Wear your Red Nose for charidee!
Yes Red Nose Day has arrived and in true comedy style celebrities have been urging us all to dig deep and give generously to charidee.
Radio 1's Chris Moyles did a marathon radio show lasting a whopping 52 hours. So for all you haters who struggle with 52 minutes of Chris, you've got to hand it to him, 52 hours is pretty dedicated. And did I mention he raised over £2.5m in the process?
Is it just me or did the Comic Relief TV shows really strike a chord this year? Rich, Famous and Living in the Slums had me crying buckets as Sam Womack, Lenny Henry, Reggie Yates and Angela Rippon swapped their privilege lives to live amongst the poorest people in Kenya. With sewage running through the village, it was heartbreaking to see the strength of the villagers who show amazing generosity and love despite having such little.
Yes we all have bad days but these people have bad lives - and yet they're still smiling and making the best of their situation.
I went to South Africa earlier this year with Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding and was amazed at the humility of the South Africans.
The HIV positive pregnant women I met at the Mothers2Mothers project shattered the myth that suffers were malnourished and bitter. Instead I met beautiful, glowing women who were happy to share their tragic stories with perfect strangers and still have a sense of humour!
I realised that I didn't have a right to cry, as these women didn't want my sympathy, they just wanted to raise awareness.