Once a year, the BBC’s charity Children In Need strives to raise as much money as possible for all of the kids in the UK who really need help and support – and tonight’s the night
Whatever your plans are tonight, cancel them and settle down in front of the television for the annual BBC Children In Need show.
This evening’s entertainment is, for the first time, coming live from Albert Square and the brand new Children In Need studio. And it’s set to be an evening filled with TV stars, comedy sketches, music – and let’s not forget Pudsey!
It’s all in the name of raising money. Every penny donated goes towards helping disadvantaged children, as the BBC uses investment income and Gift Aid to cover all of the programme’s costs.
Every penny donated goes towards helping disadvantaged children
‘I am thrilled with the spectacular line-up making it the biggest and most ambitious night in the show’s long history,’ says Paul Wright, BBC executive producer.
Sir Terry Wogan, Tess Daly, Fearne Cotton, Zoe Ball and Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw are lined up to present, with One Direction, Doctor Who, Harry Hill and the Call The Midwife cast on hand.
Are you a fan of Dancing on Ice? Torvill & Dean will be competing in the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom and the cast of Eastenders will also be taking to the dance floor – but in Albert Square.
There will also be performances from Tinie Tempah, JLS and Wet Wet Wet. And Ellie Goulding will be singing the BBC Children In Need single How Long Will I Love You.
Even dad of two Peter Andre has been getting involved, by raising money alongide Pudsey at a fundraising carwash.
Don’t miss it!
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