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3/16/2013 12:18:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

It has been announced that Comic Relief has so far raised £75,107,851 - the highest amount raised on the night by the charity fundraiser in its 25 years!

As usual, the evening's programme featured a host of especially recorded sketches featuring popular series characters, which has often included appearances or "minisodes" related to Doctor Who. This year saw the Doctor pop up in One Born Every Minute, a scene with the cast from Call The Midwife where he arrives to warn an expectant mother of the potential threat caused by her unborn twins, John and Edward ... Matt Smith then appeared on stage at BBC Television Centre as a 'preview' to the 3D 50th Anniversary Special, though ended up having to fend off the attentions of presenter Claudia Winkleman.

Later in the evening, Davina promised co-presenter John Bishop a kiss the same way she had received from David Tennant during the 2009 evening - and the actor was on hand to give John a surprise!

Comic Relief 2013: Call The Midwife (Credit: BBC) Comic Relief 2013: Matt Smith (Credit: BBC Comic Relief, via Facebook) Comic Relief 2013: Matt Smith (Credit: BBC) Comic Relief 2013: Matt Smith (Credit: BBC Comic Relief, via Facebook)
Comic Relief 2013: David Tennant (Credit: BBC) Comic Relief 2013: David Tennant (Credit: BBC) Comic Relief 2013: David Tennant (Credit: BBC) Comic Relief 2013: David Tennant (Credit: BBC One, via Facebook)

The high-definition Call the Midwife sketch is available to purchase via Apple iTunes. The followup encounter between Matt and Devina has been publised by Comic Relief on YouTube. A number of other related videos can be viewed below: