Stand-up Comedian and Presenter, Rob Beckett, is set to join Graham Norton, Tess Daly, Mel Giedroyc, Ade Adepitan, Rochelle and Marvin Humes in presenting BBC Children in Need's 2018 Appeal show on BBC One.
Broadcast live from the BBC's Elstree studios on Friday 16th November, the night will feature an all-star line-up as they work together to help raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
Hosting BBC Children in Need for the first time, Rob Beckett said: "I am so excited to be presenting BBC Children in Need this year. It's a British institution and a wonderful charity, so to be asked to help out is a huge honour. My parents are gonna be bursting with pride. I also get to meet Pudsey! I can't wait!"
Long-term supporter and Presenter of BBC Children in Need, Graham Norton said: "I love presenting the live show of BBC Children in Need and I look forward to welcoming Rob Beckett to the team, in what will be a night full of celebrating some of most brave and inspirational children."
The BBC Children in Need Appeal Show is a BBC Studios production, executive produced by Clare Pizey and Leanne Witcoop, and Kate Phillips, Commissioning Editor for the BBC.
Further news regarding the Appeal Show including performances, sketches and new content will be shared in due course.
Notes to Editors
BBC Children in Need's vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. The charity will realise this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience.
BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 2,700 projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.
Further information on BBC Children in Need can be found at bbc.co.uk/Pudsey