Dermot O’Leary will be presenting Children In Need 2015!

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    It has been confirmed Dermot O’Leary will be presenting Children In Need tonight, after Terry Wogan was taken ill.

    © BBC Children in Need
    © BBC Children in Need

    Tonight will be the first Children In Need appeal show without Terry since it was introduced in 1980.

    “We are pleased to announce that fellow Irishman and Radio 2 presenter Dermot O’Leary will be stepping into Sir Terry Wogan’s shoes for tonight’s Children in Need from 7.30 to 10pm, hosting alongside Tess Daly and Fearne Cotton,” a BBC spokesperson said.

    “We are incredibly grateful to Dermot for stepping in at such short notice, but know he’ll do us and Sir Terry proud.

    The former X Factor presenter said: “It’s a huge honour to be asked to step into Sir Terry’s shoes tonight. He is one of my broadcasting heroes and has been a source of support for me down the years.

    “I’d like to add my best wishes to Sir Terry for a speedy recovery, and I hope I do him justice and do my small part to make the night a success and make as much money as we can for disadvantaged children across the country.”

    Children In Need takes place tonight on BBC One at 7:30 pm.

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