Children In Need is back for 2021 on BBC One, an annual TV extravaganza that raises millions of pounds for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
The main event is taking place tonight, featuring musical performances from the likes of Ed Sheeran and Tom Grennan, as well as special episodes of beloved TV shows including The Repair Shop and First Dates.
Last year, Children In Need managed to raise over £37million for charity in its star-studded special, with many likely hoping to top that amount for 2021.
The show is being presented by Ade Adepitan MBE, Mel Giedroyc, Graham Norton, Chris Ramsey and Alex Scott MBE live from the studio in Salford… and it’s set to be an evening filled with entertainment, heart and important stories.
So what’s in the pipeline for Children In Need this year?
What’s the TV schedule for Children In Need 2021?
Children In Need will begin at 7pm on Friday evening on BBC One, and is expected to end around 10pm.
The programme will feature several cherished TV shows, as well as special musical performances. Here’s what’s in store.
I Can See Your Voice
The singing game show hosted by Paddy McGuinness is back, where he’ll be joined by Jimmy Carr, Alison Hammond and Amanda Holden as they try to guess which lip syncers can actually sing, and which can’t hold a note.
EastEnders actor Danny Dyer returns to host The Wall, which will see CBBC presenters Sam and Mark try to win money in aid of Children In Need.
Team GB and Paralympics GB School Sports Day
Some of the nations top sporting heroes are taking a trip back to their childhood by taking part in a school sports day, where they’ll prove once and for all who’s the best at the egg and spoon race.
The Repair Shop
On this special edition of The Repair Shop, Jay Blades, Amanda Middleditch and Julie Tatchell will work on a restoration for a 13-year-old boy called Billy, who has been supported by Children In Need with his mum, Mandy.
The Graham Norton Show – Red Chair Special
This version of The Graham Norton Show will place the power in the hands of a group of children, as they decide whether to push down on the lever as celebrities take on the famous red chair.
Angels of the North
Sammyjo Pearson, star of BBC Three programme Angels of the North, will be treating two special guests to a pampering session at the Gateshead super salon, with a celebrity trainee taking part in the fun activity.
What would happen if EastEnders character Janine Butcher turned up for a first date with Coronation Street’s Steve McDonald? On this special episode of First Dates, we’re going to find out.
In addition to Ed and Tom, Children In Need 2021 will also feature musical performances from the cast of the UK Tour of 9 to 5 The Musical, as well as this year’s charity single, a cover of Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac performed by Niall Horan and Anne-Marie.
Children In Need airs tonight from 7pm on BBC One.
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