Comedian Russell Brand to join 'Match of the Day' panel for Sport Relief

Comic actor Russell Brand enjoys the atmosphere during the nPower Championship Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg between West Ham United and Cardiff City at the Boleyn Ground on May 7, 2012
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Comedian Russell Brand will appear on the Match of the Day punditry panel to give his thoughts on Saturday's football matches in aid of Sport Relief.

Comedian Russell Brand will be added to the Match of the Day punditry team on the BBC as part of charity initiative Sport Relief.

The 38-year-old, who is a lifelong West Ham United fan, will be giving his thoughts on Saturday's action alongside host Gary Lineker.

Brand will be joined on the team by regular pundit Alan Shearer, while former Paris Saint-Germain director Leonardo will also feature on the show for the first time.

The BBC will hold their annual Sport Relief show this evening.

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