PUBLISHED: 17:39, Mon, Sep 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:28, Mon, Sep 7, 2020
Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly, 51, has been a regular face on BBC's Children In Need since 2008. The presenter admitted it was now time "to pass the baton" to someone else as the television host has given up her presenting role.
In view of her 518,000 Instagram followers, Tess penned a lengthy message as she revealed the charity will always have a "special place in my heart".
The Strictly Come Dancing host penned: "For the past 11 years I’ve had the great privilege of presenting Children In Need alongside brilliant presenters and an amazing team.
"Pudsey and what he represents will always hold a special place in my heart but it’s time to pass the presenting baton over as the show reaches it’s amazing 40-year milestone."
Tess continued: "That’s four decades of the British public donating and heroically fundraising over £1bn towards changing children’s lives for the better.
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Strictly host Tess Daly announces exit from Children In Need (Image: GETTY)
"But Children In Need isn’t just annual event, it works tirelessly all year round and I’m excited that I will continue to work alongside some of the vitally important projects that this extraordinary charity supports, seeing first-hand what a profound affect these unprecedented times have had, and to find out what more we can do to help."
She accompanied the post with a series of snaps from her time on Children In Need.
One snap she shared was alongside the late Terry Wogan and current presenter Ade Adeptian.
Fans flocked to comment on the news of Tess' departure from the charity programme.
Strictly host Tess Daly pictured with Pudsey at