Comic Relief viewers fumes as a technical blunder hits the BBC and they MISS the opening minutes of Red Nose Day as the wrong show airs
Comic Relief viewers in Scotland raged on Friday as a technical error left them watching lifeboats instead of Red Nose Day.
Viewers across various parts of the country took to Twitter to vent their frustrations as they missed the opening segment of the comedy extravaganza.
The impacted fans turned to social media in confusion after tuning into BBC One to see the charity fundraiser kick off, only to find the BBC Two feed airing instead.
Rather than watching Sir Lenny Henry regenerate into Doctor Who’s David Tennant, instead they were shown footage from Saving Lives At Sea.
One viewer tweeted: ‘Comic Relief didn’t get shown on @BBCScotland – was some other programme at the start before they cut to the intro with all 5 presenters.’
Fuming: Comic Relief viewers in Scotland raged on Friday as a technical error left them watching lifeboats instead of Red Nose Day
‘@comicrelief Folks in Aberdeen just got to see the start of Saving Lives at Sea…?’ wrote another disgruntled person.
‘Great start to Comic Relief they’ve got this sketch where they broadcast exactly what’s on BBC2,’ someone else complained.
‘Anyone else miss the start of #rednoseday as they were showing BBC2 on BBC1?’ asked another fuming fan, to which another viewer replied: ‘Yeah! Seeing tweets about Dr. Who but watching lifeboats!’
And as the mix-up continued, one viewer raged: ‘@BBCScotland And now you’ve gone from Reporting Scotland to BBC2 RNLI program instead of Comic Relief! It is YTS day??? Or are you all on the p**s already?’
Elsewhere during Comic Relief, the Eurovision Song Contest brought a host of familiar faces together with a hilarious Red Nose Day sketch.
Ahead of Friday night’s fundraising telethon, Gordon Ramsey recited Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star on the recorder while Jamie Dornan sang with ‘no voice’ as celebrities audition for the talent show.
Judges Lulu, Graham Norton and Sam Ryder decided who they would be sending though, but were left unimpressed by the chef and the actors awful performances.
First up was Jamie, who stood before the panel with a message scrawled across a piece of cardboard.
Fuming! Viewers across various parts of the country took to Twitter to vent their frustrations as they missed the opening segment of the comedy extravaganza on Friday night
In the hilarious clip, the actor when on to reveal that he couldn’t perform the song that had been written for him by Paul McCartney because he ‘had no voice.’
The panel were left baffled by his audition as they reminded him that it was a singing competition and sent him on his way.
Next up to try his hand at impressing the judges was Gordon, who took to the stage with an out of tune rendition of a nursery rhyme.
The high pitched squeal echoed around room, forcing Lulu to make a sly exit while Sam and Graham were left arguing over who would break the bad news to Gordon.
‘We’ll put you down as a maybe,’ the chat show host grimaced as the angry chef snapped the instrument over his thigh and told the judges to ‘F*** off.’
Elsewhere, The Traitors Red Nose Day sketch parody began with Dawn French taking on Claudia Winkleman’s role as host, channelling the presenter’s trademark blunt fringe and eyeliner.
As she began to interrogate the ‘contestants’ it emerged that Stephen Merchant, Danny Dyer, Mary Berry and Alison Hammond were the celebrity guests.
Talent: Elsewhere during Comic Relief, the Eurovision Song Contest brought a host of familiar faces together with a hilarious Red Nose Day sketch with Gordon Ramsey playing a recorder
Shocking: Judges Lulu, Graham Norton and Sam Ryder decided who they would be sending though, but were left unimpressed by the chef’s awful performance
The camera cut to Danny saying that he ‘recognised’ a fellow traitor ‘from Walford’, with season one fan favourite Maddy Smedley making a surprise cameo as she ripped off her hood and explained her history on the show.
On Maddy’s season she came under suspicion when she confessed that she was an actress who had appeared in one episode of EastEnders – where she played a homeless woman named Rita – and in one episode of Casualty where she played a woman without a womb.
The next contestant to reveal themselves on the parody was Wilfred Webster, who nearly won the jackpot on season one before being exposed at the very last minute.
The celebrity contestants then focused their attention on another ominous figure – whose identity was not revealed in the teaser.
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