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Lenny Rush joins this year's BBC Children in Need presenting line-up

The 14-year-old becomes the first ever child presenter for the three-hour charity marathon, which returns on Friday 17th November.

Best-known for his role as Ollie in BBC One's hit comedy Am I Being Unreasonable?, Lenny Rush will soon be starring in Doctor Who and on Friday 17th November will join Children in Need's stellar line-up of returning presenters; Ade Adepitan MBE, Mel Giedroyc, Jason Manford, Chris Ramsey and Alex Scott MBE.

From 7pm, Children in Need will be live from MediaCityUK in Salford, taking viewers through a glittering evening of fun and fundraising

On joining the line-up, Lenny Rush said "It’s an honour and a thrill to be the first child presenter for Children in Need- I can’t wait to feel the buzz of a live show and to help raise money for children and young people across the UK facing disadvantages. I’m so excited and look forward to all of you joining me on Friday the 17th of November!"

A firm fixture in the viewing calendar and a much-loved show with audiences, BBC Children in Need returns with a three-hour spectacle to entertain the nation while raising money for children and young people across the UK.

The presenters will guide viewers through a night of dazzling entertainment with a jam-packed show full of sketches, music, performances and surprises from some of the nation’s most-loved stars. Further details on the sketches will be revealed in due course. 

On today's announcement, Executive Producer Peter Davey said "We are all thrilled to have Lenny join us live on the night. The Children in Need audience fell in love with him whe he took over the “Celebrity Call Centre” brilliantly in last year’s sketch – so getting him back to host for his first time this year is the next logical step."

The money raised through BBC Children in Need’s 2023 Appeal will help children & young people overcome the additional challenges they currently face, including supporting children and young people living in poverty, providing emergency support to families in crisis, providing comfort to children feeling sad, lost and alone, helping children overcome social injustice and supporting children to feel safe and secure again.

Throughout the night, appeal films will feature some of the children and young people whose lives have been changed through the support of BBC Children in Need, and the project workers who work tirelessly to help them.

BBC Children in Need returns Friday 17th November at 7pm on BBC One

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