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The comedian made the announcement via Twitter, explaining that he had just finished filming the sketch for this year's charity telethon.
The trio were spotted filming the sketch in the grounds of St John's College, with Walliams dressed as his Little Britain character Lou. Tate was seen dressed as a nun, while Hawking appears to be playing himself.
Earlier this week, Walliams spoke of how he feels about Comic Relief as a parent.
Nine new red noses and seven different Red Nose Day T-Shirts are available to support the 2015 fundraising campaign.
David Walliams has admitted that becoming a parent has had a "huge effect" on his work with Comic Relief.
Speaking live from Kenya on This Morning today (January 26), he praised the donations made during last year's Comic Relief campaign, which have helped thousands of people at home and abroad.
"It has a huge effect on me. I'm a parent now... and to think that there are children sleeping in the middle of a busy road who have no access to food, healthcare, and not even shoes - and there are kids that are desperate to go to school and better themselves."
Walliams and his wife Lara Stone welcomed their first child, a son named Alfred, in May 2013.
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David Walliams has spoken of his delight at winning a National Television Award.
The comedian quipped that since Simon Cowell accepted the Best TV Judge prize on his behalf, he doesn't expect to be getting the trophy any time soon.
"I've got a feeling I'm never going to get that National TV Award," Walliams told Good Morning Britain. "[Simon's] probably already scratched my name off it and put his name on it!"
He said of the award: "It's a great feeling mainly because Simon Cowell didn't win it - he got really desperate in the last few days before the voting closed and started tweeting pictures of his dog saying, 'Please vote for my daddy', and he said he was going to adopt some kittens if he won... And he still didn't win! Mwahahaha!"
Speaking about receiving a makeover from Cowell as part of the 'Make your face funny for money' Red Nose Day campaign, »
Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the ceremony welcomed a host of stars from the small screen in celebrating the best in British television.
National TV Awards 2015 - as it happened
Highlights from the glitzy ceremony also shed light on the ongoing 'Who killed Lucy?' EastEnders storyline with a new clue, Simon Cowell begrudgingly accepting David Walliams's TV judge award on his behalf and Pixie Lott's duet with The Proclaimers.
The National TV Awards winners in full:
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
For the next three hours, the best of 2014's television will be celebrated at a lavish ceremony starring everyone from Danny Dyer to the bloke from The Chase.
So grab a cup of tea, prepare for madness and enjoy Ant & Dec winning the Best TV Presenter(s) trophy, as Digital Spy takes you through the evening from 7.30pm.
22:03So there we have it for another year! A pretty darn well-run ship by Dermot, and a generally enjoyable show. What did you think of the winners? Any big snubs? All in agreement? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for joining us!
22:02Of course, one more mention of Mrs Brown before the end.
22:00Claudia Winkleman can be seen going "What? »
It’s Cumberbatch v Lancashire in The National Television Awards, Mark Rylance stars in the BBC’s Wolf Hall, while cheese is too tempting in Up the Women. Plus extreme questions in The Fanatics and the Qatar Masters tees off
Unlike the mysterious academies that anoint the winners in awards season, the public-voted National TV Awards celebrate what everyone actually likes: comfort-food drama and reality-tv nonsense. Benedict Cumberbatch faces down Sarah Lancashire and Smiths Maggie and Sheridan in the big acting award, while Danny Dyer gets a nod for serial drama. There’s even a TV judge category, with Mary Berry potentially trampling on Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and David Walliams. Ben Beaumont-Thomas
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James Corden has said that he wouldn't have a career if it wasn't for BBC Three.
The Gavin and Stacey creator told Radio Times that he would be "the first person" to sign a petition to keep the channel around, if it shut down completely.
"I wouldn't have a career without BBC Three," he said. "I would not be sat here now if it wasn't for the opportunity BBC Three gave Ruth [Jones] and I."
He continued: "If BBC Three was closing down I would be the first person signing a petition to keep it around because I wouldn't have a career without it.
