PADDY McGuinness kicked off Comic Relief this evening and stunned his co-hosts with a rather rude joke.
As the Red Nose Day event kicked off this evening, hosts Paddy, Alesha Dixon, David Tennant and Lenny Henry ventured onto the stage – but things soon turned awkward.
After the usual introductions, Sir Lenny wasn’t happy about the appearance of those in the audience.
“Now hang on, hang on. You all look lovely, but I do have one small criticism,” said the 63-year-old.
“You’re a bit underdressed, but don’t worry, we’ve got that covered. Are you ready, guys?”
All four hosts in unison then exclaimed: “Release the noses”, before Paddy hit a giant red button, sending the entire audience into a frenzy.
As hundreds of red noses showered the audience, Lenny yelled: “It’s a nose shower”, but Paddy soon left his counterparts red-faced.
The Top Gear host quipped: “Oh, no. No, sorry, sorry, excuse me. Excuse me. Mate, it’s supposed to go on your nose.”
Then, in a jaw-dropping moment, Paddy shook his head before adding: “Sorry, that was my cousin.”
Almost immediately, Paddy’s fellow hosts looked embarrassed as he made what seemed to be an X-rated joke.
Alongside an emoji of a shocked face, one viewer penned: “Did anyone just get what Paddy meant by that? Sounded a bit naughty.”
Echoing their comments, someone else said: “Paddy and bad jokes. Anything new?”
Broadcast live from the BBC’s studios at Media City UK in Salford tonight’s show will feature sketches, live performances and music alongside charity appeals.
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