‘The Durrells’ star makes surprise return in ‘Bodyguard’ parody for charity – watch!

A familiar face returned from the dead in a brilliant Bodyguard spoof last night.

The 8-minute parody film was part of BBC One’s annual Red Nose Day telethon, raising money for Comic Relief.

Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK, with a vision of a just world, free from poverty. Find out more about their incredible work here.

The Bodyguard parody also featured Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden reprising his role as specialist protection officer David Budd, alongside comedy stars Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (Unforgotten).

Watch the full spoof here:

You can donate to Comic Relief on their official website.

Bodyguard launched in the UK last August and achieved record-breaking ratings for BBC One, beating ITV’s Vanity Fair on Sunday nights.

The first season is available on Netflix around the world now.

2019’s Red Nose Day also included a mini sequel to Four Weddings and a Funeral, reuniting the classic movie’s original cast.

Keeley Hawes began filming the final season of The Durrells last September on Corfu.

Season 4 is expected to air in the UK this spring on ITV and in the USA this autumn on Masterpiece on PBS.

The Durrells is available on DVD on Amazon.