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Russell Brand to join Match of the Day as pundit

1 of 1 On the ball: Russell Brand will be an analyst on Match of the Day
On the ball: Russell Brand will be an analyst on Match of the Day

Russell Brand is about to take on a new role - as an analyst on Match of the Day.

The comedian will appear on the BBC’s long-running football highlights show tomorrow (March 22) for a one-off special episode.

Brand will provide his own insights of the weekend's games, including his beloved West Ham United's match against Manchester United.

Host Gary Lineker will also be joined by former England international Alan Shearer and Brazilian World Cup winner Leonardo.

Sport Relief will be broadcast tonight (Friday March 21) on BBC One and Two, with presenters including Lineker, Gabby Logan and Clare Balding.

Davina McCall, Alex Jones, Nick Grimshaw and Jo Whiley are among the stars who have completed challenges for this year's charity drive.

Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which raises money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries.

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