BBC Children in Need 2018

Rochelle Humes

It’s always so much fun and I just hope that we beat the total from the previous year, which I can’t believe happened last year.Rochelle Humes
Date: 06.11.2018     Last updated: 06.11.2018 at 00.01

What do you love the most about presenting the evening of BBC Children in Need? 

I love it; I look forward to it every year. The atmosphere is always electric in the studio and we just have so much fun but all in the name of BBC Children in Need. The studio audience are always brilliant and by the time we get to the live show, we would have seen how well the fundraising is going and everyone is just really positive so it's just a lovely atmosphere.

This will be your fifth year of hosting the show - how's does it make you feel when you realise the staggering number that is raised each year?

Every year we have beaten the total from the previous year and it's just amazing to see that people still put their hands in their pockets and that will always touch everyone's heart. I've grown up making cakes at school on non-uniform day and wearing Pudsey ears, my kids do it now and to be a part of that, it’s just great.

Is there anything you do in particular to prepare yourself for the evening?

I have to watch every film before the live show, I find them so moving and I think when you have kids of your own everything sort of hits you tenfold and I have to desensitise myself a tiny bit to the film. I try to watch it about three or four times before that evening because I will always just full on cry and it's not about me crying, we are there to raise money and do a job so I just want to hold it together as much as I can.

What are you most looking forward to this year? 

Just genuinely to be back and doing it again, it's the same team from last year and that will be lovely. Obviously it's just really nice for me and Marvin to work together again so I look forward to that. It’s always so much fun and I just hope that we beat the total from the previous year, which I can’t believe happened last year.

Why should people around the country tune into the evening of BBC Children in the Need?

First of all, by tuning in you are already doing a great job and I’m certain that you will want to donate. We also have a lot of fun - it’s a great balance of knowing why we are there and having a ball. Viewers will see things in BBC Children in Need that you don’t ever really see such as big names giving up their time up to do something really random and fun, which is always brilliant! So I think it’s always worth tuning in and I just thank everyone in advance.