Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Newsreaders face Strictly challenge

Stars including Alesha Dixon sport T-shirts, available at Asda, to raise funds for this year's BBC Children in Need Appeal (Asda/PA)

A host of female BBC newsreaders will be strutting their stuff on the dancefloor as part of a Strictly Come Dancing challenge in aid of this year's Children in Need, it has been announced.

The moves of Emily Maitlis, Sophie Raworth, Susanna Reid and Sian Williams will be scrutinised by the ballroom show's male judges during the annual fundraiser later this month.

Lord Sugar will also enter the Dragon's Den as part of the charity event, with the cast of EastEnders performing the hits of Queen and a new version of the Mah Na Mah Na song, originally made famous by The Muppets.

Westlife and JLS will be among the musical acts performing during the live telethon.

Sir Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Alesha Dixon and Tess Daly will act as hosts for the show, which will take place on November 18.

The appeal has raised more than £600 million since 1980.

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