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Sunday, December 04, 2022

Scarlett Moffatt panicked over live TV challenge for Comic Relief

A very nervous Scarlett Moffatt will sing live on TV as she and other female celebrities are challenged to become an opera singer in just 24 hours for Comic Relief.

In what could possibly be her biggest challenge since doing I’m A Celebrity at the end of 2016, Scarlett will join other female celebrities like Tamzin Outhwaite and Call The Midwive’s Helen George for the ambitious challenge which will see them perform live on BBC on Friday night from the iconic venue The London Coliseum, accompanied by the English National Opera orchestra and chorus.

And, as well as their performance being seen by millions of viewers at home, the group, also including EastEnders and Strictly star Nina Wadia, will sing in front of an audience of 2,000 die-hard opera fans. And the most challenging part of the whole thing is that the ladies are getting just 24 hours of training to be ready for their big night.

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County Durham celeb Scarlett gave an update on the challenge and how training was going to her millions of Instagram followers. Sharing a photo of herself on stage, the 31-year-old wrote: “S***ting myself. 24 hours to learn opera.”

She then returned to her story to tell fans: “Tomorrow, I’m going to be live on Comic Relief, around 9.30, live at the Coliseum, singing opera! We’ve taken the 24 hour opera challenge and er…. yeah I’m feeling all kinds of way.”

Scarlett continued: “I don’t even think I’ll sleep tonight. I’m really excited but I’m also really nervous. This is so far out my comfort zone; I’m not a professional singer, I’ve never had a singing lesson before, never mind opera.

“People train opera for like years, sometimes decades and we’re getting not even 24 hours, it’s crazy. I don’t regret signing up for it though, I think ti’s going to be amazing.”

The money raised by Red Nose Day this year will support people in the UK and around the world, and help tackle hunger, homelessness, domestic abuse and mental health stigma.

For more information and to donate visit bbc.co.uk/rednoseday.

Live coverage of this year’ Red Nose Day appeal starts on BBC1 at 7pm on Friday.

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