CHILDREN In Need is set to return to our screens with a new line-up of presenters.
The programme graces our screens each year, but who is hosting this year?
Who are the hosts and special guests of Children In Need?
Ade Adepitan MBE
Ade Adepitan MBE is set to return to host this year's Children In Need.
Talking about what he enjoys most about presenting the show, he said: "There is a lot of excitement, a real buzz to presenting a live show.
"Everything happens in real time and you can see the money going up, as well as meeting lots of the contributors and beneficiaries."
Alex Scott MBE
Football star Alex Scott MBE is using her presenting skills for the show for another year
When saying what she enjoys about hosting Children In Need, Alex said: "I look forward to it every year and having a live audience with us always makes it extra special.
"The whole evening is honestly just magical, and it means so much to me to be presenting again with such an incredible presenting team.
"BBC Children in Need will always hold a special place in my heart, the stories from the incredible children and the generosity of the British public never ceases to amaze me.
"I feel very honoured to be presenting another incredible night of fundraising."
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Chris will be bringing a bit of comedy action to Children In Need.
He talked about whether he gets nervous before presenting, he said: "You always get nervous… then you get even more nervous if you aren’t nervous! You start to think “why am I not nervous?! What’s going on!?”
"It’s a huge show at the end of the day. But the team and everyone involved are top class, so you know nothing major is going to go wrong… you just need to remember where to stand and make sure you can read the autocue!"
Mel is no stranger to hosting Children In Need.
Mel explained what the iconic show means to her: "I know that my kids have grown up watching the show, so I hope that’s a tradition which carries on today.
"I love the idea of children being inspired by other children, it makes for good adults, I think."
It is Jason's second year of presenting the BBC's Children In Need.
Emphasising how generous the public are each year, Jason said: "Every time it always knocks you out, doesn’t it?
"It’s unbelievable the millions that people manage to find and just knowing that it goes to such wonderful causes gets you through."
Actor Lenny Rush is joining this year's host line-up.
Mentioning how the cost of living crisis may impact this year's programme, Lenny said: "Hopefully, the same amount of donations it gets every year. I do know I don’t need to hope because it will be just as good as all the other years.
"Just as happy and just as much fun with just as good a cause.
"The cost-of-living crisis is hard, but people still find the strength and courage to donate to such a lovely charity."
When is Children In Need on TV?
Children In Need will be back on our screens for the 2023 show on Friday, 17 November.
It will air on BBC and on BBC iPlayer from 7pm.
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