It will be the first edition of the annual show since Terry Wogan’s death earlier this year

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Children In Need is back this month as the stars join brave members of the public to raise money for charity.

The annual telethon is coming, with all the skits, songs, sketches and celebrities viewers have come to expect from BBC One’s huge extravaganza.

There will be a touch of sadness surrounding this year’s show, following the death of longtime host Terry Wogan earlier this year – but the stars will hope to raise as much money as possible in his honour.
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With a new presenter at the helm and a whole host of surprises planned, there’s a lot to get excited about this year.

Here is everything you need to know.


When is Children In Need 2016 – and who is hosting?

The annual fundraiser takes place on November 18, with the appeal telethon kicking off at 7pm on BBC One.

Following the tragic death of Terry Wogan earlier this year, Graham Norton will look to continue his legacy as the host.

“It is a huge privilege to join the presenting team for the Children In Need Appeal show,” he said.

“This year we’d love to raise as much money as we possibly can in honour of the late Sir Terry Wogan.”

The star is set to release ballad All We Needed – taken from his new album Following My Intuition – in aid of the charity.

Last year, Jess Glynne was in the spotlight with her Top 10 charting single Take Me Home.

What can we expect from the show?
The likes of Peter Andre, Alex Jones and Frankie Bridge will be there, while presenting duties will be handled by Greg James, Ade Adepitan, Tess Daly, Rochelle Humes and Marvin Humes.

Ricky Gervais is set to perform at the event, as he sings the title track from David Brent: Life on the Road, while Little Mix will also be there.

Doctor Who fans should keep their eyes peeled for an exclusive Christmas special preview for The Return of Doctor Mysterio, while Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne will appear in a skit.

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The EastEnders cast are getting involved, while Rob Brydon will be joined by Lee Mack, David Mitchell and a group of kids for a Children in Need edition of Would I Lie To You?