Comic Relief Does Fame Academy 21 years old

Comic Relief Does Fame Academy

Comic Relief Does Fame Academy is a spin-off of the original Fame Academy show where celebrities sing as students of the Academy. The programme was launched in 2003 to help raise money for the charities supported by Comic Relief, with the final of the show occurring on Red Nose Day. Coverage of the show was widely shown on BBC One, BBC Three, BBC Prime and the CBBC Channel. Many consider the celebrity version of the show to be far more successful than its predecessor. The Comic Relief series returned in 2005 and again in March 2007. It was announced by the BBC that Cat Deeley would not return because she was hosting So You Think You Can Dance. However, Patrick Kielty returned with co-host and host of the former spin-off show Claudia Winkleman.



Name Character
Adrian Edmondson He was 46 , now 67 years old
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson She was 31 , 45 years old when she died
John Thomson He was 33 , now 55 years old
Doon Mackichan She was 41 , now 62 years old
Ruby Wax She was 49 , now 71 years old
Jon Culshaw He was 34 , now 55 years old
Shaun Williamson He was 37 , now 58 years old
Jo Brand She was 45 , now 66 years old
Al Murray He was 34 , now 56 years old
Claudia Winkleman She was 31 , now 52 years old as Presenter
Reggie Yates He was 19 , now 40 years old
Tim Vine He was 36 , now 57 years old
Will Mellor He was 26 , now 48 years old
Tricia Penrose She was 32 , now 54 years old
Dawn Steele She was 27 , now 48 years old
Linda Robson She was 44 , now 66 years old
Craig Revel Horwood He was 38 , now 59 years old
Jenny Eclair She was 42 , now 64 years old


Name Job title
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy poster
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy (21 years)


  • First Air Date: 2003-03-07
  • Runtime: [60] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 40