The Big Night In viewers in tears of laughter as Miranda cast reunite over video chat to kick off lockdown laughathon – The Sun

COMIC Relief and Children In Need have kicked off The Big Night In with an almighty bang. 

The show is set to feature come of the biggest stars of British showbiz for an unforgettable night of entertainment – all while raising funds for the vulnerable.

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And it all kicked off with the return of Miranda.

The loved character – played by Miranda Hart – opened the show with a string of hilarious past clips.

While Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland and Patricia Hodge also made an appearance.

Fans went crazy over the scene, with one writing: "15 minutes in and @mermhart has me in tears."



Another wrote: "Note to self don’t take a drink when Maranda is on the TV. Diet Coke gone everywhere."

A third added: "Miranda will always bring me glee #BigNightIn."

A fourth said: "Aaaaaand I'm crying. Miranda, you lovely giant #TheBigNightIn."

Sam Smith also treated to viewers to a performance of his smash hit Lay Me Down from the comfort of his own home.

The singer belted out the tune, while a pianist played in a separate clips.

The performance left host Davina emotional.

She said: "For anyone who is really missing some – that song was recorded just for us."

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The show has gathered an impressive list of stars including presenters Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Zoe Ball, Matt Baker and Paddy McGuinness.

Matt Lucas and David Walliams will also reprise their characters from Little Britain after a decade.

Catherine Tate is also set to appear, while Gary Barlow will be joined by Liam Payne and others.

And it certainly isn't stopping there, with Dawn French bringing a one-off special of her much loved TV show The Vicar of Dibley.

Lenny, who has been a long time host of Comic Relief, said the show will "shine a light on the amazing things communities are doing and keep you entertained whilst you can’t leave your homes".

Davina also added that it was "an amazing way for us all to come together and show how much of an impact we can make on the lives of those who need our support".

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