.m. ET, where nine celebrities will try their best to complete the challenging course. The celebrities are paired with real Ninja Warrior finalists and fan favorites. Here are the celebrities participating.


  • Matt Iseman
  • Akbar Gbajabiamila
  • Kristine Leahy

Celebrity Contestants:

  • Stephen Amell (“Arrow”)
  • Erika Christensen (“Parenthood”)
  • Jeff Dye (“Better Late Than Never”)
  • two-time Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton
  • Nikki Glaser ( “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser”)
  • Derek Hough (“World of Dance”)
  • Natalie Morales (“TODAY” and “Access Hollywood”)
  • former New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher (“Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge”)
  • Mena Suvari (“American Woman”)


  • Kevin Bull (coaching Ashton Eaton)
  • Kacy Catanzaro (coaching Stephen Amell)
  • Drew Drechsel (coaching Nick Swisher)
  • Natalie Duran (coaching Mena Suvari)
  • Daniel Gil (coaching Derek Hough)
  • Jessie Graff (coaching Nikki Glaser)
  • Grant McCartney (coaching Natalie Morales)
  • Meagan Martin (coaching Jeff Dye)
  • Flip Rodriguez (coaching Erika Christensen)

Running Wild With Bear Grylls For Red Nose Day

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Julia Roberts and Bear Grylls. (Photo by: Ben Simms/NBC)

A special episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls follows at 9 p.m. ET. The episode focuses on Oscar-winner Julia Roberts helping deliver life-saving vaccines to a remote village in Kenya before the vaccines expire. During the episode, Roberts and Grylls also visit patients at Wamba Catholic Mission Hospital. You get see Roberts jump from an airplane because a short landing strip means it can’t completely stop before it takes off again.

  • Bear Grylls
  • Julia Roberts

The Red Nose Day Special

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Martine McCutcheon and Hugh Grant in Red Nose Day Actually. (Photo by: Nick Briggs/Comic Relief)

The main Red Nose Day Special doesn’t air until 10 p.m.. The hour-long show is hosted by @midnight‘s Chris Hardwick and is mostly built on star-studded short films. One of the highlights is a segment starring the cast of Love Actually reuniting for Red Nose Day Actually, a 15-minute short film. The cast of NBC’s This Is Us will also appear because the network can’t possibly pass on a chance to promote it.

Here’s all the celebrities you’ll see in the special:


  • Chris Hardwick


  • Ben Affleck
  • Jack Black
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Yvette Nicole Brown
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Patrick Dempsey
  • Akbar Gbajabiamila
  • Bear Grylls
  • Mindy Kaling
  • Mark Hamill
  • Matt Iseman
  • DJ Khaled
  • Matt Lauer
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Seth Meyers
  • Bobby Moynihan
  • Julia Roberts
  • Al Roker
  • Paul Rudd
  • Dax Shepard
  • Ben Stiller
  • Kenan Thompson

This Is Us Cast:

Red Nose Day Actually Cast:

  • Hugh Grant as David
  • Liam Neeson as Daniel
  • Colin Firth as Jamie
  • Andrew Lincoln as Mark
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter
  • Keira Knightley as Juliet
  • Martine McCutcheon as Natalie
  • Bill Nighy as Billy Mack
  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Sam
  • Lúcia Moniz as Aurélia
  • Olivia Olson as Joanna
  • Marcus Brigstocke as Mikey
  • Rowan Atkinson as Rufus
  • Kate Moss as herself
  • Victoria Derbyshire as Journalist
  • Charlie Stayt as Reporter
  • Jo Whiley as herself
  • Laura Linney as Sarah
  • Patrick Dempsey

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