DARTING sensation Luke Littler is set to appear live on BBC’s Red Nose Day show.

The Nuke, originally from Runcorn, has become a household name following his exploits in the World Darts Championship and Darts Premier League.

Red Nose Day returns to BBC One on March 15, and it will be hosted by Sir Lenny Henry for the final time, with the comedian commenting that the show will ‘probably be the best night of his life’.

The 65-year-old co-founded the charity Comic Relief in 1985 alongside Love Actually screenwriter Richard Curtis, and he has been hosting the BBC show Red Nose Day for almost four decades, but this will be his final year.

Asked how it feels to hand over the baton, Sir Lenny said: "It feels great. I love Comic Relief and I've been doing it for 39 years.

"I'm a life president for the charity and I'm still going to be supporting other Comic Relief and Red Nose Day projects throughout the year, like recruiting new talent, doing voiceovers, so I'll still be around, just not on-screen.

"I think it is time to hand over the reins because there is an extraordinary new generation of talent and we need to give these people and their audiences access to what Comic Relief can do and how we can raise money together."

Sir Lenny said the show this year will be ‘chock-a-block full of content, all of your favourite presenters and loads of special surprises’.

He added: "It will probably be the best night of my life because it's my last year hosting and I know there's going to be loads of surprises.

"So, you have to tune in for that. Plus, all the incredible films that the brilliant team create and put so much hard work into. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Sir Lenny will be joined by Joel Dommett, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuiness, Romesh Ranganathan, David Tennant, Maya Jama and Rosie Ramsey in hosting the show this year.

The charity broadcast will include an audition process to find Sir Lenny's replacement, the return of Alan Partridge with a very special guest on his regional radio show, the reunion of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders and a spoof of hit reality show The Traitors, entitled The Traitors: The Movie.

Alongside Luke The Nuke, there will also be a live appearance from The Gladiators, while the cast of Just For One Day, the Live Aid Musical, will perform a special medley.