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Blue Peter stars take to the Strictly ballroom for Children in Need

Swapping sticky back plastic for tripping the light fantastic, six Blue Peter stars take to the Strictly Ballroom for BBC Children in Need.

Six well-loved Blue Peter presenters from the past 60 years will enter the glitz and glamour of the ballroom as Mark Curry, Diane-Louise Jordan, Anthea Turner, Tim Vincent, Konnie Huq and Radzi Chinyanganya, will join forces with the strictly professional dancers in a bid to win the Pudsey Glitter Ball trophy for BBC Children in Need.

As Blue Peter looks forward to celebrating its 60th birthday next year, former presenter Mark Curry said:  ‘Blue Peter, Strictly Come Dancing and BBC Children in Need are some of the most famous programmes in television history.   I’m proud to be a part of all three of these legendary shows by taking part in our Strictly special. Here’s hoping we help to raise a record breaking total on the 17th November.’

Diane-Louise Jordan said: ‘I’m a former Trustee for BBC Children in Need as well as a massive Strictly fan.  Blue Peter will always be my first love.  So to have an opportunity to combine all three is thrilling! It’s also terrifying because (as all who know and love me will testify) I can’t dance….  But as it’s for charity I gladly accept the challenge!’

I’m so excited to be back with my Blue Peter family for BBC Children in Need. What a night we are all going to have dancing and raising money.

Anthea Turner

Tim Vincent said: ‘I am in equal measure excited and terrified to be taking part, however  I am sure with expert guidance and a Blue Peter badge I hopefully won’t make a complete fool of myself. ‘

Current Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya said: ‘It’s an absolute honour to be part of something so special. It is the first time that Blue Peter, Strictly and BBC Children in Need have come together and I can’t wait! Just keeping my fingers crossed that Craig is feeling kind…!’

Presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman the special show will feature as part of the BBC Children in Need 2017 Appeal Night on BBC One on Friday 17th November. More information about BBC Children in Need Appeal Show will be announced in due course.

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