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.
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!'"
. @DeirdreOKane1's powers of persuasion are strong, the line up for #RTEComicRelief is unreal ??@daraobriain, @WeeMissBea, Derry Girls, @BigBoyler, @thejasonbyrne and so many more!— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) June 9, 2020
Let's raise more than a smile for Irish charities on Friday, June 26th pic.twitter.com/qSS1d4gy6M
RTÉ Does Comic Relief, Friday, RTÉ One, 8pm