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Kay takes comfort from Red Nose Day

Published 13/03/2013 | 00:21


Undated handout photo issued by Comic Relief of Peter Kay in training as he embarks on a challenge for Red Nose Day which will be shown on BBC One, on Friday 15th March. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 25, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Relief. Photo credit should read: Matt Squire/Comic Relief/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Peter Kay has been taking on a new Comic Relief challenge

Peter Kay is swapping stand-up for sit down - by undertaking a Comic Relief challenge from the comfort of his sofa.

The funnyman has been travelling in his seat from Belfast and is to arrive in London during the Red Nose Day broadcast being screened by BBC One and BBC Two on Friday evening.

He has also recorded a new version of the video to the James hit single Sit Down, with the group's lead singer Tim Booth. It follows a previous Comic Relief promo he recorded for Tony Christie's Is This The Way To Amarillo.

A spokeswoman for the charity joked: "Having undertaken a rigorous training regime to prepare for the challenge, Peter will not only have to endure the physical strain put on his body, but be mentally psyched up to withstand days of sitting down for the Comic Relief sketch."

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