Made in Chelsea star heads to Finsbury Park school for Comic Relief

PUBLISHED: 09:25 24 February 2015 | UPDATED: 09:25 24 February 2015

Comic Relief: Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing is heading to IAMS in Finsbury Park Pic; PA/Ian West

Comic Relief: Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing is heading to IAMS in Finsbury Park Pic; PA/Ian West

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Jamie Laing will undergo a series of challenges to raise cash for the charity

A star of TV’s Made in Chelsea will head to a Finsbury Park school to raise money for Comic Relief.

Jamie Laing, who plays himself in the reality TV show, is appearing at Islington Arts and Media School (IAMS), in Turle Road, tomorrow to help inspire a fund-raising drive in other schools across the country on Red Nose Day.

He will take part in a number of challenges, along with students, but he’s in the dark about what they are.

The event is part of the build up to Comic Relief’s biannual proboscis-themed charity drive, which takes place on March 13.

Ashley Grey, community arts co-ordinator at the school, said: “He has no idea what’s he’ll be asked to do when he gets here. I think the idea is he’s a bit daft. If you watch the video [above] you can see he starts as James Bond, but her certainly doesn’t end up that way.

“Everyone at the school is very excited. The students really understand the importance of a day like this, which is great.

“They have got quite competitive about it - they certainly want to do well.

”The reason we’ve been chosen is because we have been raising money for Comic Relief for the last five years - so this is wonderful. It’s a lovely reward for the hard work.

“We want to inspire and encourage other schools to go out and do something amazing on March 13.”

For information, visit the Comic Relief website.

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