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Strictly special on BBC Children in Need - Friday 19th Nov

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Once again, Strictly Come Dancing is doing our bit to help raise money for the annual BBC Children in Need appeal. If you've been to the cinema lately, you might already have seen the Strictly 3D performance from Flavia.


But you don't need to leave the comfort of your own living room to watch some Strictly fundraising action, because there's going to be a special Strictly segment as part of the main BBC Children in Need Appeal Show on Friday 19th November.


Rochelle Wiseman and Ian Waite, and Harry Judd and Ola Jordan

Two top pop stars will take to the floor and will battle it out to see who wins the special BBC Children in Need Strictly trophy. They are Rochelle Wiseman from The Saturdays (who'll be dancing with Ian Waite) and Harry Judd from McFly (dancing with Ola Jordan).

Who will win? Watch BBC Children in Need on BBC One (and BBC One HD) on Friday night from 7pm - schedules are always subject to change during a live show like this, but the Strictly segment should be on air sometime between 8pm and 9pm. And once you've watched, don't forget to donate!


  • Comment number 1.

    Well done SCD!

    Another opportunity to see the talented Ian Waite and Ola Jordan in action.
    I am not very familiar with career of Miss Wiseman, however it is good to see Mr Judd step out from behind the Drum Kit and show his talents extend beyound Trumpet, Keyboard and Drums of course.
    I am sure that these two celebrity pop stars will focus the younger genaration's attention even more on the delights of SCD.

    Keeeep Dancing!!!

  • Comment number 2.

    And hopefully it will also encourage more people to donate to this year's BBC Children in Need Appeal - at www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey for instance! :)

  • Comment number 3.

    so pleased to see ola and ian taking part, i am sure it will be good to watch and viewers will enjoy it and donate lots of cash. good luck to everyone working so hard for children in need

  • Comment number 4.

    Ref Typos at blog 1.

    My apologies for poor proof reading but I was so excited at seeing SCD were being represented on BBC Children In Need.
    Of course they want our money for the good causes and I am sure we will donate what we can, I have put some dosh in the fund already.
    I am disappointed though that Claudia Winkleman has not volunteered to participate, after all Tess did her bit with Anton in 2008.
    Ah well another year maybe, but in the meantime I reckon that young Harry could do very well tomorrow as he is upbeat, talented and fit.
    On the other hand, Ian is a brilliant teacher and Rachael could be a Dark Horse in this round.
    Good Luck to you both, I am off to count my pennies.
    Keeeep Dancing!!!

  • Comment number 5.

    Chaswick @ 4

    Apologies again for another error, especially to Rochelle.

    Less Haste, more speed as the saying goes.

    All those Rachael Wiseman's out there who just thought that their luck had changed, sorry about that.

    Good Luck Rochelle, I was never an S Club Juniors fan as I am too old and crotchety, but I have seen the Saturdays in the charts, so that I know of your work. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow night.

    Keeeep Dancing!!!

  • Comment number 6.

    Still related to the show but not the contestants, the idea to slot the special show in the 8pm slot is a good one. Chidren In Need starts at 7pm and a lot of people do jobs that require overtime or the shift to work till a late hour of the evening. I think the 8pm slot may allow lots of people who DO work late to get home. The load of daily traffic should be lessened at that hour.

    Ought to be a good show done for good causes.

  • Comment number 7.

    I do miss Ian something rotten. So I'm thoroughly looking forward to this.

  • Comment number 8.

    I have missed Ian too, so I will be glued to the screen Friday night. Looks like there doing ballroom, shame I do like to see Ian in the tight latin trousers(loved the red ones he wear last year with Jade for the salsa)

  • Comment number 9.

    I can't wait to see Harry dance with Ola tomorrow - they look amazing together!!!! And Harry is so HOT!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 10.

    Great to see Ian back and even better to know that we will be seeing Matt Cutler on the Christmas Special. Thank you Strictly!

  • Comment number 11.

    yeah, good to see Ian back, hope they raise loads of cash

  • Comment number 12.

    Will certainly be watching wonderful Ian and gorgeous Ola. Really missed Ian on the main show.

    Must admit that I don't know who Rochelle and Harry are (will google them), must be an age thing...
    Money bit is already sorted, thank you BBC.

  • Comment number 13.

    Oh dash it, I'm out tonight so will def 'Record' CIN tonight.
    Mcfly vs the Saturdays (does a jig).

