Children in Need 'to raise more than 18 million'
8 November 2011 Last updated at 12:57 GMT
BBC Children in Need is to return on 18 November with a seven hour show that will include performances from One Direction and JLS.
Sir Terry Wogan, who has presented the gala since it began, told BBC Breakfast he could "confidently predict" that more money will be raised this year than last year.
Last year's grand total was over £18 million.