Jack Whitehall, Mason Mount and Declan Rice will be golfing A-round in challenge for Comic Relief


Taking part in the 2022 Mini Golf Challenge for Comic Relief, is Arsenal fan and award winning comedian, actor and presenter Jack Whitehall, who will take on two England football players in a high stakes game of mini golf, but who will be golf-father of the course and who will end up tee-rifically teed off?!

All is going well until Jack realises that his golfing challenge is more ‘Mini’ than Masters, and with a hilarious forfeit in store for the loser, there has never been a better time for some competitive spirit between Premier League players and childhood best friends Mason Mount and Declan Rice. The pressure’s on as football clubs are swapped for golf clubs and viewers will get to see these sporting pros as they’ve never before! Which two will be left having to green and bear it when the winner is revealed?

Jack Whitehall says: “I am so thrilled that I am able to come off zoom this year and get to host my very own challenge for Comic Relief, with two sporting heroes! I am a huge fan of both Declan and Mason (despite them not playing for my team) but can only hope they leave all their ball skills on the football pitch, so I can claim victory! Filming with them is going to be so much fun, but we cannot lose sight of why we are doing this and that is to help raise money for Comic Relief, which such a worthwhile and brilliant charity and it really does make a difference to people’s lives all over the world, and I am honoured to play a small part in that.”

Declan Rice says: “I do love my golf and I cannot wait to take on Mason Mount and Jack Whitehall at mini golf all in aid of Comic Relief! I remember watching Comic Relief growing up and seeing what brilliant work it does for those in need, in our country and the rest of the world. I’ll be taking part in this year’s big television fundraiser, and encourage you all to support if you are able.”

Mason Mount says: “I can’t wait to get involved with Comic Relief this year, I’ve grown up watching it so it feels amazing to be a part of the action. We’ve got tough competition with Jack and I feel like he might have a few tricks up his sleeve, but hopefully our skills from the pitch transfer over to the mini golf course. It’s all for a good cause but we’ll never live this one down if we lose.”

All bets par off when you put a comedian and two England footballers on a mini golf course, to find out what happens, and who will be kissing whose putt, tune in from 7pm on Friday 18 March on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. For the latest Red Nose Day news and to find out how to donate, visit bbc.co.uk/rednoseday

Red Nose Day 2022 will be hosted by Alesha Dixon, David Tennant, Zoe Ball, Paddy McGuinness and Sir Lenny Henry. Plus The Great Comic Relief Prizeathon will be hosted by Joel Dommett and AJ Odudu.

Get ready for an incredible night of TV with plenty of surprises and even more laughs which will be broadcast from live from MediaCityUK in Salford as some of the nation’s favourite faces come together for a very special night of comedy, entertainment, music and much more. The Red Nose Day night of TV will feature hilarious sketches, live performances and one-off comedy specials whilst showcasing the incredible impact donations have made in the UK and across the world.

The big fundraising night of TV for Comic Relief is a BBC Studios Entertainment Production for the BBC, commissioned by Kate Phillips, Director of Entertainment Commissioning. The Executive Producers for BBC Studios are Peter Davey and Colin Hopkins. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Katie Taylor.

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