N all-star presenting line up, an unforgettable night of entertainment and millions of pounds raised for charity: it’s time for BBC Children In Need 2018.
More than 2,500 projects helping children in communities across the UK are supported by the charity, which aims to help young people facing a range of disadvantages, whether it be poverty, disability or ill health, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.
The appeal show, first broadcast in 1980, always makes for an amazing night of television – all with the help of Pudsey Bear of course.
For Graham Norton, some of the things he most enjoys about the night include “the chance to hang out with Mel Giedroyc, who is a joy” and “the other is being able to see these stories of people who are helped by BBC Children In Need – that is always a highlight”.
He adds: “There aren’t many things that unify this great country, but I do think BBC Children In Need is one of them.”
Here, we chat to all of the presenters to find out what’s in store this year.