Children In Need rakes in £35million with sparkling Strictly sequence

Children In Need raised more than £35million on Friday evening.

The annual show brought in a total of £35,383,512 as viewers at home tuned in to watch the twinkling Strictly sequence and emotional Doctor Who scenes.

Children In Need had a very glitzy opening with a special performance from Big the Musical.

Stars Jay McGuinness, Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly and Wendi Peters took their talents to the stage.

Kimberley stunned in a scarlet strapless dress as she was twirled around the dancefloor by former Strictly and The Wanted star Jay.

The great and the good of the showbiz world got involved in the glittering show for charity.

Doctor Who's Jodie Whittaker made Anastasia's dreams come true as she come to greet her on stage.

Elsewhere, live from all over the country the Children In Need choir belted out their best vocals.

All the crowds of school children were singing Cyndi Lauper's True Colours in tune.

Louis Tomlinson also put on an emotional performance when he sung We Made It from his new album.

Later, Alfie Boe gave a soulful performance as he sung Something Inside So Strong by Labi Siffre.

The One Show's Matt Baker led a team of youngesters on the 400-mile journey for The Rickshaw Challenge.

They finished their emotional road trip on the Children In Need show and the team alone achieved more than eight million for the charity.

EastEnders star Maisie Smith was crowned Children In Need's Strictly winner.

So it's no surprise fans pleaded the actress, 18, to sign up to the BBC dance show to compete for the Glitter Ball trophy next year.

The soap star, who plays Tiffany Butcher on Albert Square, worked her magic on the dance floor with her partner Kevin Clifton after gruelling training for a week ahead of the show.

Maisie had impressed fans and judges alike as head judge Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Motsi Mabuse voted her the winner.

She had competed against Ricky Champ (Stuart Highway), Louisa Lytton (Ruby Allen) and Rudolph Walker (Patrick Trueman) in the dazzling group dance.

Children in Need 2019 means the glamorous and fun Appeal Show will be taking over BBC One to celebrate the brave stories of children across the UK.

The show will be also raising funds to help young people around the nation and also show where the given funds go when helping those in need.

Hosts for the evening include Graham Norton , Tess Daly , and Marvin and Rochelle Humes.

Children in Need 2019 Appeal Show airs on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 7pm on November 15, 2019.

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