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BBC Children in Need will be live from Media City UK in Salford for the first time ever for an evening of must-see television on Friday 19 November from 7pm – 10pm.

The presenters are Ade Adepitan MBE, Mel Giedroyc, Graham Norton, Chris Ramsey and Alex Scott MBE.

BBC News and Sports journalists sing their hearts out for an special lip synch round of the BBC One singing game show I Can See Your Voice, a teddy bear gets a new lease of life at The Repair Shop, Team GB and Paralympics GB get together to compete in a school sports day and CBBC presenters Sam and Mark take on game show The Wall for this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal show.

There’ll be plenty of music performances to get viewers dancing and singing along at home including a very special performance from global superstar and multi-award winning artist Ed Sheeran.

Fellow chart-topper Tom Grennan will perform By Your Side with a little help from schools around the UK singing along via video wall.

The cast of the UK Tour of 9 to 5 The Musical will take to the stage for a performance and for the first time ever, a talented singer who has benefitted from support from BBC Children in Need funded projects will give an emotional solo to the millions watching from home on the night.

The money raised through BBC Children in Need’s 2021 Appeal will help support local charities and projects which are providing essential frontline help to children and young people in communities throughout the UK.

To donate £5 text the word DONATE to 70405, to donate £10 text the word DONATE to 70410, to donate £20 text DONATE to 70420 or to donate £30 text DONATE to 70430. Texts will cost your donation plus your standard network message charge and all of your donation will go to BBC Children in Need. You must be 16 or over and have the bill payer‘s permission. Text Services close at midnight on 30 November 2022. For full terms and more information visit

During the show, films of children from around the UK will be shown to highlight the important work of BBC Children in Need. BBC Children in Need 2021: Best Bits will air on Sunday 21 November at 2.50pm on BBC One and on BBC iPlayer.


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