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 that are 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 living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.
And the mammoth appeal show, which was 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.
Comedian and TV presenter Rob Beckett, 32, has just landed his first stint as a host for Children In Need.
The fresh-faced star has had to win over audiences as a stand-up comedian, so you have to wonder how he’s feeling about the mammoth task at hand.
“The thing is,” says Beckett down the phone, “I try not to get too worked up over stuff like this. My mum’s always told me just because the situation changes, doesn’t mean you have to.”
Each year, the appeal show is filled with incredibly emotive and