Normal People fans are set for a treat on Friday night's RTÉ Does Comic Relief, according to Comic Relief's co-founder, writer-director Richard Curtis.

The show on RTÉ One on Friday at 8pm will see Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones and director Lenny Abrahamson joining the cream of Irish comedy, entertainment and sport to raise a laugh, as well as much-needed funds for the Irish charity sector.

Richard Curtis - "It's really beautiful" 

Speaking on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday with Miriam, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill writer Curtis said he had seen a piece from Friday's show starring Mescal and Edgar-Jones.

"I can't even say all about it because there's a guest star in it," the Love Actually writer-director teased. "But it's really beautiful.

"I mean, one of the things about Comic Relief is it just gives opportunities for things to happen that would never happen. I can't imagine any context in which they would have allowed a sort of little extra special into the world of Normal People - and you guys have got two! I promise you, though, these are two very special bits."

Having received the running order for Friday night's show, Curtis added: "I was just thinking, 'What's it like?' And I think it's like a fridge in a hotel where you open it up and you see all these perfect little miniatures. And you think, 'Oh I'll have all of them!'"

RTÉ Does Comic Relief, Friday, RTÉ One, 8pm

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