Comedian in Comic Relief cross-dressing

Russell Brand ditched his trademark skinny jeans for a pretty bra and knickers – all in the name of world poverty.

As part of the Comic Relief Red Nose Day, the BBC broadcast footage from the Little Britain gala night, in which Russ dons a sexy set of women’s underwear.

But it seems that even ladies’ man Russell, 31, needed a certain, ahem, boost to increase his trouser appeal.

The star says fellow comedian Jonathan Ross advised him to make the most of his manhood for his TV strip.

‘That was embarrassing,’ Russ tells The Daily Express. ‘I was in the dressing room with Jonathan Ross and he has the nous to tell me to put one of those chicken fillet breast enhancers that ladies use down my trousers before I went on. That spared me.’

Anna Taylor