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Appeal Show 2021

The presenters of children in need

On Friday 19th November on BBC One, our big appeal show returns for a jam-packed evening of entertainment.  The presenters Ade Adepitan MBE, Mel Giedroyc, Graham Norton, Chris Ramsey and Alex Scott MBE will be live from the studio in Salford to take viewers through a glittering evening of fun and fundraising. The money raised through the show will help support local charities and projects which are providing essential frontline help to children and young people in communities throughout the UK.

Here is just some of what’s in store for the big night:


number 1

I Can See Your Voice

The addictive play-a-long singing game show is back with a special lip sync challenge for BBC Children in Need. Paddy McGuinness hosts and is joined by Celebrity Investigators; Jimmy Carr, Alison Hammond and Amanda Holden who are helped by Pudsey himself.

number 2

The Wall

Danny Dyer presents a special edition of the popular BBC One gameshow especially for BBC Children in Need. CBBC TV presenters Sam and Mark will face tricky questions in a round of Free Fall taking on The Wall in an attempt to win money for children and young people facing disadvantages across the UK.

number 3

Team GB and Paralympics GB School Sports Day

They may be masters in their field in the sporting world, but who will come out on top in an egg and spoon race? Watch some of the nation’s sporting heroes go head to head in a very competitive school sports day.

Number 4

The Repair Shop

A special repair for BBC Children in Need. Jay Blades and bear repair duo Amanda Middleditch and Julie Tatchell carry out a unique restoration for a young boy who really deserves a treat. Thirteen year old Billy and his mum Mandy, whose family have been supported by a BBC Children in Need funded project, bring a very special bear called Henry to The Repair Shop barn, in the hope that the ladies can work their magic on him.

Number 5

The Graham Norton Show – Red Chair special

Celebrities take on the infamous red chair from The Graham Norton Show but in a special BBC Children in Need twist, their fate is decided by a group of children who preside over the notorious lever!

Number 6

Angels of the North

Star of BBC Three’s Angels of the North Sammyjo and her team of Longlox girls welcome two very special guests (who have benefitted from support from BBC Children in Need funded projects) for a well-deserved pampering session at the infamous Gateshead super salon. Some extra ‘help’ and sparkle is delivered by a very enthusiastic celebrity trainee junior for the day, Celebs Go Dating’s Tom Read-Wilson, who gets involved with the salon banter.

Number 7

First Dates

For one night only, two soap legends from Walford and Weatherfield and three of the nation’s favourite TV shows collide in a very special sketch for BBC Children in Need.

EastEnders’ Janine Butcher (played by Charlie Brooks) is looking for love and turns to Channel 4’s hit dating show First Dates to help with her search. In an unexpected twist, she comes face to face with Coronation Street’s Steve McDonald (played by Simon Gregson).

Number 8

Musical Performances

In true BBC Children in Need style, there’ll be plenty of music performances to get viewers dancing and singing along at home including , Ed Sheeran, Tom Grennan andthe cast of the UK Tour of 9 to 5 The Musical plus our BBC Children in Need 2021 single, a reimagined version of Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac by Niall Horan and Anne-Marie, which you can preorder right now.

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