THE biggest charity event of the year is just around the corner, with only days left till it airs.
Find out here who will be hosting this year's BBC charity event.
Who is hosting Children in Need 2021?
Melanie Clare Sophie Giedroyc is a 53-year-old British actress, comedian and television presenter.
she has co-hosted series including Light Lunch for Channel 4, The Great British Bake Off for the BBC and chat show Mel and Sue for ITV
Returning to present the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal night last year, Mel Giedroyc said: “It is an absolute honour for me to join the rest of the gang hosting a heart-warming, fabulous, surprising and entertaining show – it’s going to be blooming brilliant and a dazzlingly delightful night of top telly!”
Alex Scott MBE
Alexandra Virina Scott MBE is a 37-year-old English television presenter, pundit, and former professional footballer.
She made 140 appearances for the England national team and represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
On taking on the Appeal night’s presenting duties for the second time, Alex Scott MBE said: “It feels so surreal to be a presenter on BBC Children in Need – it’s a complete honour. It has been a show which I have grown up with, so to be joining the presenting line-up is amazing. I don’t think a little 8-year-old Alex watching at home all those years ago would have ever dreamed that one day she could be presenting it. It goes to show that anything can happen, no matter your circumstances or background – never stop dreaming. It’s going to be a great show, for an incredible cause”.
Christopher Ramsey is a 35-year-old English comedian, television presenter and actor.
After appearing in Hebburn as Jack (2012–2013), Ramsey began presenting series including I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp (2016), Virtually Famous (2016–2017) and Stand Up Central (2017).
Chris Ramsey comments on joining to co-host Children in Need, he says: “BBC Children in Need is a National institution and the show is an amazing night for an incredible cause. When they asked me to be involved in the show I assumed I’d be dressed up as Pudsey or something but they actually want me to be on the presenting team. It‘s a huge honour and I’m looking forward to helping to raise huge amounts of money and also not sweating as much as I would have in the Pudsey costume.”
Graham William Walker, better known by his stage name Graham Norton, is a 58-year-old Irish actor, author, comedian, commentator, and presenter.
Heis a five-time BAFTA TV Award winner for his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show and an eight-time award-winner overall.
Graham will be airing his Red Chair special, where Celebrities take on the infamous red chair but in a special BBC Children in Need twist, their fate is decided by a group of children who preside over the notorious lever.
Ade Adepitan MBE
Adedoyin Olayiwola "Ade" Adepitan MBE is a 48-year-old Nigerian-born British television presenter and wheelchair basketball player.
As an infant, he contracted polio, resulting in damage to his legs that left him a wheelchair user.
When he was three, he moved with his family to the United Kingdom, where he grew up in East London.
He has hosted a range of travel documentaries and sports programmes for BBC television.
What is this year's Children in Need charity single?
It is still yet to be announced what this year's Children in Need’s charity single will be.
Be sure to keep an eye out on this page for any updates, as you will find the latest here.
The Children in Need single last year – a cover of Oasis' Stop Crying Your Heart out by an all-star cast including Cher, Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams – is the charity's most successful release in years.
What is the Children in Need 2021 theme?
The 2021 theme is ‘Together, We Can’.
In a short candid video of the celebrities that will be hosting this year, it aims to show disadvantaged children that they are not alone.
TV presenter, Joe Wicks, opened up on his childhood in the clip, he revealed: "As a child, I grew up in a household with two parents who both experienced mental health issues and as a young kid, I was scared and confused.
"There are millions of children across the UK living with parents with mental health issues and you're not alone.
"It's not your fault and things are going to get better, that's the most important thing to know, that however you're feeling today, it's temporary.
"Together, we can help children and young people across the UK know that they are not alone, and that we are here for them."
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