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Comic Relief 2019: Lenny Henry pays tribute to Louis Tomlinson's late sister Félicité, 18



Comic Relief 2019: Lenny Henry pays tribute to Louis Tomlinson's late sister Félicité, 18, as he expresses his sorrow for 'sudden tragic loss' after former One Direction star pulls out of TV appearance

  • Lenny Henry paid tribute to Louis Tomlinson's late sister Félicité, 18, as he expresses his sorrow at her passing
  • The former One Direction star, 27, pulled out of his TV performance after his sister's death on Wednesday 
  • Four Weddings, Mamma Mia and Bodyguard spoofs were the highlight of the glittering ceremony

By Lily Waddell For Mailonline

Published: 15:52 EDT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 17:03 EDT, 15 March 2019

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Stalwart Lenny Henry took a special moment to honor the memory of Louis Tomlinson's late sister Félicité after the former One Direction star pulled out of the Comic Relief appearance following her passing on Wednesday.

In a touching speech, the television personality expressed his sadness as he sent his love to Louis and his family following the news of their 'sudden tragic loss'.

Addressing Louis' absence, Lenny said: 'Sudden tragic loss of his sister. The love and best wishes go out to Louis and his family at this terrible time.' 

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Comic Relief live 2019: Lenny Henry pays tribute to Louis Tomlinson's late sister Félicité, 18, as he expresses his sorrow for 'sudden tragic loss' after former One Direction star pulls out of TV appearance
Comic Relief live 2019: Lenny Henry pays tribute to Louis Tomlinson's late sister Félicité, 18, as he expresses his sorrow for 'sudden tragic loss' after former One Direction star pulls out of TV appearance

Comic Relief live 2019: Lenny Henry pays tribute to Louis Tomlinson's late sister Félicité, 18, as he expresses his sorrow for 'sudden tragic loss' after former One Direction star pulls out of TV appearance

Singer Louis pulled out of his headline performance of his new single Two Of Us on Friday night's Comic Relief following his younger sister Félicité's death.

The One Direction star, 27, was due to perform his new single which was written about his late mother Johannah, who died from cancer in 2016.

Félicité, 18, was found dead at her Earls Court, West London home from a suspected heart attack on Wednesday lunchtime, leaving Louis 'devastated'.

Heartbreaking: In a touching speech, the television personality expressed his sadness as he sent his love to Louis and his family following the news of their 'sudden tragic loss'
Heartbreaking: In a touching speech, the television personality expressed his sadness as he sent his love to Louis and his family following the news of their 'sudden tragic loss'

Heartbreaking: In a touching speech, the television personality expressed his sadness as he sent his love to Louis and his family following the news of their 'sudden tragic loss'

Loss: Louis had pulled out of his headline performance on Friday night's Comic Relief following his younger sister Félicité's death on Wednesday (pictured left with Louis)
Loss: Louis had pulled out of his headline performance on Friday night's Comic Relief following his younger sister Félicité's death on Wednesday (pictured left with Louis)

Loss: Louis had pulled out of his headline performance on Friday night's Comic Relief following his younger sister Félicité's death on Wednesday (pictured left with Louis)

Elsewhere, Miranda tried to steal a cheeky kiss from Colin Firth in a hilarious sketch as she clambered on top of him after reading the star a passage from Jane Austin's Pride And Prejudice.

She joked: 'Can people stop kissing Colin Firth it's highly inappropriate!!!'

Football legend David Beckham had fans in stitches with his cameo role in Only Fools And Horses comic sketch when he quipped he didn't want to draw attention to himself before collapsing dramatically in front of everyone. 

The sports star, who raises his four children with his wife of nearly two decades Victoria Beckham, also poked fun at a number of his different looks over the years in the opening sequence.

Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness and former Celebrity Big Brother presenter Emma Willis joined forces on stage to open the Comic Relief show with stalwart Lenny Henry.

As they passed on the baton to former Doctor Who star David Tennant and radio personality Zoe Ball, the end of the first section saw the show raise £13,196,867 for charity. 

What a man! David Beckham, who raises his four children with his wife of nearly two decades Victoria Beckham, also poked fun at a number of his different looks over the years in the opening sequence of Comic Relief
What a man! David Beckham, who raises his four children with his wife of nearly two decades Victoria Beckham, also poked fun at a number of his different looks over the years in the opening sequence of Comic Relief
Check him out: The football legend donned a red nose in the name of the good cause
Check him out: The football legend donned a red nose in the name of the good cause

What a man! David Beckham, who raises his four children with his wife of nearly two decades Victoria Beckham, also poked fun at a number of his different looks over the years in the opening sequence of Comic Relief

Starring role: Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness and former Celebrity Big Brother presenter Emma Willis joined forces on stage to open the Comic Relief show with stalwart Lenny Henry
Starring role: Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness and former Celebrity Big Brother presenter Emma Willis joined forces on stage to open the Comic Relief show with stalwart Lenny Henry

Starring role: Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness and former Celebrity Big Brother presenter Emma Willis joined forces on stage to open the Comic Relief show with stalwart Lenny Henry

Romesh Ranganathan and Alesha Dixon boogied onto the stage when they were invited to pick up the hosting duties for the star-studded Comic Relief. 

Alesha said: 'I am always worried I'll pronounce your surname wrong.' 

Romesh quipped: 'There is a real danger of looking racist.' 

Strictly finalist Joe Sugg,Rob Beckett and Clara Amfo made up the rest of the star-studded list of hosts for this year's Comic Relief. 

Four Weddings, Mamma Mia and Bodyguard spoofs were the highlight of the glittering ceremony which was hosted in the name of Red Nose Day. 

Jodie Whittaker made an appearance as her on-screen alter ego, the first female Time Lord, and peeped out of the blue tardis briefly to remind the audience how they could donate to the worthy cause. 

Strictly Come Dancing hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman danced for 24 hours as they pulled off a tough danceathon challenge for charity.  

Keep Dancing! Strictly Come Dancing hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman danced for 24 hours as they pulled off a tough danceathon challenge for charity
Keep Dancing! Strictly Come Dancing hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman danced for 24 hours as they pulled off a tough danceathon challenge for charity

Keep Dancing! Strictly Come Dancing hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman danced for 24 hours as they pulled off a tough danceathon challenge for charity

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