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Louise Minchin to auction 'Battenberg dress' for Children in Need

Published 11/11/2016

The broadcaster will auction the dress for Children in Need
The broadcaster will auction the dress for Children in Need

BBC newsreader Louise Minchin will auction off a dress which viewers once compared to a Battenberg cake to raise money for Children in Need.

The pink, yellow and black striped dress caught the attention of BBC Breakfast viewers when Minchin wore it for the programme in September, with some likening it to a Neapolitan ice cream.

Minchin said: "The dress caused quite a stir. I had so many people contacting me, and I even had the football team Heart of Midlothian send me one of their shirts, as their away strip colours are so similar to those of the dress.

"I'll certainly miss the dress, but as BBC Children in Need is such a great charity I do hope that it goes on to raise some money and help make a difference to young lives."

Interested buyers can bid for the dress on eBay between Friday and Sunday November 20, as part of BBC Children in Need's Online Auction.

The annual charity show will be broadcast on Friday November 18.

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