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This year the show will be hosted by Ade Adepitan MBE, Mel Giedroyc, Chris Ramsey, Alex Scott MBE and, for the first time, comedian Jason Manford.

BBC Children in Need will be broadcasting live from MediaCityUK in Salford for a SPOTacular evening of entertainment. The appeal night will raise money for children and young people across the UK facing a range of challenges.

From Blankety Blank to The Weakest Link, the annual fundraiser will be jam-packed with exclusive sketches, exciting performances, music, dance and a few BIG surprises!

Money raised through BBC Children in Need’s 2022 Appeal will enable us to provide vital frontline support to children and young people across the UK during the cost of living crisis, supporting them to thrive and be the best they can be.

Appeal night highlights

Blankety Blank

Bradley Walsh hosts a very special children’s takeover of Blankety Blank with contestants Maisie Smith and John Waite.

The Repair Shop

The Repair Shop team share the story behind a very special restoration and, in a TV first, will be revealing the results of the repair on the BBC Children in Need stage.

Graham Norton’s Red Chair

Celebrities once again take on Graham Norton’s infamous Red Chair – with their fate in the hands of some cheeky youngsters.

The Weakest Link

Romesh Ranganathan will be hosting a special edition of the iconic game show in the studio - with a BBC Children in Need twist.

Fundraiser of the Year

The Sir Terry Wogan Fundraiser of the Year Awards are a chance to say a huge thank you to the people who support BBC Children in Need and make a big difference to children’s lives across the UK.

Brand new for 2022, the BBC are excited to announce two different awards, one for young fundraisers and one for adult fundraisers. The winners will be introduced on the night by BBC Radio 2’s Michael Ball OBE.

Junior Eurovision

For the first time in the 20 year history of the competition, the BBC will broadcast the Junior Eurovision Song Contest live from Armenia, as a simulcast on BBC One and CBBC on December 11th.

After a nationwide search, a young contestant has been selected to fly out to Yerevan to represent the UK and compete against 15 other countries. In a TV exclusive for BBC Children In Need the UK’s act will perform the song live for the very first time.

Musical Performances

There’ll be an abundance of singing and dancing on the BBC Children in Need stage with music from the sensational Lewis Capaldi, a very special bespoke routine from the amazing dance troupe Diversity and much more.

Plus, the BBC Children in Need Choir is back with a special rendition of ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ by Keane.

Appeal Films

Throughout the evening, films of children from around the UK will be shown to highlight the important work from BBC Children in Need.

More highlights will be announced in due course.

BBC Children in Need Appeal Night Show – Friday 18th November from 7pm on BBC One & iPlayer.


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