Comic Relief and Children in Need join forces for the first time to deliver a very special night of television during these unprecedented times.
The Big Night In brings the nation an evening of unforgettable entertainment in a way we’ve never seen before. More importantly, it will also raise money for and pay tribute to those on the front line fighting Covid-19 and all the unsung heroes going that extra mile to support their communities.
It will take place on Thursday 23rd April at 7pm on BBC One and I Player.
Together (but safely distanced), Comic Relief legend Lenny Henry and Children in Need’s Matt Baker will join forces with Zoe Ball and Paddy McGuinness to host a night of comedy, music and live entertainment from the studio, linking up with a multitude of stars from their houses for an unmissable night.
Expect huge treats from comedy legends Peter Kay and Catherine Tate and music from the one and only Gary Barlow. If you have not yet had a dance around your house, then now is the time to do so with the stars of Strictly Come Dancing leading the way. And we’ll be showing some of the greatest comedy sketches of all time, voted by you, the great British public.
And if that wasn’t enough, viewers will be have the chance to win some incredible money-can’t-buy prizes across the course of the evening.
The show will give viewers the opportunity to donate, for those who feel able to do so, to help support vulnerable people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK who will be significantly impacted by the crisis.
The money raised by The Big Night In will be split equally between Comic Relief and Children in Need and will go on to support local charities and projects in the UK, so they can continue to provide vital emergency support.
There will be more demand than ever for support from local charities. This includes making sure people are safe from harm, mentally healthy and with access to food, warmth and shelter; as well as helping people stay connected, active and positive through these extraordinary times.
Children in Need funding supports the Cerebral Palsy Sport CPCan project which seeks to make a fundamental difference to the lives of children and young people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities by enabling them to access sporting opportunities.
In 2019 CP Sport Young Sporting Ambassador Thomas Stamp took part in the Rickshaw Challenge, raising awareness about the difference BBC Children in Need makes. RaceRunner Thomas Talbot also had the opportunity to showcase the work Cerebral Palsy Sport does when he was invited to a day of filming with Blue Peter for the Children in Need appeal.
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