BBC Children in Need 2018

Tess Daly

Tune in for a brilliant night of entertainment and get involved with helping to support children across the UK, we couldn’t do it without you!Tess Daly
Date: 06.11.2018     Last updated: 06.11.2018 at 00.01

BBC Children in Need raised a staggering £60.7 million in 2017. How does it feel to being part of such a special evening?

It’s such an honour to be part of the BBC Children in Need evening because not only do we get to enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment but also we get to be part of a huge fundraising initiative that never fails to be an inspiring night. The money raised helps to make a positive difference to so many young lives across the UK. There’s so much generosity in this country and it’s a huge privilege being a part of that.

Do you think you can achieve even bigger total this year?

Last year a record amount of money was raised and we never take that for granted. We hope that we can at least match last year’s total every penny on the night genuinely makes a difference. 

What has been your one your greatest highlights of being part of the BBC Children in Need evening?

For me one of my greatest highlights was to work alongside the late Sir Terry Wogan, he was an absolute gentleman who has been there from the very beginning and it meant so much to him. He spent all year working on various projects and donated money to BBC Children in Need, he was so incredibly generous and it was such a privilege to work with him. He is a legendary broadcaster and I just loved that twinkle in his eyes and never knowing when he was going to go off script! So a highlight for me was having the opportunity of working alongside him and sharing that time with him.

What are you most looking forward to this year’s evening event?

I’m really looking forward to meeting the people who work on lots of projects funded by BBC Children in Need throughout the UK. They really make such a difference to young people who find themselves in challenging situations in life, so it will be great meeting them.

Are you looking forward to hosting with Ade Adepitan again?

I really enjoyed hosting alongside Ade last year, he’s great fun and what I think is particular interesting about his position in the show, is that he was helped by BBC Children in Need as a young boy. He really has a special place for BBC Children in Need in his heart.

What would you say to anyone who has never watched BBC Children in Need before?

Tune in for a brilliant night of entertainment and get involved with helping to support children across the UK, we couldn’t do it without you!