Children in Need 2017: 6 highlights to look out for

From Doctor Who to Blue Peter does Strictly to EastEnders' musical number...

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Children in Need is back and with another year comes another bunch of famous faces enduring public embarrassment for a good cause.

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The EastEnders cast, as always, are game for a laugh – but this year they’re joined by some willing Blue Peter presenters and a brave cohort of celebrities subject to Anne Robinson’s unforgiving Weakest Link. Oh, and Doctor Who fans should keep an eye out for an exciting festive treat.

Read more: Children in Need: your guide to what’s on when

Read on for highlights of the night’s entertainment…


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1. EastEnders

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All singing and all dancing, the EastEnders cast are back once again to perform some great classic musical numbers.

2. The Weakest Link

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Anne Robinson seeks the weakest link out of actor John Thomson, Love Island winner Kem Cetinay, chef Rosemary Shrager, actor Chizzy Akudolu, journalist Giles Coren and presenters Rylan Clark-Neal and Maya Jama.

3. Strictly Come Dancing

Six Blue Peter presenters, past and present swap their arts and crafts for a spot of Strictly dancing. Mark Curry, Diane Louise Jordan, Anthea Turner, Tim Vincent, Konnie Huq and Radzi Chinyanganya all rise to the challenge.

4. Christmas Preview Exclusives

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You really don’t want to miss out on the exclusive clips of the Doctor Who and Call the Midwife Christmas specials.

5. Countryfile

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Tune in for a different style of country offered by the Countryfile presenters, This time they are swapping their welly boots for something a bit more cowboy in a truly unmissable performance.

6. The One Show

The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge Team will cross the finish line in Glasgow after a long 500-mile journey from London.

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Children in Need begins on Friday 17th November at 7:30pm on BBC1