A big cheer for a monstrously big red nose!

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He was guaranteed the biggest cheer of the day at a Portsmouth school - and he got it!

At Isambard Brunel Junior School, in North End, children screamed with terror – and laughter – when T Spex, the Red Nose Day Dinosaur, entered the assembly hall.

Pupils from Isambard Brunel Junior School, Portsmouth, with T-Spex on the DiNoseTour. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (13589-930)

Pupils from Isambard Brunel Junior School, Portsmouth, with T-Spex on the DiNoseTour. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (13589-930)

Ten-year-old Mollie-Mae Robinson said: ‘The big red nose isn’t scary, it’s cuddly!

‘I’m going to dress up as T-Spex on Red Nose Day because we are dressing up as super heroes to raise lots of money for Comic Relief.’

Earlier The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Frank Jonas roared with laughter when he clapped eyes on T-Spex.

The monstrously big red nose made a flying visit to the city to encourage people to do something funny for money.

T-Spex is one of three Di-nose-saurs travelling the length and breadth of the country making people laugh.

Cllr Jonas met the Dinosesaur at the Guildhall.

He said: ‘T-Spex made me burst out laughing, although he is a little bit scary.

‘I can’t wait to see all the nutty things people will be doing to raise money.

‘I remember the first ever Comic Relief 25 years ago.

‘It was unique and they have managed to keep it different and funny 25 years on.

‘All the money raised goes to people who need it.

‘Even if you aren’t doing something funny for money I’d encouraged people to make sure you give to someone who is.

‘I’m excited about Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.’

After the Guildhall, visitors were amazed to see the huge red nose making his way to the top of the Spinnaker Tower.

There he met Chloe McCandlish who was celebrating her 21st birthday.

The student nurse said: ‘I’ve come down for a couple of days to spend my birthday with my family around Portsmouth and I didn’t expect to bump into a giant red nose up the Spinnaker Tower!

‘We support Comic Relief and we can’t wait to watch it on March 15.’

Next stop was The Victory at the Historic Dockyard where sailors jumped at the chance to pose with T-Spex.