All we know about #ChildrenInNeed 2020 so far

CHILDREN IN NEED 2020 is an integral part of the BBC's TV schedule and thankfully the appeal show will go ahead amidst the coronavirus outbreak. When is Children in Need 2020?

PUBLISHED: 14:40, Mon, Nov 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:40, Mon, Nov 2, 2020

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Children in Need 2020 is just around the corner and viewers are in need of some inspiration from the BBC classic. Every year plenty of famous faces sign up to help raise money and awareness to support young people from all walks of life who need extra care. has everything you need to know ahead of Children In Need 2020, including when the BBC special will air.

When is Children in Need 2020?

BBC's Children in Need has been a huge part of the network's calendar since it first started airing in November 1980.

Every November since then, a whole host of celebrities come together to take part in hilarious sketches and fundraising activities to support disadvantaged children.

Pudsey Bear has become a national icon, with the late Terry Wogan joining up with Tess Daly to present the fundraiser show.

Of course this year the special show will look slightly different, due to social distancing and the recent news of a four-week national lockdown.

But all being well, the 2020 show is scheduled to air on Friday, November 13, at 7pm on BBC One and it will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

This year the hilarious and charismatic Mel Giedroyc will be back to host the appeal along with Alex Scott MBC, comedian-turned-presenter Chris Ramsey, and Stephen Mangan.

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Children in Need 2020: Mel and GrahamChildren in Need 2020: Mel Giedroyc and Graham Norton last year (Image: Getty/BBC)

Children in Need 2020: Matt Baker and HarveyChildren in Need 2020: Matt Baker and Harvey on the Countryfile Ramble (Image: BBC)

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The BBC has not revealed too much about this year's schedule of events yet, but there are plenty of ways viewers can get involved.

Some fundraising events have already taken place across the UK, including the BBC's Countryfile Ramble and Matt Baker's Rickshaw Challenge.

For the 10th year running the presenter will take part in an eight-day challenge with six youngsters, as they ride 332 miles - the equivalent of Edinburgh to London.

This year due to social distancing restrictions the challenge will be slightly different, taking place at the Goodwood Estate.

Beginning on November 6, the team will tackle various terrains with the aim of reaching a daily mile target.

Fans can find out more about how to donate and host their own fundraisers by visiting

Children in Need 2020: Mel GiedroycChildren in Need 2020: Mel Giedroyc will be back to present

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