    And Flavia in 3D! Will have to check that out!

  • Comment number 14.

    About what time between 8pm and 9pm?

  • Comment number 15.

    WOWZA. harry looked gorgeous tonight;)! and rochelle looked amazing. they both did very well, but harry definately was the best! xxxxxxxxxx

  • Comment number 16.

    Harry rocked!!
    Tess I loved your dress where is it from??

  • Comment number 17.

    A touch of the JJB Sports look about him tonight!

  • Comment number 18.

    As Usual a great and entertaining evening from BBC children’s in need however I can't stop thinking that that one factor is continuing to impede fundraising and at the risk of being very unpopular I need to say that it is...

    Terry Wogan!

    He continues to be his usual sarcastic self in particular his distaining comments against the valuable checks that were received both from individuals and companies e.g. if memory serves his sarcasm to “Greggs the bakers” and even more astonishing to a 16K donation from Coin Star

    Does he not realise that coin star is used by people to cash up their change to buy shopping at supermarkets so not necessarily the richest members of society

    So many of these people have chosen to donate their money to childrens in need and Terry can’t even give the company and these individual donars a “well done”

    Need I say more.



  • Comment number 19.

    It's absolutely great that popstars are taking part and it was true that harry should win because he was great .

  • Comment number 20.

    I see Craig was his usual charitable self. Mind you his was virtually Father Christmas-esque compared to Terry's. What was that about?

    Still, best performance won on the night for me. And another feather in the cap of Ola Jordan that James does not have in his. Not only does she have a Glitterball trophy in the cabinet in the Jordan household but she now has a "Strictly Come Dancing: Children In Need Special" trophy. Hahahahah.

  • Comment number 21.

    Two excellent routines choreographed and mentored by two of the best professional dancers in the BBC stable.
    Credit to both of the celebrities, especially as they only had a few hours for these routines which were worthy of the main show. Ola's Paso Doble was very good and Harry carried the male role through very well, but Ian's dance with Rochelle was beautiful with a classic lift that brought tears to my eyes.
    Still that's another trophy for Ola; come on James if you want your Crystal Dance Ball this year.
    I hope that the Grey Suits & Floral Dresses watched and learned from this display of ballroom bravado and intelligent instruction which was extremely entertaining for the anticipating audience.
    Memo to Management: More of the same please!

    Keeeep Dancing!!!

  • Comment number 22.

    Didn't see last night's Children in Need Show but by all accounts was the usual fun and games but still donated.
    Re: Strictly Come Dancing. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is sick and tired of the negative comments on the news and other programmes re M/s Ann Widdecombe. What everyone forgets is that these 'celebrities' (doubtful in some cases)entered this show supposedly with a modicum of dancing (social) or with none at all. M/s Widdecombe has never professed to have any at all! With her height,weight and age I say fair play to her. These 'celebrities' are not training to be professional competitive dancers (takes many, many years) but to let the 'average man in the street' see what can be achieved by making the effort to try.
    Get real and enjoy the programme for what it is, Light Entertainment, in an oh so dismal world. Forget all the cut-backs etc for just an hour and sit back with a glass of wine,if you can afford it, and chill out. Can't wait to hear what Ann has to say tonight to the judges well, at least the 3 that are qualified to make comment and not just the token 'eye candy'. I can think of one minority on the panel who could do with grammar lessons.

  • Comment number 23.

    Harry was REALLY good, which I admit, suprised me! I thought he wouldn't put much effort in to the dancing (for some reason) and was just turning up for the 'charity cause' but he really did try and do the dance justice to the best of his abilit! I was impressed having not been expecting much.

    Strictly should get Harry for next year! He'd be a great contestant because there is clearly dance potential in him and, secondly, the ratings wouldn't do the programme any harm either.

    Rochelle herself did well, and looked beautiful in all her Strictly gear.

  • Comment number 24.

    At the start I joked that it was Alesha in the Pudsey suit. Then Pudsey gave two ten and I knew it was Alesha in there. Saying that though Len copped out with a pair of nines, so no change from his marking for this year then :)

    That Matt fella, if you imagine him doing that week one of a normal SCD year, you'da have to say he'd be a favourite for the series.

  • Comment number 25.

    and anyway how could Pudsey give tens when he can't see all the arms and the footwork with that head bandage over his eye. I mean he's got no depth perception.


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