Tips from Terry help Rochelle

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ROCHELLE Humes says she keeps her emo­tions in check dur­ing Chil­dren In Need thanks to the late Sir Terry Wo­gan.

She was ad­vised by him to watch the show’s heart­break­ing clips in ad­vance.

Pre­sen­ter Rochelle, 29, said: “I get so emo­tional, but Terry told me to watch those seg­ments five times be­fore the live show. That way I can keep my emo­tions in check.

“I never want it to be about me cry­ing – the films are about the fam­i­lies that are so strong and brave.”

Rochelle is fronting this year’s show along­side Tess Daly and Gra­ham Nor­ton. She added: “It’s a priv­i­lege. If Chil­dren In Need ask you to do some­thing, I don’t know any­one who’d say no.

“I re­mem­ber do­ing cake sales at school for Chil­dren In Need!”

Last year the char­ity telethon raised £60.7mil­lion – the most ever.

Rochelle said: “We’d all sat down be­fore­hand and said, ‘If we don’t break the record, it doesn’t mat­ter. We know money is tight for peo­ple’.

“When we hit that num­ber we were floored. It’s a tes­ta­ment to all the view­ers who find a way to do­nate, and to Chil­dren In Need, who show how the money can change lives.”

The show is on Fri­day, 7.30pm, on BBC One.

EMO­TIONAL: Rochelle

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