Here’s one they rehearsed earlier! Six Blue Peter stars take to the Strictly ballroom for Children in Need

I’m so excited to be back with my Blue Peter family for BBC Children in Need. What a night we are all going to have dancing and raising money.Anthea Turner
Date: 24.10.2017     Last updated: 24.10.2017 at 09.00
Six well-loved Blue Peter presenters from the past 60 years will enter the glitz and glamour of the ballroom as Mark Curry, Diane-Louise Jordan, Anthea Turner, Tim Vincent, Konnie Huq and Radzi Chinyanganya, will join forces with the Strictly professional dancers in a bid to win the Pudsey Glitter Ball trophy for BBC Children in Need.

As Blue Peter looks forward to celebrating its 60th birthday next year, former presenter Mark Curry says: "Blue Peter, Strictly Come Dancing and BBC Children in Need are some of the most famous programmes in television history. I’m proud to be a part of all three of these legendary shows by taking part in our Strictly special. Here’s hoping we help to raise a record breaking total on 17 November."

Diane-Louise Jordan says: "I'm a former Trustee for BBC Children in Need as well as a massive Strictly fan. Blue Peter will always be my first love. So to have an opportunity to combine all three is thrilling! It's also terrifying because (as all who know and love me will testify) I can't dance… But as it's for charity I gladly accept the challenge!"

Anthea Turner says: "I’m so excited to be back with my Blue Peter family for BBC Children in Need. What a night we are all going to have dancing and raising money."

Tim Vincent says: "I am in equal measure excited and terrified to be taking part, however I am sure with expert guidance and a Blue Peter badge I hopefully won't make a complete fool of myself."

Konnie Huq says: "I’ve got two left feet but hopefully we’ll put them right, well one of them anyway! Looking forward to it."

Current Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya said: "It’s an absolute honour to be part of something so special. It is the first time that Blue Peter, Strictly and BBC Children in Need have come together and I can’t wait! Just keeping my fingers crossed that Craig is feeling kind…!"

Presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman the special show will feature as part of the BBC Children in Need 2017 Appeal Night on BBC One on Friday 17 November. More information about BBC Children in Need Appeal Show will be announced in due course.

The BBC Children in Need Appeal Show is a BBC Studios production, executive produced by Clare Pizey and Leanne Witcoop.

MJ