Children in Need raises £26.8m

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The BBC's Children in Need appeal has raised nearly £26.8m on the night, beating 2011's total of £26.3m.

Sir Terry Wogan hosted the BBC One fund-raiser on Friday with Fearne Cotton, Tess Daly and Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw.

Kylie Minogue, Girls Aloud and One Direction were among the live performers. The BBC Newsreaders took on Top Gear, while Lord Sugar starred in an EastEnders special.

The BBC's Lizo Mzimba reports.

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