GAME ON! FOR CHILDREN IN NEED CONFIRMS HOSTS AND CELEBRITY GUESTS
BBC Radio 1’s Vick Hope will team up with BBC gaming expert Steffan Powell to host Game On! For BBC Children in Need, a live fundraiser on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.
Vick and Steffan will be joined by TV and radio presenter Lauren Layfield, as well as some of the UK’s most popular gamers and content creators including Slogo and Spencer FC, to help raise money for BBC Children in Need.
Yung Filly, Nic Hamilton, Harry Pinero, the Quadrant team and Elz the Witch will race on the F1 23 Sim Rig while over in the HADO arena, Tillie Amartey, Ellie Simmonds and Nile Wilson will form one team while Bayo Akinfenwa, Tilley Lockey and Sam Quek form the second to take on the winners of the BBC Children in Need HADO tournament.
Celebrities will take on Just Dance Now, Luke Vernon will front vox pops speaking to fans at London’s Comic Con and social media sensations The Famileigh will provide an exclusive performance.
Globally renowned streamers Bateson87, Freyzplayz, Geeky Cassie, Koji, Leahviathan and Tubbo will also stream all the action live from the studio. With more guest stars to be announced.
The innovative two-hour show will raise funds for BBC Children in Need and come live from Nottingham’s state-of-the-art Esports arena, Confetti-X where gamers, content creators, influencers and celebrities will take on some of the nation’s favourite games, including EA SPORTS™’‘ F1® 23, Just Dance Now, HADO and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – all to inspire gamers across the UK to unite to help make a difference.
The presenter line-up was announced live this afternoon on BBC Radio 1’s Going Home with Vick and Jordan.
Vick Hope said: “I’m very excited to be presenting this new, epic live show from Nottingham for BBC Children in Need. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talents of gamers across the country and bring together the power of the gaming community to raise money and make a difference to the lives of young people.”
Steffan Powell said: “Our show is so exciting because you really don’t see this often. Loads of your favourite people - celebs, influencers and you at home - all together playing games, competing live on telly and raising money for an incredible cause. The show is a real love letter to people’s favourite games and you won’t want to miss out on 10th November!”
Game On! For BBC Children in Need will air live on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer at 7pm on Friday 10th November.