Strictly Come Dancing Children in Need special: Boyzone take to the dancefloor

The members of Boyzone will compete in Strictly Come Dancing’s Children in Need special 2018.


As announced on the main Strictly Come Dancing show on Saturday, pop legends Boyzone will join forces with the Strictly professional dancers as they compete against each other to win the Pudsey Glitterball Trophy 2018 for BBC Children in Need.

In a bid to prove to the nation that their moves have improved since their infamous appearance on The Late Late Show back in the nineties, who will be named champion?

Ronan Keating will be partnered with Gordana Grandosek, Shane Lynch will dance with Luba Mushtuk, Keith Duffy will take to the floor with Nadiya Bychkova and Mikey Graham will be dancing with Katya Jones.

Boyzone said: “We are so excited to put on our dancing shoes and learn some new moves for the Strictly dance floor! It’s an absolute honour to be a part of such a special evening and we can’t wait to show the nation what we’ve got in store.”

Presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman the special show will feature as part of the BBC Children in Need 2018 Appeal Night on BBC One on Friday 16 November.

Stand-up comedian and presenter Rob Beckett is set to join Graham Norton, Tess Daly, Mel Giedroyc, Ade Adepitan, Rochelle and Marvin Humes in presenting BBC Children in Need’s 2018 Appeal this year.

The night will feature an all-star line-up as they work together to help raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.


Hosting BBC Children in Need for the first time, Rob Beckett said: “I am so excited to be presenting BBC Children in Need this year. It’s a British institution and a wonderful charity, so to be asked to help out is a huge honour. My parents are gonna be bursting with pride. I also get to meet Pudsey! I can’t wait!”

Long-term supporter and presenter of BBC Children in Need Graham Norton added: “I love presenting the live show of BBC Children in Need, and I look forward to welcoming Rob Beckett to the team in what will be a night full of celebrating some of most brave and inspirational children.”