BBC’s Children in Need is celebrating its 40th anniversary, which will lead to a big live finale from BBC Elstree Studios next month.
The event will be filled with fun sketches, uplifting performances, appeal films and appearances from much-loved famous faces.
This night of frivolity and fundraising will include a section called Children in Need does The One Show, hosted by Alex Jones and Ade Adepitan MBE.
Adepitan will also host a special Children in Need: 40 Fabulous Years, which will pay homage to previous appeal shows in 40 fun-filled parts. The special will include the greatest moments that have made up the last 40 years and those whose lives have been changed by the donations.
“With everything going on, the need for Pudsey has never been greater and the BBC’s desire to fundraise for Britain’s most vulnerable children and young people with a spectacular night of television that has never been stronger,” said Peter Davey, Executive Producer of BBC Studios.
He added: “In these extraordinary times, this year’s BBC Children in Need TV appeal will look a bit different, but just like The Big Night In earlier this year it will deliver all the entertainment and star names the audience expect on these big, inclusive TV fundraising events.”
The live event will take place on Friday 13 November, and more information about further BBC Children in Need related content, across TV and radio will be announced at a later date.