When is Children In Need 2021 and which celebs are taking part?

Pudsey Day is nearly here (Picture: PA)

Time to dust off your yellow Pudsey ears – Children in Need 2021 is nearly here.

The annual TV extravaganza helps to fundraise for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

The appeal is celebrating its 41st birthday with a whole host of celebrities, comedy sketches, and the all-important new Children in Need single.

But when does the TV fundraiser take place, and which famous faces are getting involved this year?

When is Children In Need 2021?

Children in Need 2021 takes place on Friday, November 19.

The TV spectacular will air on BBC One and BBC Two.

Joe Wicks raised £2 million last year by doing a 24-hour workout (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

The show’s start time is yet to be announced, but it is expected to start at around 7.30pm – the same time as last year.

The fundraising broadcast typically lasts until the wee hours of the next morning.

What is Children in Need 2021’s theme? 

This year’s theme is ‘Together, We Can’.

In a short video, the celebs hosting this year explained that the theme aims to show disadvantaged children that they are not alone.

Joe Wicks opened up on his childhood in the clip, revealing: ‘As a child, I grew up in a household with two parents who both experienced mental health issues and as 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.’

Which celebrities are taking part in Children In Need 2021?

Fitness presenter Joe Wicks and Love Island host Laura Whitmore are among the famous faces getting involved this year.

Singers Sophie Ellis Bextor and Ella Henderson, I’m A Celeb winner Giovanna Fletcher, rappers Professor Green and Lady Leshurr, and presenters Katie Piper and Ade Adepitan are also part of the all-star lineup.

The BBC is yet to announce any more information about the 2021 broadcast.

How to get involved in Children in Need 2021?

There are plenty of ways to get stuck in this year.

You can pre-order the Children in Need fundraising pack, which includes resources and information about how to set up your own events, from the official website.

The website also suggests people hold bake sales, raffles, or take on a challenge.

Last year’s show saw a whopping £37 million raised – let’s see if we can dig deep and top that this year.

Children in Need 2021 takes place on Friday, November 19.


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