Children In Need

BBC Children In Need’s appeal night returns to BBC One on Friday 15 November

Marvin & Rochelle Humes

It feels amazing to be back presenting for a show that’s very close to our hearts, we love being part of the Children In Need family and are overjoyed to support such a tremendously important cause.Marvin & Rochelle Humes
Date: 05.11.2019     Last updated: 05.11.2019 at 00.01

You’re both back again! What is your favourite part of presenting BBC Children In Need?

It feels amazing to be back presenting for a show that’s very close to our hearts, we love being part of the Children In Need family and are overjoyed to support such a tremendously important cause.

You’ve both recently worked on The Hit List together, is it nice to be able to work together again?

Yeah, we’ve really enjoyed it. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like work as it’s a game we play often at home together with the family. So, it’s great to be able to enjoy that together and see how well some of the couples do.

Why is BBC Children In Need so special to you?

Marvin: BBC Children In Need was one of my first experiences of charity, it was really powerful as a kid to find out that by simply doing things that I loved I could raise money which could go on to change someone else’s childhood. I have seen first-hand how that even a small donation makes an impact, if we all just give a little together is makes a huge difference.

Rochelle: Having worked with BBC Children In Need for many years I know the incredible things that are possible thanks to the public’s generosity. Children really are the future and it is our job to give them the best possible start in life and we can all help make that happen.

Do you each have any highlights from your time presenting the show?

Rochelle: To be honest my highlight every time on the show, is seeing how we manage to top the previous year’s total donations. We tell real life stories that open people’s hearts and show that if we all give together, we truly can always outdo ourselves with giving to those who need it most.

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

Rochelle: To be honest, I always try to watch a lot of the show before the evening so I can get the tears out! I don’t want to distract from the children and the main focus of the show

A huge amount of money was raised last year - do you think it’s possible to do the same again?

Marvin: There aren't many things that unify this great country, but I do think BBC Children In Need is one of them. I have no doubt that we can top last year’s total with the kindness and generosity we know are in all of the UK’s hearts.