Comic Relief – A history of Red Noses

Celebrate Red Nose Day with a gallery featuring every nose since 1988

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The breadth of Comic Relief’s creativity nose no bounds. Just take a look at the gallery below for proof. To celebrate Red Nose Day – starting tonight at 7pm on BBC1 – we’ve collected images of each and every Red Nose ever issued.

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They range from a simple but elegant scarlet sphere to noses with hands, with hair and even noses that changed colour. This year, there are nine futuristic noses to choose from (or to collect – it is, after all, for charidee), ranging from extra-terrestrial Snorbit to Supernose (forced to flee to Planet Earth when Planet Red blew up). 

Now prepare yourself for a nostalgic trip down memory lane (or an important history lesson) as we look back at these colourful nasal accoutrements from through the years… 

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Red Nose Day 2015 is on Friday 13th March. Find out how you can take part here.