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BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 join forces to bring Niall Horan and Anne-Marie together for BBC Children in Need’s 2021 official single

Niall and Anne Marie

· Niall Horan and Anne-Marie have collaborated on a cover of Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac for this year’s Official Children in Need Single

· The charity single, available for pre-order now, will be released by Atlantic Records on the day of the charity’s fundraising spectacular, Friday 19 November

· The accompanying video will be given its exclusive debut during BBC Children in Need’s 2021 Appeal Show on BBC One. The special video features a number of surprise cameos from a supergroup of world-renowned artists, including Ed Sheeran on guitar, Griff on synths and Yungblud on bass.

Today (Tuesday 16 November), BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 announced that they are bringing together global superstars, Niall Horan and Anne-Marie, to reimagine a Radio 2 classic – Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac – and give it a Radio 1 twist for this year’s official BBC Children in Need single.

The charity single, available for pre-order now, will be released by Atlantic Records on the day of the charity’s fundraising spectacular, Friday 19 November to raise vital funds to help support children and young people across the UK facing disadvantage, at a time when they need it most.

Everywhere (BBC Children in Need) will be released on Friday as The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on Radio 2 and The Greg James Breakfast Show on Radio 1 bring the stations together for the first broadcast.

The accompanying video will be given its exclusive debut during BBC Children in Need’s 2021 Appeal Show on BBC One that evening. The special video features a number of surprise cameos from a supergroup of world-renowned artists, including Ed Sheeran on guitar, Griff on synths and Yungblud on bass. The music video was directed by Phill Deacon who produced the multi-artist Radio 1 Live Lounge Allstars video for their cover of Foo Fighters’ Times Like These and the charity’s 2020 single, Stop Crying Your Heart Out.

Niall Horan, said: “I have supported BBC Children in Need many times over the years, but given what we have all been through over the last year and a half, it feels more important than ever. Togetherness sits at the heart of BBC Children in Need, and that’s what this track is all about. I hope people enjoy it, but above all, I hope it lets anyone who might be struggling right now know that we are here for them.”

Anne-Marie commented: “As we have seen over the past eighteen months, amazing things happen when we come together to help make a difference, and that’s why I am so proud to be releasing this special track with Niall. I hope everyone loves it as much as we do.”

Christine McVie, who wrote Everywhere, commented on the track, saying: “I’m thrilled with this new version of Everywhere and to be part of this year’s Children in Need campaign. I hope we can really make a difference.”

Tommy Nagra, Director of Content at BBC Children in Need, said: “BBC Children in Need is all about coming together and to have our two biggest pop stations collaborate to bring an eclectic mix of artists, covering an iconic track, is truly special. Thank you for creating what will be a real treat for our Appeal Day on Friday 19th November.”

Chris Price, Head of Music, Radio 1 and Jeff Smith, Head of Music, Radio 2, say: “Having separately made lockdown singles for BBC Children in Need in 2020, this year we wanted to join forces and create a track celebrating people reconnecting, one that would appeal across the generations. We would like to thank Christine McVie for allowing us to rework her very special song, as well as Niall, Anne-Marie and all the artists for bringing it to life. Special thanks go to producer Steve Mac, who has brilliantly reimagined this iconic track to help raise vital funds for children and young people across the UK.”

The single is available for pre-order at https://lnk.to/Everywhere-CiN. A minimum of 50p from the sale of each download in the UK will benefit BBC Children in Need.

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For further details please contact: [email protected]

Notes to Editors:

A minimum of 50p from the sale of each download in the UK will benefit BBC Children in Need (registered charity in England and Wales, charity number 802052 and in Scotland, charity number SC039557).

About BBC Children in Need:

BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. The charity will realise this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience.

BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 2,500 local charities and projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.

Further information on BBC Children in Need can be found at bbcchildreninneed.co.uk

About BBC Radio 1:

BBC Radio 1 is the UK’s No.1 youth station, targeting 15 to 29 year-olds with a distinctive mix of new music, entertainment and programmes focusing on issues affecting young people. The station is the soundtrack to young people’s lives in the UK and has been for over 50 years.

Radio 1 has 9 million listeners and an audience of over 19 million across YouTube, iPlayer and social media. It is the most watched radio station in the world, with 10.5 million subscribers to its YouTube and Vevo channels and over 4.5 billion total views on the platform.

One of the station’s key purposes is to support new British music and emerging artists. It champions a breadth of live music through events like Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Radio 1’s Sound Of poll, and Live Lounge Month, as well as regular live sessions across the network.

About BBC Radio 2:

BBC Radio 2 is the UK’s most listened to radio station, with a weekly audience of 14.6 million (RAJAR Q3, 2021), and won Station Of The Year at the Music Week 2021 awards. The network’s presenters include Michael Ball, Zoe Ball, Tony Blackburn, OJ Borg, Rev. Kate Bottley, Ken Bruce, Craig Charles, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Fearne Cotton, Sara Cox, Jamie Cullum, Gary Davies, Vanessa Feltz, Paul Gambaccini, Bob Harris, Ana Matronic, Cerys Matthews, Jason Mohammad, Trevor Nelson, Paul O’Grady, Dermot O’Leary, Elaine Paige, Mark Radcliffe, Rylan, Liza Tarbuck, Jeremy Vine, Johnnie Walker, Jo Whiley, Claudia Winkleman and Steve Wright.

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