Comic Relief raises more than €5m as Normal People stars reunite for sketch with Fleabag’s hot priest

Normal People stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal reunited for a comedy special alongside Fleabag actor Andrew Scott.

They reprised their roles as Marianne and Connell for last night's RTE Comic Relief, the first-ever televised Comic Relief in Ireland, which saw them in confession with Scott’s priest from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit show.

While the country was kept entertained with more than three hours of TV, viewers helped raise more than a smile on the night with a total of €5,071,701. Donations are being taken online at

The clip saw Connell confess he was wrestling with his feelings, as the priest empathised a little too much with his struggles.

Marianne also came to confess, and admitted stealing Connell’s chain, which has been a viral sensation since the show debuted on BBC Three, and even has social media accounts set up in tribute.

The sketch was filmed at the Landmark Arts Centre in south-west London, England, which faces permanent closure as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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