Saturday , July 31 2021

Children who need TV attraction are ranked success as a £ 1bn mark for charity

TV shows starring Children Need success ratings (BBC / Kieron McCarron)
TV shows starring Children Need success ratings (BBC / Kieron McCarron)

The star-studded Children In Need show is the most watched program that day because more than £ 50 million was raised for charity.

Telethon attracted an average audience of 6.2 million and peaked at 7.1 million, with a 32.5% share, according to overnight ratings.

TV fundraiser, which was broadcast on Friday on BBC One from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and then from 10:40 p.m. to 2 o'clock in the morning, was against the program including two episodes of Coronation Street at ITV and Gogglebox on Channel 4.

A total of £ 50,595,053 was donated to the cause – which means more than £ 1 billion has been raised by charities since the first major appeal in 1980.

In the first two and a half hours of the annual program, viewers coughed up £ 33,949,774 because the spectacular charity was pleasing to the audience with a number of TV shows.

Boyzone reunited for their own version of Strictly Come Dancing, with Shane Lynch and professional partner Luba Mushtuk lifting the Glamball Cup trophy 2018.

The cast of Eastenders performed a medley of Disney songs from Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin and Frozen when Albert Square moved to the West End, while actor and comedian Stephen Mangan held a special episode of the Mastermind featuring former soccer player Steve McManaman.

The program also included special footage of Call the Midwife this Christmas and a teaser from the upcoming episode of Doctor Who, as well as a performance from Jonas Blue featuring Liam Payne and musical players School Of Rock.

A number of other BBC programs also helped raise money for charity, including a massive £ 9.2 million from Radio 2.

An impressive total was reached after Chris Evans' annual auction of once-in-a-lifetime events, music festivals and racing cars, and thanks to some of the biggest names of stations that gave their support to raise money for the charity.

Meanwhile, The One Show concluded a traditional rickshaw ride with presenter Matt Baker at the helm, collecting a total of 4.3 million pounds traveling 423 miles from Calais to Salford.

Keeley Browse, which has spent years supporting the charity, was presented with Sir Terry Wogan Of The Year Lawyer Award – to commemorate a very popular and very popular event – and Jamie Cullum performed this year's Children In Need charity song, Love Is In the picture.

Celebrities including Little Mix, Naomie Harris, Keeley Hawes, and Katie Piper reminded viewers of where their money went and urged them to help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Britain.

Simon Antrobus, BBC chief executive of Children In Need, said: "Once again, people in the UK must feel very proud of what has been achieved.

"The extraordinary generosity shown tonight will make a lasting difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK who really need our help."

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