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In pictures: Children in Need

Terry Wogan and Natasha Kaplinsky

Terry Wogan and Natasha Kaplinsky hosted the annual fundraising event which has raised more than 17.2m.

Liberty X

Liberty X began the fundraising with a live performance of official Children in Need single A Night to Remember.

Jon Culshaw, Pudsey bear and Tony Blair

Prime minister Tony Blair appeared alongside Dead Ringers impressionist Jon Culshaw as part of the festivities.

Status Quo

Status Quo performed at RAF Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, as did a number of acts including Girls Aloud.

Madonna

A performance by Madonna was one of the highlights of the star-studded event, which lasted for seven hours.

Natasha Kaplinsky, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Terry Wogan

The public dug deep into their pockets throughout the 26th annual fund-raising event.

BBC Newsreaders

One of the highlights was a performance of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody by a group comprising of BBC news readers.




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