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Victims of flooding to benefit from BBC Children in Need money

Triplets Armani, Tiara and Saffarah Mitchell
Triplets Armani, Tiara and Saffarah Mitchell
Sisters Myla and Siena
The BBC NI studio with presenters Stephen Clements and Holly Hamilton

By Alex Green

BBC Children In Need raised more than £2m in the first 90 minutes of last night's annual appeal.

Co-hosts Tess Daly and Ade Adepitan announced that some of the money will go towards those affected by the flooding across the country. Tess said: "We also want to take a moment to send our love to the families who have been affected by the recent flood across part of England.

"Communities have really come together and we want to help so Children In Need is planning on making additional funding available to support families who have been affected through its emergency essentials programme."

The fundraiser saw famous faces including Nadiya Hussain and Rupert Grint appeal for donations.

Locally, presenters Holly Hamilton and Stephen Clements fronted contributions from Northern Ireland to the UK-wide appeal.

Last year the amount raised 'on the night' in Northern Ireland was £946,739.

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