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Children in Need 2017: Everything you need to know

Children in Need 2017 is set for an action-packed and star-studded line-up sketches, performances and debuts this year. 

The BBC’s UK children’s charity, fronted by iconic yellow and polka-dot mascot Pudsey Bear, raised an incredible £46.6million during 2016’s show to help disadvantaged children in the United Kingdom. 

While the annual show will be sadly missing and mourning the late Sir Terry Wogan – who tragically passed away in 2016 and was Life President of BBC Children in Need.

With the EastEnders cast set to sing some West End musical classics and popular past Blue Peter presenters to do a Strictly Come Dancing special – here’s everything you need to know about Friday’s extravaganza.

Children in Need 2017 will be sadly missing the late and Life President Sir Terry Wogan who tragically passed away in 2016[WENN]
Children in Need 2017 has an action-packed and star-studded line-up[BBC]

But will follow its yearly tradition and swap to BBC Two at 10pm for 40 minutes, to allow BBC News at Ten, before resuming its spot on BBC One until the early hours of 12:30am.   

Children in Need 2017: Mel Giedroyc, Graham Norton, Tess Daly, Ade Adepitan, Rochelle Humes and Marvin Humes will be presenting the show this year[BBC]

The BBC extravaganza will be hosted by Mel Giedroyc, Graham Norton, Tess Daly, Ade Adepitan, Rochelle Humes and Marvin Humes.

Children in Need 2017: EastEnders stars will be performing classic West End musical songs [BBC]

As per usual, the BBC have got an action-packed and star-studded line-up of television viewing for show watchers.

EastEnders stars including Shona McGarty, Lee Ryan, Dean Gaffney and Richard Blackwood will be performing classic West End musical songs.

Doctor Who will be teasing its highly-anticipated Christmas special…will Time Lord Jodie Whittaker make a debut?

Children in Need 2017: Doctor Who will be teasing its highly-anticipated Christmas special – will Time Lord Jodie Whittaker make a debut?[BBC]

Blue Peter presenters from over the last sixty years will be taking part in a Strictly special for the Pudsey Glitterball Trophy. 

While Rita Ora and The Vamps will be performing in the studio as well as many other special sketches from celebrities. 

Children in Need 2017: Katie Melua has payed homage to the late Sir Terry Wogan and released her version of one of his favourite songs – Fields of Gold[BBC Children in Need Twitter]

With all profits going to Children in Need, the song was released on 3 November.

If you want to get involved with Children In Need 2017, you can donate online or even hold a fundraiser by downloading a fundraising kit. 

Source: http://www.ok.co.uk/tv/children-in-need/1228367/children-in-need-2017-when-is-it-on-date-bbc-theme-day-eastenders-strictly-come-dancing-single-raise

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