Although against the channel closing completely, Corden thinks that as long as there is a budget, it doesn't »
BBC Three controller Damian Kavanaugh has addressed the decision not to order a third series of In The Flesh.
In an official release addressing the future of the channel, Kavanaugh stated that he is looking for "the latest and freshest ideas" in television drama.
"The show has been amazing for BBC Three, just like Being Human and The Fades before that," he said of the BAFTA-winning supernatural series.
"But with a falling income and increased costs, BBC Three can only make one drama a year and I want the latest and freshest ideas, ideas that will break new talent on and off-screen. This is part of what BBC Three does and should do.
"I'm sure those guys will do amazing things, just like James Corden and Ruth Jones and Matt Lucas and David Walliams did before them. We will have some exciting news on a new BBC Three drama very soon. »
Britain's Got Talent's live auditions began in Edinburgh today (January 19).
While Walliams came turned out in traditional Scottish attire, Cowell ditched his trademark bootleg jeans for bootleg black trousers with a grey marl top.
Meanwhile, Amanda Holden wore a red bardot-style red dress - with matching lipstick and pointed stilettos - as she posed on the red carpet.
Alesha Dixon opted for a strapless, fitted black dress which she teamed with slicked back hair and statement necklace.
After Edinburgh, the judges will then go on to Manchester, Birmingham and London to see more variety acts, while the Golden Buzzer will allow the judges to send their favourite act straight through to the live semi-finals.
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ITV confirmed today that the judging panel will remain the same for the next run of the talent show, while Ant & Dec will also be back as hosts.
The judges will begin their tour of the country for auditions from January 19, when Edinburgh's Festival Theatre will play host to the hopeful contestants.
They will then go on to Manchester, Birmingham and London to see more variety acts, while the Golden Buzzer will allow the judges to send their favourite act straight through to the live semi-finals.
"I'm really looking forward to starting auditions on Britain's Got Talent next week," Cowell said.
"I feel very confident in my role as a judge on the show and I look forward to hopefully finding a star.
"Amanda is so much fun to work with and has great instincts. »
It's ages until Britain's Got Talent returns to our screens, but don't despair - if you're dying to get some Got Talent action in your life, then you're in luck, because ITV has gifted us a new show bringing us the best (and weirdest) auditions from around the globe.
Since Got Talent airs in nearly 60 countries, there is quite a lot to choose from - and Warwick Davis is there to host the show and bring you all the contestants you won't be able to forget. We caught up with Warwick for a chat to find out more about the show, what his own talent would be, and why he'd like to be a judge himself...
Were you a big fan of Britain's Got Talent before you did this show?
"Oh yeah, a massive fan of it. There's nothing better than celebrating talent, and so many people out there have »
Time for a slightly more serious tone on Kasterborous now. Sir John Hurt, the War Doctor, and David Walliams, guest of Series 6’s The God Complex, are among the voices on this amusing-yet-serious film instructing people – not just new parents – on the method required to save a choking baby. Along with David Mitchell...
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The ceremony - hosted by Dermot O'Leary - will be held on Wednesday, January 21 and broadcast live on ITV from 7.30pm.
The full shortlist is as follows:
Chat Show Host
Mrs Brown's Boys
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Through the Keyhole
Ant & Dec
Broadchurch: ITV, 9pm
Series two of ITV's hugely popular thriller is shrouded in mystery - to the extent that press and even the cast have been denied preview copies of the new episodes ahead of broadcast.
Here's what we do know - much of the original cast is back, led once again by Olivia Colman and David Tennant, and while the second series will keep the thrills coming, there won't be another body on the beach but a very different mystery for Miller (Colman) and Hardy (Tennant) to solve.
The Undateables: Channel 4, 9pm
Channel 4's cult dating show returns for a fourth run, spanning five episodes.
Looking for love this week is Alex, 21, who has autism and has never been on a date, and professional artist's model Matthew, 31, who feels his stammer has hindered his chances at romance.
Revenge: E4, 9pm
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14 items from 2015
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