RENFREWSHIRE stars Richard Madden and David Tennant are throwing their support behind Comic Relief ahead of Red Nose Day. 

The big night will be broadcast live on BBC One from 7pm on Friday, with many famous faces helping raise vital funds for charities as well as more than 120 projects and organisations in Scotland.

The show will see Madden, from Elderslie, reprise his role as the Bodyguard from last year's huge TV hit in a special sketch. 

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Elsewhere, Paisley's Tennant will be one of the many hosts on the night, the second time he has been asked to help present the show.

He said: "I've presented once before for Comic Relief. That was the first time I'd ever done it - but then I hadn't been asked to do it since so I'm very grateful that they are willing to take that risk again.

"From what I remember of live TV, it's quite chaotic and in the moment. I'm very pleased that I'll be presenting alongside Zoe Ball. She's got live broadcasting running through her blood, so I can rely on her to do all the difficult stuff.

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"Comic Relief is one of those beautifully brilliant and bonkers British ideas. It's part of the national furniture.

"As a school kid I always looked forward to it coming around. As a student I went busking for it in Glasgow. Me and my mate Alan did a Proclaimers tribute act during drama school lunch hours.

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"It's one of those things that I've grown up with. It's always something exciting to be part of. It's a really fun and exciting national moment - and it really changes lives."

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