Children In Need 2019: Tonight’s schedule, line up and what to expect…

Children In Need TV schedule, listings, line up and spoilers

Children In Need 2019 is here and tonight sees the annual telethon on BBC One.


But what time is it all on and what can we expect? Here’s ALL you need to know!

Tonight’s Children In Need schedule

The fun starts at 7pm on BBC One as the biggest comedy party on the planet is broadcast live from Elstree Television Studios. Hosting Children In Need 2019 throughout the night will be Tess Daly, Ade Adepitan, Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc and Marvin and Rochelle Humes.

Plus, comedian Tom Allen will also be taking on hosting duties this year as he joins the BBC Children In Need presenting line-up for the first time.

With live performances, sketches, music acts, fundraising films and guest appearances from some of the nation’s most loved stars, prepare for an unmissable night of entertainment and fundraising for the whole family.

As well as tuning on via the TV, you can also watch Children In Need online via the BBC iPlayer.

Here’s what to expect from the night…


Musical performances
Opening the show for 2019 is a special performance from Big The Musical. Jay McGuinness, Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly and Wendi Peters take to the stage and kick off the night with a bang… plus Zoltar and a giant piano!

Further performances will come from Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, a selection of amazing acts from the Circus 1903, global popstar Louis Tomlinson and award-winning singing sensations, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe.

During part two of the show there’ll be music from legendary boyband, Westlife.

Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly will host its annual Children In Need special as four EastEnders stars are waltzing from Walford to the Strictly ballroom: EastEnders stars Ricky Champ, Louisa Lytton, Maisie Smith and Rudolph Walker OBE will be taking to the dancefloor alongside the Strictly professionals.

Graham Norton’s Big Red Chair
Graham’s sofa guests are three young carers who are deserving of a treat and some of their favourite celebrities and adults linked to their everyday lives tell a joke in the Big Red Chair. The twist? The kids have control of the lever and will ultimately decide whether the jokes that are told are good enough to let them walk, or whether the line-up of celebrities will get flipped.

The Hit List
Marvin and Rochelle Humes host a BBC Children In Need special of their Saturday night music quiz, The Hit List, featuring a number of artists that have previously performed on official BBC Children In Need singles.

Taking part are hip-hop artist Wretch 32, former JLS member JB Gill; Heidi Range from the Sugababes, Girls Aloud’s Nadine Coyle, Michelle Heaton from Liberty X and Blue’s Antony Costa.


BBC Children In Need: Got It Covered
After releasing their charity covers album, some of the a-list stars from Children In Need: Got It Covered will be in the studio on the night to talk about the project and there will be a special performance of a track from the album.

England football team visit
England’s Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling join Mark Wright in surprising children from the England Amputee Football Association, one of the many organisations that have received funding from BBC Children In Need.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Popular YouTube star, Colin Furze, has been challenged by two of the cast of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, to make a real working landspeeder from the first ever Star Wars to mark the culmination of the biggest film sagas of all time.

Mock The Week
A host of top comedians are getting together for this late night Mock The Week sketch, a BBC Children In Need spin on one their most popular rounds Scenes We’d Like To See

From the 1950s through to the 1980s Crackerjack was a children’s TV favourite and is returning to the BBC in 2020. For one night only, presenters Sam and Mark bring the show live to the BBC Children In Need studio – expect lots of stunts and slime!

Dragons Den Does I’ll Get This: Children In Need Special
At 10PM on BBC Two, five dragons meet at a restaurant for a fancy meal, they have to play games between courses and the loser will have to pay for everyone’s dinner. Taking part in this BBC Children In Need special are current Dragons’, Peter Jones, Tej Lalvani, Touker Suleyman and Sara Davies. Plus, former Dragon Sarah Willingham returns for one night only as she reunites with her old Den pals.

And of course, throughout the night there will be a look at how Children In Need makes a huge difference to disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.


Children In Need schedule

BBC Children in Need, BBC One, 7.30-10pm

Dragons Den Does I’ll Get This: Children In Need Special, BBC Two, 10-10.35pm

BBC Children in Need, BBC One, 10.35pm-12.30am


Children in Need: Got It Covered (R), 12.30-2am

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