Russell knows he can depend on Noel

Russell Brand is hosting a day called Give It Up For Comic Relief at Wembley Arena on 6 March – with Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks, Emeli Sande, Nicole Scherzinger, Jake Bugg and Paloma Faith delivering the music.

‘Give It Up For Comic Relief aims to raise money to help get people who drink and do drugs to “give it up” and stay clean and stop ruining it for everyone else,’ says Russell, who personally called stars to ask them to take part.

Noel Gallagher was the first person to agree.

‘When Comic Relief asked if I could get anyone to perform, I actually called him from the room and he said “Yeah”,’ Russell tells The Sun.

‘Although he spends his life with me thinking of novel ways to offend me, when it comes to it he is really, really helpful, loyal and a good person.’

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