They all did ‘something funny for money’ on Red Nose Day

Role reversals were among many madcap north Norfolk happenings in support of this year's Comic Relief relief appeal which raised a record �74.3m during yesterday evening's telethon.

A dozen staff at Bolton's Bistro, in Cromer's Cliftonville Hotel, swapped hats and aprons and put on red hooters as chefs came into the restaurant last night to serve guests - and waiters headed for the ovens to help prepare meals.

'It went fantastically well - really good fun. Everything was piping hot and everybody got involved,' said hotel owner Belinda Cammell whose husband, head chef Robert, ensured all went smoothly.

Diners were invited to make a donation, 10pc of all takings was given to the appeal and any tips also went to Comic Relief. The team served up 60 meals and have raised about �370 with their efforts.

Last night's BBC1 charity marathon included appearances by Adele, Alan Partridge, Annie Lennox and The Inbetweeners.


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Spoof band Fake That, comprising David Walliams, John Bishop, Catherine Tate, James Corden and Alan Carr, auditioned in front of the original Take That.

The show also featured special episodes of EastEnders, Doctor Who and Outnumbered and Prime Minister David Cameron appeared in a Masterchef sketch while BBC Radio Four's broadcasting ended last night with former merchant seaman Lord Prescott reading BBC Radio 4's shipping forecast.

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Comic Relief, which is in its 23rd year, raises money for projects across the UK and in developing countries.

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