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Saturday 19 Apr 2014

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Alexandra Burke and McFly rock Scotland for BBC Children in Need

Singing sensation Alexandra Burke and chart-topping band McFly are the latest acts confirmed to perform at this year's Children in Need Rocks Scotland.

They will both be taking part in this year's extravaganza from the SECC, which will be shown on BBC One Scotland on Friday 19 November.

Last year, thanks to the creativity, support and commitment of the great British public, BBC Children in Need raised over £39 million with hundreds of projects in Scotland benefitting from the record-breaking total. This year's theme is "show your spots, let's raise lots!" for Children in Need and this could be as simple as baking spotty cupcakes or getting the boss to wear spots for the day, with every penny raised going to disadvantaged children right here in the UK.

Executive producer Graham Mitchell says: "It's great news for Children in Need Rocks Scotland that Alexandra Burke and McFly are coming to perform at the massive party we've got planned for 19 November. They are such great performers I'm sure the crowd at the SECC and viewers watching at home will really love the show. It also helps us raise as much money as we can on the night."

John Barrowman will be performing and presenting live link-ups from the event to the whole of the UK, with Jackie Bird presenting regional opt-outs and a highlights programme.

Other acts confirmed for the evening are the cast of hit musical We Will Rock You, dance acts Punjabi No 1 and The Box, music acts Pearl and the Puppets, Clanadonia and The Gospel Truth Choir plus comedians Fred MacAulay, Daniel Sloss, Mark Nelson, Craig Hill, Des Clarke, Janey Godley and Nina Conti. Anyone who would like to be in the audience at the SECC can register now for free tickets at bbc.co.uk/tickets.

You can watch Children in Need on BBC One Scotland on Friday 19 November where you will see highlights of Children in Need Rocks Scotland throughout the evening.

It can also be viewed on Sky channel 971 and is available on BBC iPlayer and on BBC HD.

You can also listen to a full day of entertainment on BBC Radio Scotland on 92-95 FM, 810 MW, online and on digital. 

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