A special night of programming has been announced by BBC One to celebrate the acts of kindness, humour and the spirit of hope and resilience in the wake of the ongoing health crisis.
The BBC’s biggest charitable partners, Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need, are coming together for the first time ever for The Big Night In to celebrate those going the extra mile to help their communities throughout these difficult times.
The live show aims to provide some light relief and entertainment, with some famous faces joining from home for some live music performances, big surprises and ‘money can’t buy’ prizes in an effort to support and cheer up whoever they can.
Funds raised on the night will be used to provide essential emergency support to those most in need, through local charities, projects and programmes across the UK.
UK Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, commented: “The Big Night In is a fantastic way to channel the amazing outpouring of generosity we are seeing from the British people.
“It’s brilliant to see BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief coming together for the first time to ensure help gets to those that need it most, and to celebrate those who are going above and beyond in their communities”.
The show will be broadcast on Thursday 23rd April, 7-10pm on BBC One.