Lewis Hamilton, Martin Freeman and Danny Dyer to star in BBC ‘Star Wars’ sketch

The BBC collaborated with Disney and Lucasfilm on the special one-off sketch

A host of famous faces, including Lewis Hamilton, Martin Freeman and Danny Dyer will take part in a special Star Wars-themed sketch on BBC One tonight.

Stephen Merchant, will.i.am., Ricky Wilson, The Stig and Lord Sugar will also appear in the sketch, which will air as part of the channel’s annual Children In Need live show.

The sketch will follow Star Wars actor Warwick Davis as he joins iconic characters R2-D2 and C-3PO on a mission to find a Star Wars “superfan”. Check out a pair of preview pictures below.

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The BBC collaborated with Disney and Lucasfilm on the one-off sketch, which will air on BBC One tonight after 7.30pm. Lewis Hamilton said of his involvement in the sketch: “It’s always a real privilege to be part of the BBC Children In Need campaign because I think the work they do is fantastic – kids are the future and that’s why I love to be a part of it.”

It was announced earlier today that Dermot O’Leary will co-host this year’s Children In Need live show with Fearne Cotton and Tess Daly after health reasons forced Terry Wogan to withdraw from the broadcast. It will be the first Children In Need without Wogan, who has hosted the live show every year since it began in 1980.