Graham Norton has been named as the joint host of BBC Children In Need 2016 alongside Tess Daly, Greg James, Ade Adepitan, Rochelle Humes and Marvin Humes.

This year’s appeal show will take place on Friday November 18th, live from the BBC’s Elstree Studios on BBC One.

Graham Norton

Graham Norton

Norton said: “It is a huge privilege to join the presenting team for the Children in Need Appeal show. This year we’d love to raise as much money as we possibly can in honour of the late Sir Terry Wogan.”

Last year, ill health forced Wogan to miss hosting the event for the first time in its 35-year history, and he subsequently died in January.

Children in Need is now largely operated from MediaCityUK after a move in 2014.

Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content, said: “Our new line-up of presenters promise to deliver a spectacular evening of entertainment for charity’s biggest night of the year. I know the nation will dig deep and do the late Sir Terry Wogan proud with their generous fundraising.”

The Children in Need Appeal Show is a BBC Studios production, executive produced by Clare Pizey and Paul Wright and the series producer is Leanne Witcoop.