David Duchovny, Jane Krakowski and Seth Meyers to Host Red Nose Day Special

NBC has a trio of hosts for its "Red Nose Day" charity telecast.

The network announced Wednesday that David Duchovny, Jane Krakowski and Seth Meyers will each host an hour of Thursday's three-hour special.

The fundraiser for children living in poverty is the first U.S. version of Britain's "Red Nose Day" event that's raised more than $1 billion in its three decades.

As part of the charitable efforts, NBC and Red Nose Day have partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a special social media fundraising campaign. Starting Thursday May 21, the Gates Foundation will donate $25 to the Red Nose Day Fund when you post your red nose photo on Twitter or Instagram with #RedNose25 up to $1 million (limit one donation per social media account). You can track the Gates Foundation donations at nbc.com/rednose25 .

Money from the NBC special and supplemental efforts will go to organizations helping poor children in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

Charity partners include Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children’s Health Fund; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Global Fund; LIFT; National Council of La Raza; National Urban League; Oxfam America; Save the Children and United Way.

Celebrities taking part in the show airing from 8-11 p.m. Eastern on Thursday include Julia Roberts, Anna Kendrick, Pharrell, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Jennifer Aniston, Neil Patrick Harris and Blake Shelton.

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