Children in Need 2023 viewers slammed ‘unfunny’ hosts Mel Giedroyc and Jason Manford after they performed a ‘painful’ comedy sketch during Friday’s live show. 

The annual BBC telethon, which raises money for disadvantaged kids, saw the duo donning outlandish wigs to play 1970s news presenters.

Reading out humorous headlines for the cameras fans at home were left unimpressed and branded the skit ‘rubbish’ and ‘really bad’. 

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one said: ‘These presenters are so UNFUNNY’.

While a second wrote: ‘The sketch by Mel and Jason was really bad’. 

Awkward: Children in Need viewers slammed 'unfunny' hosts Mel Giedroyc and Jason Manford after they performed a comedy sketch during Friday's live show

Awkward: Children in Need viewers slammed ‘unfunny’ hosts Mel Giedroyc and Jason Manford after they performed a comedy sketch during Friday’s live show

Unimpressed: The annual BBC telethon, which raises money for disadvantaged kids, saw the duo donning outlandish wigs to play 1970s news presenters

Unimpressed: The annual BBC telethon, which raises money for disadvantaged kids, saw the duo donning outlandish wigs to play 1970s news presenters

A third said: ‘That was painful!’. 

And:  ‘Looking forward to this till I saw blood rubbish unfunny Mel Giedroyc is one of the presenters ….why’.  

It comes after Tess Daly shared an emotional message to her husband Vernon Kay on Friday ahead of the completion of his Children In Need Ultramarathon. 

Taking to Instagram, the TV star, 54, branded Vernon, 49, ‘wonderful’ hours before he arrived at Old Trafford Cricket Ground to complete the fourth and final day of the challenge – for which he raised an eye-popping £4m at time of publication. 

Vernon’s challenge involves running and walking nearly 100 miles over the past three days, with the rest to complete on the final day.

In her post, Tess lamented her absence, as she was having to stay near London head of Strictly’s live show on Saturday but professed her pride at the achievement. 

Alongside a screenshot of their Facetime conversation, the blonde beauty penned: ‘Absolutely gutted not to be at the finish line not to cheer you on today! (am at Strictly) BUT what a moment, what an achievement…

‘I am SO PROUD of what you’ve done! I can see in your body that it’s taken a physical toll but I know that it won’t matter right now, as the total of over 3 MILLION raised for Children In Need is just incredible… 

Not laughing: Reading out humorous headlines for the cameras fans at home were left unimpressed and branded the skit 'rubbish' and 'really bad'

Not laughing: Reading out humorous headlines for the cameras fans at home were left unimpressed and branded the skit ‘rubbish’ and ‘really bad’

Fuming: Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter , one said: 'These presenters are so UNFUNNY'

Fuming: Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter , one said: ‘These presenters are so UNFUNNY’

‘The generosity and support shown by everyone that has so kindly donated and those who have come out to support you along the way has been beyond wonderful and I know it’s kept you going (and me too), love you to bits Vern, you’ve got this!!’

Vernon pushed his way to the final pit stop of the third day after tackling Kinder Scout in the Peak District before heading to Stockport and then onto Old Trafford. 

Upon his arrival, the BBC R2 star received a warm welcome from legions of fans who had gathered to greet him.

On Friday morning, Vernon left just before 7am to complete the final leg of his challenge, where he will complete it in his home town of Bolton.

His journey will take him through Salford, Linnyshaw, Little Hulton and Middlebrook, before finishing at the Toughsheet Stadium home of Bolton Wanderers.

On Thursday Vernon admitted he was beginning to struggle while walking over Kinder Scout as the group added a mile to the journey due to the weather.

He said: ‘I’m done now, I’ve had enough. I’m drained, I’ve got no energy left.’

My man: Tess Daly shared an emotional message to  husband Vernon ahead of the completion of his Ultramarathon while she's staying in Blackpool for Strictly Come Dancing

My man: Tess Daly shared an emotional message to her husband Vernon Kay on Friday ahead of the completion of his Children In Need Ultramarathon

Update: Taking to Instagram, Tess branded Vernon, 49, 'wonderful' hours before he arrived at Old Trafford Cricket Ground to complete the third and final day of the challenge

Update: Taking to Instagram, the TV star, 54, branded Vernon, 49, ‘wonderful’ hours before he arrived at Old Trafford Cricket Ground to complete the third and final day of the challenge – for which he raised an eye-popping £4m at time of publication

Challenge: Starting in Leicester's Victoria Park, the radio host will finish up in his hometown at the Bolton Wanderers' football stadium on November 17

Challenge: Starting in Leicester’s Victoria Park, the radio host will finish up in his hometown at the Bolton Wanderers’ football stadium on November 17

‘It’s going to take a lot to rebuild me now and get me on the road to get to the other side of Manchester. That was hard.

‘I know people were saying Kinder’s a brave thing to do on any normal day, but we’ve done that which was nearly 14 miles and now we’ve got another 16 to go…. 

‘The difference is, it seems to be, that everything we’ve done so far – the 60 odd mile we’ve done so far has been all at the back of the legs with the running, and now that was just a big heavy push up and then a stride over the top…

‘The plateau, and then down was just horrific because you’ve got to watch your feet, so everyone’s saying “the beautiful views”, I haven’t seen anything, I’m just staring at my feet. It’s the worst thing.

‘That’s worse than yesterday’s 40 miles…. That is the worst thing ever. If you were to say to me we’re gonna do 40 miles and we’re gonna run it I’d say never in a million years, and we did that yesterday and then I thought that Kinder would have been a relatively easier day…. 

‘Kinder the killer… I’m done, I’ve got no energy left. I’ve got to take my boots off, my toes are killing me. I need to refuel because people were giving me a high 5 but I couldn’t even lift my arm up.

Fans are able to donate at https://donate.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/R2VernonChallenge.

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