Children in Need 2017: What to expect from tonight’s appeal show!

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    Children in Need 2017 is back on BBC One tonight, here’s what to expect from an extraordinary night of entertainment.

    Last year Children in Need raised more than £46 million on the night, this year they aim to beat that total.

    Tonight’s appeal show will see Tess Daly and Ade Adepitan introduce a night of entertainment as the BBC’s annual appeal night gets under way, beginning with a performance from the hit West End musical Annie featuring Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan.

    BBC Children In Need starts from 7:30PM on BBC One.

    From 8PM: The cast members of EastEnders reveal hidden talents as they sing their way round the Square in a show-stopping musical medley.

    Plus, the Children’s Choir performs live in unison across the nation and some deserving children get the surprise of their lives.

    From 8.30PM: Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc host as the presenters of Countryfile swap their Wellington boots for cowboy boots in an unmissable performance.

    Plus, the Rickshaw Challenge team from The One Show crosses the finish line in Glasgow.

    From 9.00PM: Former Blue Peter hosts Mark Curry, Diane Louise Jordan, Anthea Turner, Tim Vincent, Konnie Huq and Radzi Chinyanganya take to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom, competing to win the Pudsey Glitterball trophy.

    Plus, Joanna Lumley helps crown someone very special – the Sir Terry Wogan Fundraiser of the Year.

    From 9.30PM: Some Children in Need project workers come face to face with one of their heroes and the charity’s official single is performed live in the studio.

    From 10:00PM: BBC Children In Need will move from BBC One to BBC Two for a Weakest Link Celebrity Special.

    Once the Weakest Link has finished, Children In Need will return to BBC One with Rita Ora for more entertainment.

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