Catherine Tate is the latest TV star revealed as becoming an April Fool to raise money for charity.

The Doctor Who star and comedian has joined the line-up of charity comedy gig April Fools in aid of Mencap at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London on April 1, hosted by Jo Brand.

Jo said: “I am really pleased to be involved in the show at The Apollo. I have worked both with adults and children with a learning disability and found the work delightful, so it’s great to get a chance to contribute in a different way.”

The comedy will also feature performances from The Thick of It’s Chris Addison, Al Murray, Harry Hill, Lee Mack, Sean Lock, Miranda Hart, Stewart Francis and Lucy Porter, with more names to be added.

Tickets cost £40 and all proceeds go to charity Mencap to support people with a learning disability, their family and carers.

Tickets are available now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.