Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Smarter for 10; WHO HAS PUCKERED UP FOR COMIC RELIEF? MARION MCMULLEN LOOKS AT MEMORABLE RED NOSE DAY KISSES

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Smarter for 10; WHO HAS PUCKERED UP FOR COMIC RELIEF? MARION MCMULLEN LOOKS AT MEMORABLE RED NOSE DAY KISSES

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Byline: MARION MCMULLEN LOOKS AT MEMORABLE

enjoyed french kissing? 1who DAWN French raised PS1m for Comic Relief with her famous screen smooch with Hugh Grant in 1995. However, the Vicar Of Dibley star is apparently not in favour of kissing One Direction singer Harry Styles for this year's Red Nose Day. She said: "I am nearly 60. This is very unseemly that Harry Styles will be with an old woman and have to kiss her hairy lips."

she kiss and tell? 2did DAWN French rated her top celebrity kisses in her autobiography Dear Fatty in 2008, but claimed kissing Jonathan Ross for Comic Relief was worse than kissing a cat's backside.

sealed it with a kiss? 3who DAVINA McCall boosted the Red Nose Day total in 2009 when she locked lips with David Tennant at the end of their presenting stint on the BBC1 telethon. She agreed to make a PS50 donation for a passionate embrace with the Doctor Who actor.

love blind? 4is COMEDIAN John Bishop was also hoping for a peck from Davina McCall when they co-hosted Comic Relief in 2013. He put on a blindfold in anticipation of a Davina kiss, but then David Tennant appeared instead and floored him with an enthusiastic smooch. "That was so beautiful," laughed Davina as John pulled off the blindfold to discover he had been kissing a Time Lord.

three a crowd? 5is THINGS got a little bit raunchy in 2001 with a special EastEnders comedy sketch called Who Shot Phil Mitchell? It saw chainsmoker Dot Cotton as soap fans had never seen her before as she joined Lisa Fowler and Kat cuddling up in the bedroom with Mel Smith, who played the BBC soap supremo.

it in his kiss? 6is DAVID Walliams is not shy when it comes to puckering up for charity. He greeted fellow comedy performers Jimmy Carr and Rob Brydon with a kiss when they turned up to support him during his River Thames fundraising swim for Sport Relief in 2011 and he also shared a special moment with Hugh Grant for a Comic Relief sketch two years later. …

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