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Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

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The Wanted rock Scotland for BBC Children in Need

Boy band The Wanted will be joining singing sensation Alexandra Burke and chart-topping band McFly as they become the latest act confirmed to perform at this year's Children in Need Rocks Scotland.

They will all 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 to bring The Wanted to Scotland, they've had a so much success this year they're a fantastic addition to a brilliant line up at the SECC."

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 on Saturday 20 November.

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.

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 the BBC HD Channel.

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

Notes to Editors

The BBC Children in Need Appeal is a charity registered in England and Wales (802052) and Scotland (SC039557) whose aim is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

This year's theme is "show your spots, let's raise lots!" and for a fundraising pack full of inspiration visit the BBC Children in Need website bbc.co.uk/pudseyscotland or by calling 0345 607 3333.

In 2009, the BBC Children in Need appeal raised over £39 million which is already hard at work changing the lives of some of the most disadvantaged children across Scotland and the UK.

KH

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