Red Nose total-so-far at £49m

The nose

The latest figure for the amount raised has gone up to £49 million. This includes the £37.8m raised on Red Nose Day and cash added so far from public fundraising events. Money is still coming in and the final total will be announced in a few months.

Back in the charts, Amarillo has kept its grip on number one for a incredible sixth week selling 57,810 copies (including 4,401 downloads). After cameoing in the comedy video with Peter Kay for six weeks running, Tony Christie finally made an appearance to sing the song live on Top of the Pops last Friday.

The song has sold no less than 875,974 copies since its release in March.