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Eamonn, Claire and John team up with Pudsey Bear

Gearing up for this year's BBC Children in Need Appeal on Friday 20 November are Pudsey Bear with (l-r) Eamonn Holmes John Daly and Claire McCollum, who will all be presenting the show live from the Kings Hall, Belfast, on BBC One Northern Ireland from 7.00pm.

Eamonn Holmes, Claire McCollum and John Daly will be teaming up with Pudsey Bear for this year's BBC Children in Need on Friday 20 November.

The trio join forces to present a star-studded show live from the King's Hall, Belfast on BBC One Northern Ireland from 7.00pm.

Eamonn Holmes said: "We want as many people as possible to get on the phone and call in and pledge money for this year's BBC Children in Need. I know there are people out there who will be fundraising, which is great but there will also bepeople sitting at homewatching the show and what we want is their money which can make a huge difference to the lives of children and young people throughout Northern Ireland, so get dialling!"

Claire McCollum added: "This is the one time of the year when I know I can join with lots of other people to really make a huge tangible difference to individuals and groups throughout Northern Ireland. So, make sure you get involved whether at home, at school or at work, because without you there would be no BBC Children in Need!"

John Daly, who will be presenting from the main stage in the King's Hall, commented: "I am delighted to be part of BBC Children in Need again this year, as it's always a huge thrill to be part of a great night of live entertainment and what a fantastic line-up of artists we have performing on stage.

"We want as many people as possible to get on the phone and call in and pledge money for this year's appeal. I know that there is not as much money around at the moment but all the money raised here stays in Northern Ireland so this is a real opportunity to make a huge difference to the lives of children and young people throughout Northern Ireland, so get dialling!"

Theresa Morrissey, Director of Finance and Sales at the King's Hall Complex, said: "We are very happy to have the BBC Children in Need Concert back at the King's Hall Complex. This is the second year that the King's Hall has hosted the event and it brings such a wonderful atmosphere and excitement with it. It is a really worthwhile cause to be associated with and we wish everyone involved another successful year."

Last year on the night, in Northern Ireland alone, BBC Children in Need raised over £700,000 for local projects. Thanks to the amazing generosity of the public across the UK, a record breaking £37.8 million was raised, of which almost £3m was used to fund 194 projects throughout Northern Ireland.

Visit bbc.co.uk/pudseyni for more information on this year's BBC Children in Need Appeal and how you can help or call for a fundraising pack on 0345 607 33 33.

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