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Last Updated: Friday, 20 October 2006, 08:03 GMT 09:03 UK
Bunton sings for Children in Need
Emma Bunton with Pudsey Bear
Bunton was a teenager when she found fame as Baby Spice
Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton is to record a version of Petula Clark's 1960s hit Downtown as this year's official Children In Need single.

"I've always loved Downtown as a song and I'm really looking forward to putting my own stamp on it," she said.

The singer is currently appearing in BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing and said she had asked her colleagues on the show to join her in the video.

The single is out on 13 November, with Children in Need night on 17 November.

"The track's good fun and one everyone will know," said 30-year-old Bunton.

"The video should be a good laugh - I've asked all the Strictly guys to come along if they have time and show off all the hard work we've been doing and hopefully there will be a few other surprises in store too."

Children in Need last year raised 33m for charity.

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