BBC Children In Need raises over £ 39million following fundraising show

The BBC Children In Need has raised over £ 39million as a result of its annual fundraising show.

The 41st year of the call show featured appearances from stars such as pop group Abba, actor Stephen Fry, strictly professional dancer Oti Mabuse, Olympian gymnast Max Whitlock and presenter Clare Balding.

Ed Sheeran, Tom Grennan and the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race were among those who hosted the show.

At the end of the program, the live show’s co-hosts Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc thanked viewers for their “incredible generosity” as it was announced that a total of £ 39,389,048 had been raised. .

Welsh meteorologist Owain Wyn Evans contributed £ 3,601,138 to that total with his 24-hour drumathon.

The grueling challenge saw the presenter drumming day and night, with many famous drummers making appearances along the way including McFly’s Harry Judd, Pulp’s Nick Banks, Cherisse Osei and Simple Minds.

Alex Scott, Chris Ramsey and Ade Adepitan also featured at the start of the program, which first aired from Salford, Greater Manchester.

The clip for the charity single from Children In Need 2021 first aired on the live show, which features a cover of the classic Fleetwood track Mac Everywhere by pop stars Niall Horan and Anne-Marie.

The video was also filled with a host of star-studded cameos, including Ed Sheeran on guitar, Lewis Capaldi on tambourine, Griff on synths, and Yungblud on bass.

The show opened with a vibrant performance by Sheeran on his latest single Overpass Graffiti, and Grennan then sang a rendition of his hit song By Your Side in a vocals with schools across the UK.

The show’s first segment saw Olympic and Paralympic athletes, including Whitlock, diver Matty Lee, and cyclist and swimmer Dame Sarah Storey, compete against each other on school sports days, such as the Sack Race and the Sack Race. eggs and spoon.

BBC news and sports presenters took part in a special edition of I Can See Your Voice Credit: BBC / Thames / Tom Dymond

BBC Sport presenter Mike Bushell, broadcaster Jason Mohammad and news anchor Kate Silverton also faced off in a special edition of I Can See Your Voice.

After lip-syncing the trio of news and sports presenters, the jury guessed that Bushell was the presenter who couldn’t sing, which meant he had to perform again.

After a second number, where he sang Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia, it confirmed that the panel was right.

Ru Paul’s Drag Race stars Veronic Green, Divina de Campo and Tia Kofi also joined the cast of the musical Dolly Parton for a performance of the country singer’s hit song 9 to 5.

The soap stars collided as Janine Butcher of EastEnders and Steve McDonald of Coronation Street starred in a skit where they go looking for love on Channel 4’s First Dates.

After much confusion with McDonald not realizing he had a date and Butcher saying that she had asked for a “millionaire businessman, preferably in the 80s” in Eric Pollard walks from Emmerdale to the restaurant, which says, “My name is Pollard, Eric Pollard, allowed to thrill”.

EastEnders actor Danny Dyer also presented a special edition of his popular game show The Wall with duo Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes, while CBBC puppets Basil Brush and Hacker T Dog also featured in a comedy sketch.

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