Harry Hill has joined Red Nose Day 2015 by launching the first interactive pin badges – with just his head!
Supported by Taggar, the new pin badges utilise face detection with the Taggar app, which sees Harry’s head come to life, giving daily introductions to classic clips from Red Nose Days over the years.
It also provides a fancy dress chest full of virtual props and accessories to make your face funny for money – and share your style with a selfie. Wigs, ears, moustaches, face paint and Red Noses a plenty are included and you can donate £1 to Comic Relief through this.
On the project, Comic Relief has said:
It’s been great to make the pin badges come to life with amazing comedy moments from our favourite archive sketches to brand new comedy gold from Harry Hill.
Pin badge fan Harry also added:
Red Nose Day is a great campaign and the more people involved in it, the better. There’s no better way to get to the public’s wallets than through a joke – so buy a pin badge, download the app and get donating!
Charlotte Golunski, co-founder, Taggar also said of the project:
Comic Relief have long been a pioneer of fundraising in innovative ways. With the support of Taggar, Comic Relief can make its physical products come alive with amazing digital content, letting everyone have even more fun whilst showing their support of Red Nose Day!
Here’s a behind the scenes video and also an explanation of the app:
You can get your one of the two pin badge designs for £1, with at least 50p going to Comic Relief, from Sainsbury’s, Oxfam and rednoseday.com.
Here are the latest snippets of Harry Hill news:
- Kent News has given a positive review of QI Live, which Harry took part in, with Canterbury Times talking to creator John Lloyd.
- Harry’s doodle for Epilepsy Action got £54.64 in the charity Ebay auction.
- Gogglebox’s Baasit Siddiqui has told What’s On TV how he has enjoyed Stars In Their Eyes.
- Elaine Bedell from ITV has been talking about their lineup since Christmas, including Stars, to Broadcast.
- Reveal picked the final of Stars as their Saturday pick.
- Jim Thompson, who appeared as Morrisey on Stars, has tweeted a letter he received from Harry:
- CMU suggested Harry should voice the Brits after Madonna’s unfortunate fall.
- Having been shortlisted for the tour last year, Harry Hill’s Sausage Time DVD has been nominated at this year’s Chortle Awards against Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down Five To Go, Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle Series 3 and The Trip to Italy.
- One of Harry’s live appearances was recommended by Time Out:
- Over on Twitter, a Harry fan has suggested a solution for #TheDress:
The results for our Stars In Their Eyes poll are now in – with the audience agreeing with those in the studio on their winner and also wanting more episodes.
Peter Sarsfield as Frankie Valli, who won on Saturday night, was also the winner of our poll with 52%, with Paloma, Christina and John achieving over 10% and Lady Gaga getting 6%.
On the show itself, 88% watched the series throughout, showing a core loyal basis, with a selection also rejoining towards the end of the series. 48% felt the show improved over the series, with 30% saying it stayed the same.
The comments were mixed, with many commenting on the show offering family fun and enjoying Harry’s humour. Several weren’t keen on the Adele jokes and also suggested that the show needs to be refined to get a better mix between the songs and sketches. Of course, there were also a number wanting Matthew Kelly back!
Finally, 74% wanted to see a new series of the show for 2016.
Keep it Harry Hill Fansite for the latest news on Stars In Their Eyes!
Fairtrade Fortnight is back for 2015 and this year, the theme is choosing products to change lives.
As always, Harry Hill is supporting the event again and has already done an interview on the fortnight for Sainsbury’s Magazine last month.
The campaign is focusing on cocoa, coffee, sugar and tea this year and how small changes to your shopping basket can make big changes to those farmers that are getting that product to your plate or cup. As part of this, the Foundation has produced Fairtrade Matters, a film that shows how Fairtrade products are produced. The film will be showing across the UK and we have a preview of it, with a trailer below:
Major Fairtrade producers and supporters will also be offering special offers during the week, which include as follows:
- Cadbury: giveaway on Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons.
- Cafédirect: coffee on promotion in Waitrose + competition to win six months’ supply of coffee
- Divine Chocolate: launching new Caramel Dark Chocolate bar + on the road with the Divine van
- Green & Black’s Organic: promoting new personalised bars + 25% off RRP via its online store
- Greggs: coffee giveaway
- Sainsbury’s: displays + promotions across Fairtrade range
- Starbucks: 50p off hand-crafted beverages during Fortnight + tall latte for £1.00 on Monday 2 March.
- The Co-operative: promotions across Fairtrade range, wine sampling events + campaigners’ pack for its members
There will be local events in your area and there is also a fun quiz on the website.
For more, visit fairtrade.org.uk/fortnight.
It’s your last chance to express your views in our Stars In Their Eyes poll.
Closing this weekend, you can give your opinions on your winner, the series overall and more.
Just fill in the poll below:
Harry Hill will be appearing at Guerrilla Busfare on Thursday (19th).
Described as rule breaking comedy, the line up for this new comedy night includes Red Bastard, Brian Gittins, Holly Burn, Ali Brice, Beth Vyse and Joz Norris.
It takes place at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen from 8pm at just £10.
Tickets are available at guerrillabusfare.com
+ Beyond The Joke is running a competition to win three pairs of tickets.
After 5 weeks of searching, the UK’s best singalikes are going to battle it out tonight to claim the title of Stars In Their Eyes champion 2015.
On ITV at 6.30pm, going up against each other are Christie Holland as Christina Aguilera, Peter Sarsfield as Frankie Valli, Emma Wright as Lady Gaga, Sharon Williams as Paloma Faith and Kurt White as John Legend.
Harry will again be performing as a famous face and there might be a celebrity guest or two.
The show is repeated tomorrow (Sunday) at 12.40pm, ITV.
With the series now reaching an end, our poll returns with a few questions – feel free to also tweet, Facebook and leave comments:
Harry Hill will be filming a new pilot for ITV next month, a report has revealed.
The Sun has revealed in an interview that he is filming the pilot, which is hoped will be commission for a series, in March, with all of the details being top secret.
All that has been revealed as this programme is for primetime.