Children In Need 2021: What time is the appeal show on TV tonight and who are the presenters?

Children in Need is back with another mega TV appeal tonight.

The 2021 campaign will culminate with an all-night entertainment-filled telethon tonight (Friday) with the hope of raising as much money as possible.

For over half a century BBC Children In Need have been raising money for young people in the UK that need help.

And this year’s theme is ‘Together, We Can,’ aiming to show disadvantaged children that they are not alone.

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The jam-packed appeal show begins at 7pm on BBC One on Friday, November 19.

The show will be broadcast live from Media City UK, in Salford, and feature some well-known faces as hosts.

Mel Giedroyc and Graham Norton are returning as presenters as well as Ade Adepitan MBE, Chris Ramsey and Alex Scott MBE.

There have already been quite a few fundraising challenges for Children In Need 2021.

Pudsey is back

Sophie Ellis-Bextor hosted a Kitchen Disco Danceathon where she kept up the moved for a whole 24 hours, raising more than £1 million.

And BBC weather presenter Owain Wyn Evans took part in a 24-hour Drumathon where he raised more than £3 MILLION.

The money raised through the show will help support local charities and projects which are providing essential frontline help to children and young people in communities throughout the UK.

Niall Horan and Anne-Marie have recorded this year’s charity single

Tonight’s appeal show will hope to bring in some more funds with a Red Chair special of The Graham Norton Show as well as one-off episodes of hit shows including The Repair Shop and The Wall.

I Can See Your Voice is also back with a special lip sync challenge as Paddy McGuinness hosts alongside his Celebrity Investigators; Jimmy Carr, Alison Hammond and Amanda Holden, as well as Pudsey himself.

And for one night only, two soap legends from Walford and Weatherfield are set to go on a date as three of the nation’s favourite TV shows collide in a very special sketch.

The soap legends are going on a date

EastEnders’ Janine Butcher (played by Charlie Brooks) is looking for love and turns to Channel 4’s hit dating show First Dates to help with her search.

In an unexpected twist, she comes face to face with Coronation Street’s Steve McDonald (played by Simon Gregson).

There will also be music performances from Ed Sheeran, Tom Grennan and the cast of the UK Tour of 9 to 5 The Musical plus the BBC Children in Need 2021 single, a reimagined version of Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac, will be performed by its singers Niall Horan and Anne-Marie.

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