Britain’s Got Talent runner-up makes surprise appearance at charity comedy event

Robert White, Britain’s Got Talent 2018 runner-up made a surprise guest appearance at The Children's Trust Chortle (4 February) at The Comedy Store, London. The sold-out event raised £10,500 for children with brain injury. King of one-liners, Tim Vine introduced a hilarious line-up, many of whom have a connection to The Children’s Trust. Robert White who’s about to embark on his debut tour, closed the night with a pitch-perfect musical delivery of humour. Funds raised pay for vital rehabilitation services such as play therapy, music therapy and community services to help children with brain injury and neurodisability across the UK.
Comedian Bec Hill holding a funny pose whilst back stage at the Comedy Store London
Charlie Baker, smiling back stage at The Comedy Store
Abigoliah Schamaun, Bec Hill & Wendy Wason smiling for a photo, while Tim Vine photo bombs in the background, back stage at the Comedy Store
Mo Omar posing back stage at the Comedy Store
Tim Vine said: “It was a fantastic night. Wall to wall laughter and all for such a wonderful cause. The Children’s Trust is doing amazing things for children on a daily basis. The Comedy Store was packed with people who want that wonderful work to go from strength to strength. I loved every minute.” Adam Hills, host of Channel 4’s The Last Leg has been involved with the event since 2016, said: “The annual comedy event for The Children’s Trust is one of the highlights of my diary. The audience is wonderful, the acts are superb and it’s all for a brilliant cause.”
Charlie Baker, Adam Hills, Tim Vine, Bec Hill, Wendy Wason, Mo Omar and Robert White, back stage at the Comedy Store
Robert White and Tim Vine backstage at the Comedy Store
Adam shared his involvement with The Children’s Trust on the night, explaining that he visited the charity to meet Seb, a nine-year-old boy who had a severe brain injury and leg amputation following a road accident. Adam and Seb chatted about having a prosthetic leg. Adam even removed his own prosthetic foot to show Seb what it was like, and help him think more positively in order to focus on rehabilitation. For similar events, visit our events page.

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