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Image caption Stacey Dooley and Richard Curtis. Comic Relief is to send fewer celebrities abroad after criticism that stars like Stacey Dooley were going to Africa as "white saviours". The charity's co-founder, screenwriter Richard Curtis, told MPs TV appeals "will be heading in the direction of not using" celebrities abroad. He said they would be "very careful to give voices to people" who live there. MP David Lammy, who had criticised the Dooley film, praised the plan to move away from "tired, harmful stereotypes". Earlier this year, Comic Relief and Dooley - a documentary-maker and Strictly Come Dancing winner - were criticised after she travelled to Uganda to make an appeal film about the charity's work in the country. Full story

6 days ago, 12 June

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