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Game On! For BBC Children in Need, Nov 10, BBC THREE and iPlayer

This year BBC Studios Entertainment and Music brought a live gaming fundraiser, Game On! for BBC Children in Need, to BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.

The innovative two-hour show raised funds for BBC Children in Need, live from Nottingham’s state-of-the-art Esports arena, Confetti-X where gamers, content creators, influencers and celebrities took on on some of the nation’s favourite games, including EA SPORTS™’‘ F1® 23, Just Dance Now, HADO and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – all to inspire gamers across the UK to unite to help make a difference.

Yung Filly, Harry Pinero, the Quadrant team and Elz the Witch competed on the F1 23 racing rigs. The winners of the BBC Children in Need Sim Rig Tournament also competed on the night.

While over in the HADO arena, Tillie Amartey, Ellie Simmonds and Nile Wilson formed one team, while Bayo Akinfenwa, Tilley Lockey and Sam Quek formed the second, to take on the winners of the BBC Children in Need HADO tournament.

The BBC Children in Need Just Dance winners also danced alongside celebrities, while media sensations The Famileigh provided an exclusive performance to Uptown Funk!


Over 2000 drivers, (16+) competed in our BBC Children in Need Sim Rig Tour. Our racing rigs travelled around the UK, offering participants the chance to set their fastest lap time, in the F1 23 game, on the virtual Silverstone track. Thank you to everyone who took part. The fastest 50 went into a ballot and 2 names were pulled out at random. We’ll be announcing the winners very soon and you’ll be able to see them compete in Game On! For BBC Children in Need, on Nov 10th, BBC THREE and iPlayer, 7pm-9pm.

Sim Rig Tour locations

Fri 29th  September- Gateshead Metro Centre

Tues 3rd October- Belfast Victoria Square
Thurs 5th October-  Glasgow St Enoch’s

Mon 9th October- Leeds Trinity
Wed 11th October- Birmingham Bull Ring
Fri 13th October- Nottingham Victoria Centre

Mon 16th October- Cardiff St David’s
Wed 18th October- Bristol Cabot Circus
Fri 20th October- Bluewater, Kent

Just Dance For Pudsey

Pudsey teamed up with Just Dance Now for an exciting collaboration. 

By unleashing their inner dancer, we gave families and schools the chance to win a place and dance on a brand new, live gaming show, Game On! For BBC Children in Need, Friday 10th November.

The show was broadcasted live from Confetti X in Nottingham, on BBC iPlayer and BBC Three simultaneously.

This ballot is now closed.

We’ve chosen two of Pudsey’s favourite songs for you to practice your moves to – Eye of the Tiger by Survivor or Radioactive by Imagine Dragons.

Both songs are featured in Pudsey’s Playlist, which is free to download on the Just Dance Now app. Check it out and get practicing your moves!

App Store (iPhone)       Google Play (Android)

For all the resources you’ll need to host your own Just Dance Now tournament, Digital Schoolhouse have got you covered:

Digital Schoolhouse x Just Dance for Pudsey Resources


The Hado Tournament for BBC Children in Need

Experience one of the world’s first physical esports and win the chance for your team to compete live on TV.

UK Hado, the first physical esports, ran a tournament for BBC Children in Need. The top two finalists were invited to play on the live show Game On! For BBC Children in Need, 1oth November.

This fast paced, techno team sport uses Augmented Reality technology. The tournament travelled to 8 locations around the UK.

Hado tour locations

5th October Barnsley:  Barnsley College
9th October London : The O2, London
10th October Basingstoke: Queen Mary’s College
13th October: Belfast Met College, Belfast
16th October: Bangor University, Bangor
17th October:  Hado Coventry Arena
25th October: Edinburgh Hearts Football Club
26th October Newcastle: NUCastle

With thanks to heycar for their support at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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