Davina McCall has been confirmed as a presenter for BBC’s Big Night In – a charity fundraiser to help those in need – and she “can’t wait” to be involved.
The TV favourite will be joined by the likes of Matt Baker, Zoe Ball, Sir Lenny Henry and Paddy McGuinness for the charity fundraiser set to air next Thursday between 7-10pm.
With COVID-19 causing despair, distress and anxiety up and down the country, the show’s main aim is to “support, entertain and cheer up” the nation and will be brought to us by the BBC, Children in Need and Comic Relief.
A BBC spokesperson said the show will feature “favourite famous faces trying to support, entertain, cheer up and help out anyone who needs any or all of those things” as well as “big surprises, ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, live music performances (from the artists’ homes) and many of your favourite faces coming together (whilst safely apart) to do what they can for those that deserve something special.”
A producer for Comic Relief added, “These are unprecedented times – and for the 1st time ever, @comicrelief is joining forces with @BBCCiN in a 3 hour show supporting people significantly impacted buy the crisis. Add to your diary – April 23 on BBCOne (it’s the only event in mine).”
Money raised will be split between the two charities to provide support to projects and programmes during coronavirus.
On his involvement, Sir Lenny Henry said, “I’ve been part of the Comic Relief family for years, and at times like these it’s so important we all come together to support one another, which is why we’ve joined forces with BBC Children in Need for The Big Night In.
“We want to shine a light on the amazing things communities are doing and keep you entertained whilst you can’t leave your homes.
“Both charities will be supporting a huge number of smaller charities and projects that will be protecting the most vulnerable people in society, so it’s going to be a brilliant night for a great cause.”
Peter Kay, Catherine Tate and Gary Barlow are also set to get involved.
We can’t wait!