BBC Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing special
The BBC Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing Special features ice skating Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
On Friday 15 November the 2013 appeal night will come live from the brand new Children in Need studio and – for the first time – live from Albert Square.
Sir Terry Wogan, Tess Daly, Fearne Cotton, Zoe Ball and Nick Grimshaw play host to an array of stars, as they join in to help raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
Amongst those lending a hand are One Direction, Doctor Who, Harry Hill, and cast of Call The Midwife. British sporting legends Torvill & Dean will be taking to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom, dancing head-to-head in a bid to win the glitterball Pudsey trophy. Whilst he cast of EastEnders will put on a special performance featuring a plethora of dance styles from Bollywood to ballroom, live in Albert Square.
The night of entertainment will also include exclusive performances from the BBC Children in Need Rocks concert masterminded by Gary Barlow, and Frank Skinner will open the doors to a special children’s edition of Room 101. Other music guests across the evening include JLS, Wet Wet Wet, Tinie Tempah, and Ellie Goulding singing the official BBC Children in Need single, ‘How Long Will I Love You’.
Sir Terry Wogan, Children in Need Life President, says, “Every year the BBC Children in Need Appeal night is a testament to the extraordinary generosity of the British people. We’ve got the lovely Zoe Ball joining the firm this year, along with the wonderful Tess and Fearne and Mr Grimshaw, and the inimitable Pudsey. They’re all on hand to prop me up as we traverse a fantastic night of entertainment towards what we hope to be another record-breaking total.”
Paul Wright, BBC Executive Producer, says: “BBC Children in Need’s move to a new home has unlocked the gates to Albert Square which will bring even more excitement to Appeal night. I am thrilled with the spectacular line-up making it the biggest and most ambitious night in the show’s long history.”
David Ramsden, BBC Children in Need Chief Executive, added: “This year the Appeal is really special with people coming together to raise millions of pounds to help children right here in the UK.”
Friday 15 November
The One Show’s Children in Need special BBC One, 7.00-7.30pm, with Matt Baker and Alex Jones
BBC Children in Need BBC One, 7.30-10.00pm, with Sir Terry Wogan, Tess Daly and Fearne Cotton
BBC Children in Need BBC Two, 10.00-10.35pm, (during the BBC One Ten O’Clock News)
BBC Children in Need BBC One, 10.35pm–2.00am, with Sir Terry Wogan, Zoe Ball and Nick Grimshaw