Scottish star David, 47, appeared to be struggling with his role during tonight’s Comic Relief Red Nose Day programme on BBC One.On a number of occ
Scottish star David, 47, appeared to be struggling with his role during tonight’s Comic Relief Red Nose Day programme on BBC One.
On a number of occasions the guest host jokingly hammed up his inability to grasp his duties for the night, and Strictly Come Dancing’s It Takes Two host Zoe, 48, helpfully stepped in to guide him.
But as the pair’s turn to helm the show came to an explosive end – they had just announced the latest totals of charity money to a pop of confetti on the stage – David reflected on his experience.
Finishing off their run, Zoe asked her co-host: “David have you got anything to say?”
“Yeah,” David answered seriously. “I’m sorry for making one or two mistakes earlier on.
“I’m not really a presenter. But I love Comic Relief, so obviously I said yes I’d do it.”
Zoe nodded along to her co-star’s comments, seemingly agreeing with his lowdown on the evening.
“But, I’m an actor Zoe,” David then said. “I’m much more comfortable doing things like this.”
Zoe appeared to dial up her own theatrical skill as her face contorted into a look of utter shock.
Sidling back, the Radio 2 host and personality allowed David to have his space on-screen.
Launching into a monologue from a well-known Shakespeare play, David said to the camera: “To be or not to be, that is the question.”
Yet as his brief moment o acting came to an end, it was clear producers were trying to move things along.
“A sea of troubles and by opposing…” David cried out, as comedian Lenny Henry and a security guard rushed on-stage to grab the actor by his arms.
Zoe simply laughed in the background as the trio disappeared for a moment, in a major staged moment for the comedy telethon.
Returning to his spot, Lenny blasted hilariously: “I told you, we should have got Jodie Whittaker!”
Turning serious once more, Lenny then declared: Ladies and gentlemen make some noise.
“For the magnificent David Tennant and Zoe Ball!”
Also on the programme, Emma Willis and Paddy McGuinness took the first shift presenting, and Alesha Dixon rounded things off with Romesh Ranganathan.
The show also featured an updated Four Weddings and a Funeral segment and a Mamma Mia comedy sketch.
Comic Relief 2019 is available to stream on BBC iPlayer now.