BBC confirms Kylie and Tom Jones performances for Children In Need

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue and Tom Jones will be joining the likes of Cheryl Cole and The Saturdays on this year's Children In Need telethon, the BBC has confirmed. Hosted by Terry Wogan and Tess Daly the seven-hour show will not only see a range of musical performances, but also comedy sketches and crossover shows in a bid to raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Kylie and Tom Jones join names including Cheryl Cole, Alexandra Burke, Westlife, The Script, The Saturdays, Ellie Goulding and Maroon 5 in performing their tracks live on the show this year. Peter Andre will perform a tribute to Michael Jackson while JLS will sing their charity single live in the studio.

Other highlights include starring performances from the cast of Coronation Street and EastEnders in an exclusive comedy crossover episode, plus an extra special pop-star edition of Strictly Come Dancing pitching the Saturday's Rochelle Wiseman against McFly's Harry Judd!

Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will be going head to head in a go-karting challenge and viewers will also be treated to a Come Dine With Me special featuring Dragons' Den stars Peter Jones, Duncan Bannatyne, Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis.

And, as always, a very, very special, live performance by the BBC Newsreaders.

Fearne Cotton will be joining Sir Terry Wogan at 10.30pm to present the second half of the show which starts from 7PM on Friday 19 November on BBC One.