Strictly, Star Wars and soaps aid Children in Need

Image caption The Strictly Come Dancing adjudicators in philanthropic attitude

Stars from Strictly, Star Wars, Doctor Who and EastEnders are lending a hand to Children In Need to help promote monies in this year’s charity BBC TV appeal.

The five-hour telethon too peculiarity England football players, a personality copy of music quiz The Hit List and songs by Louis Tomlinson and Westlife.

They are all hoping viewers will bequeath to Children In Need, which supports 3,000 neighbourhood kindness and projects.

Last year, PS50. 6m was developed on the plead night.

Image caption The legions: Marvin and Rochelle Humes, Mel Giedroyc, Tom Allen, Graham Norton, Ade Adepitan and Tess Daly

Children in Need is the BBC’s official UK charity and promotes coin for disadvantaged young people around the country, such as those experiencing poverty, with physical disabilities, or victims of violence or neglect.