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Last Updated: Saturday March 14 2009 10:47 GMT

Red Nose Day record reaches 57m

David Tennant and Davina McCall presented a star-studded Comic Relief show

This year's Red Nose Day was a record-smashing event, with the total raised by the end of the day beating the previous record by over 17m!

A whole host of stars, including Doctor Who's David Tennant and footie star David Beckham, helped raise cash by doing something funny for money.

People across the UK did their bit to help make the 57m, with loads of fund-raising events held across the country.

Money raised will go towards helping people in Africa, and the UK.

The record-breaking total is expected to increase by at least 20m as more donations flood in.

The Comic Relief show kicked off at 7pm on Friday, with David Tennant hosting alongside Davina McCall.

Doing something funny?
Maisie was wearing her pyjamas to school!
There were special editions of popular TV programmes, including the Sarah Jane Adventures.

Loads of stars, including England footballers David Beckham and Peter Crouch, and the singer, Robbie Williams, took part in comedy sketches.

There was loads of great music too, with music acts including Take That and The Saturdays performing.

Red noses

Sainsbury's, which has been selling Comic Relief products, handed over a cheque for more than 9m.

The supermarket said there had been record sales of red noses this year, with an average 100,000 noses sold every day.