Children in Need 2006
|Children in Need 2006|
|Presented by||Terry Wogan|
|Voices of||Alan Dedicoat|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Production location(s)||BBC Television Centre|
|Running time||500 minutes|
|Original network||BBC One|
|Original release||17 November – 18 November 2006|
|Preceded by||Children in Need 2005|
|Followed by||Children in Need 2007|
|Related shows||Celebrity Scissorhands|
Children in Need 2006 was a campaign held in the United Kingdom to raise money for Children in Need. It culmunated in a live broadcast on BBC One on the evening of Friday 17 November and was hosted by Terry Wogan, Natasha Kaplinsky, Fearne Cotton and Chris Moyles. The voice over reading out money raised at various points was Alan Dedicoat. On average, the broadcast brought in 7.72m viewers and raised a total of £18,300,392 by the closing minute.
- All Saints
- Emma Bunton
- Deacon Blue
- Alesha Dixon
- The Feeling
- Nelly Furtado
- Girls Aloud
- Ronan Keating
- The Magic Numbers
- Katie Melua
- Dannii Minogue
- Nerina Pallot
- Status Quo
- Sandi Thom
- Amy Winehouse
- The BBC News team performed a tribute to the James Bond films
- The cast of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps performed Wham's "Club Tropicana"
- The cast of Holby City performed Madonna's "Hung Up"
- The cast of Bad Girls performed Bananarama's "Love in the First Degree"
- Chris Fountain, Andrew Moss, Gemma Merna and Carley Stenson from Hollyoaks performed "Unbelievable" by EMF in London whilst Gerard McCarthy, also from Hollyoaks, duetted with Sheila Ferguson live from Belfast.
- West end performances from the casts of Daddy Cool, Guys and Dolls, Evita, The Sound of Music, Avenue Q and the award-winning musical Wicked.
- The new voice of the BT Speaking clock for the next 20 years was announced as Sara Mendes da Costa, a telemarketer and part-time voiceover artist.
- The winner of reality show Celebrity Scissorhands was announced.
- Rory Bremner performed a standup routine which lampooned many famous political people.
- QI broadcast a "Children in Need" episode on BBC Two when the news was on BBC One. The theme of the episodes was "Descendents" and featured Jonathan Ross, Phill Jupitus and Rich Hall.
Emma Bunton recorded the official single for 2006's appeal. The Baby Spice recorded a cover of Petula Clark's 60s classic Downtown especially for the charity. The single peaked at Number 3 on the UK singles chart.
The following are totals with the times they were announced on the televised show.
- At 17 November 2006 23:40 GMT the total raised was £9,684,158
- At 18 November 2006 00:40 GMT the total raised was £12,608,849
- At 18 November 2006 01:03 GMT the total raised was £16,052,161
- At 18 November 2006 01:47 GMT the total raised was £16,950,588
- At 18 November 2006 02:19 GMT the total raised was £18,300,392
The most recent total shown for the 2006 appeal was shown on the official website on 24 June 2007 at 18:40 GMT as £30,194,659