BBC Children in Need announces incredible 2023 donation total

bbc children in need presenters jason manford, ade adepitan, alex scott, chris ramsey, lenny rush and mel giedroyc
BBC Children in Need 2023 reveals donation totalBBC

The BBC has confirmed the incredible donations total for Children in Need 2023.

The presenting team concluded the three-hour charity telethon by revealing that viewers had donated an astonishing £33,513,325 this year!

This year's Children in Need featured The One Show's Ade Adepitan, Doctor Who star Lenny Rush, BBC and Sky Sports presenter Alex Scott, The Masked Singer's Jason Manford and Strictly Come Dancing's Chris Ramsey hosting the festivities in the studio.

bbc children in need presenters jason manford, ade adepitan, alex scott, chris ramsey, lenny rush and mel giedroyc
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The BBC had a full night of entertainment planned for viewers, including David Tennant's special Doctor Who return for a mini-episode that crossed over with classic serial 'Genesis of the Daleks'.

Taskmaster's Mawaan Rizwan made his Doctor Who debut in the mini-episode, which also featured a surprise cameo from iconic baddie Davros.

There was also a special celebrity parody of Race Across The World — retitled Race Across Yorkshire — where three TV double acts tried to make it past the finish line in the fastest time.

The Race Across Yorkshire sketch featured EastEnders legends Ian and Cindy Beale (Adam Woodyatt and Michelle Collins) racing against Waterloo Road's Noel and Samia (Liam Scholes and Priyasasha Kumari) and Birds of a Feather's Dorien and Tracey (Lesley Joseph and Linda Robson) on a journey that featured cameos from the stars of Emmerdale, Jane McDonald and Gareth Gates.

adam woodyatt and michelle collins in children in need
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There were also musical performances from the UK's Junior Eurovision act STAND UNIQU3, Jerub and Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne.

Friday's BBC Children in Need aired live from MediaCityUK in Salford.

You can still donate to BBC Children in Need by texting the word ‘TWENTY’ to 70701 to donate £20, or you can visit the CIN website to find out how to donate another amount.

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