Fiona Bruce, Bill Turnbull and Sophie Raworth are taking part in a Top Gear style race, in a reasonable priced car, the Kia Cee’d, a compact family hatachback for Children in Need this year. A swift change from the Strictly come Dancing task some of the newsreaders were involved in last year. With an ambulance on hand incase of injury, there are far more frightening things on the racetrack this year than Craig Revel Horwood.
Celebrities step in for Children in need
The brilliantly entertaining much loved annual appeal show is of course hosted by Sir Terry Wogan, with assistance from Tess Daly and Fearne Cotton. With many of our favourite celebrities taking part in special challenges and unusual episodes (Lord Alan Sugar appearing on Eastenders) it is easy to forget that this show is actually here make us aware of the Children in Need around the UK. Last year a total of £46,000,000 was raised by everybody’s hard work, with this year hoping to be even more colossal.
Fiona Bruce, who has been pictured around the internet looking friendly with the Stig himself is clearly out of her comfort zone with such a challenge as this, however she has showed her competitive side by saying “My aim is to flip the car over, then I know im going really fast”. She has the idea but lets hope all of our celebrities will reach the finishing line in one piece, with their main aim just raising money for Children in Need.
There have been many signs of respect and support shown over the internet, including Facebook posts from the main Kia Page itself, showing their delight the Newsreaders will be using one of their cars in their charitable challenge, and fans all over twitter showing their excitement. Lets hope this year is more explosive than last year and that the funds go from 0-50,000,000 in 3 seconds.
Children in need starts tonight at 7.30 on BBC1.