Professor Stephen Hawking is looking for a celebrity to be his new voice in brilliant Comic Relief sketch

The Red Nose Day sketch sees Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones and Simon Cowell try to win the life-changing role


“Listen to my voice. It’s deep. It’s sexy. It’s got a tinge of physics,” purrs Liam Neeson, as he tries to persuade Professor Stephen Hawking to choose his famous husk as his new voice.


The Red Nose Day sketch shows Stephen Hawking as he wryly dismisses a star-studded line-up of contestants to be his new voice.

It features clips of Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Simon Cowell, Rebel Wilson, John Boyega, Eddie Redmayne, Kylie Minogue, Gordon Ramsay and many, many more stars as they compete against each other for the role of a lifetime.

In the end he goes for the unmistakable tones of a cockney legend… can you guess?


Comic Relief 2017 is on Friday 24 March from 7pm on BBC1. Check out the full night’s schedule here