As part of Sport Relief, James Corden’s character ‘Smithy’ is making a big comeback and will announce his intention to run for FIFA President this month.
In an exclusive sketch for BBC iPlayer, some of football’s greatest names will come out in support of Smithy’s vision for the future of the beautiful game, including England World Cup winning hero Sir Geoff Hurst, Brazilian football legend Pele, England icon Steven Gerrard and the ‘Special One’ himself, Jose Mourinho.
In the spoof sketch, Smithy shares his dream for the future of the game and how he believes it can restore itself to its former glories on the world stage.
His announcement will go live on BBC iPlayer at 7.15pm on Saturday 20 February before being shown during the Sport Relief Night of TV on BBC One on Friday 18 March from 7pm.
To watch the exclusive sketch go to: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03jn7k0
James has long been a supporter of Sport Relief and Comic Relief, having previously filmed one-off sketches including England Team rant (2009), SPOTY speech (2010), and Smithy Saves The Day (2011).
Sport Relief Night of TV returns to BBC One on Friday 18 March at 7pm.
DISCLAIMER: Although Smithy has taken the Cherry Tree Sunday league football team all the way to joint 9th position in the Billericay Echo Premier, he will in fact not be in the running for the top job at FIFA, as this is purely for entertainment and to raise money for Sport Relief 2016.
To donate go to: bbc.co.uk/sportrelief
The Sport Relief Weekend takes place from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March and sees the return of the Sport Relief Games. This year, the public can walk, run, swim or cycle their way to raising life-changing cash. Find out more at sportrelief.com.
Money raised this Sport Relief will make a massive difference to people living incredibly tough lives, here at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities.