It is hard to believe that Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Can it really be 25 years ago that those little red noses (and if I remember not as comfortable as they are today!) hit the high-street. To celebrate this anniversary a banquet is to be held at the Royal Albert Hall where around 100 guests from the showbusiness world, as well as many unsung heroes of charity work will be wowed with a menu of gastronomic delight created for them by the winner of this year’s Great British Menu. The eighth series has returned to our TV screens but with a wonderful humorous twist to support our Great British charity for 2013; not only must the dishes taste amazing but they also need to bring a smile to faces of the judging panel. As with previous years, the show follows the familiar format as 24 of Britain’s finest chefs compete in 8 regional heats for the chance to create the 4 course menu to be served at the banquet. Throughout the week we watch as three chefs from each region cook a starter, fish course, main course and dessert for the chef mentor of the week who will select two chefs to cook their menu again on Friday’s show. This year the show’s regular panel of judges, Matthew Fort, Oliver Peyton and Prue Leith will be joined by some of the UK’s funniest comedians and TV comedy writers.