Strictly Come Dancing: Russell Grant, Anne Widdecombe to return for Children In Need!

Russell Grant (Strictly Come Dancing 2011)

Russell grant and Anne Widdecombe will return to Strictly Come Dancing for Children In Need.

The pair will perform a special routine with their pro partners Flavia Cacace and Anton Du Beke for the Children In need telethon next month.

Russell Grant said: "Thrilled to be back on Children in Need as I was in the first one ever! And to be dancing with Flavia once more is a Strictly dream come true. A fantastic cause doing something I love! Everyone's a winner!"

Sir Terry Wogan, Children in Need Life President will once again be in charge of the event, hosting the live show throughout the evening.

He said: "Children in Need as ever is graced by the presence of lovely ladies Tess and Fearne, and this year I'll be delighted to welcome Radio 1's morning star, Nick Grimshaw, to prop me up as the Friday appeal stretches into Saturday, and we head for what we hope will be another record-breaking total for the people’s charity. Every year of Children in Need is a shining tribute to the extraordinary generosity of the British people."

The star-studded evening of entertainment will feature music performances from One Direction who kick off the programme, plus Little Mix, Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis, The Script, Paloma Faith, Il Divo and Tim Minchin.

Pop superstars Girls Aloud will also reunite live in the studio for the exclusive first TV performance of their much anticipated official Children in Need 2012 single entitled ‘Something New’.

BBC Children in Need airs Friday, November 16 on BBC One, 7.30pm – 10.00pm, with Sir Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Tess Daly.

Strictly meanwhile continues on Saturday 3rd November at 6.30pm with Strictly Come Dancing: The Results on Sunday 4th November at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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