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BT takes 212,000 'Pudsey' calls
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Lee Mead dazzled in his Dreamcoat
BT's national network centre in Oswestry, Shropshire, took 212,000 calls during the BBC's Children in Need broadcast on Friday.

The annual charity appeal is on course to raise a record 19m.

The centre said there was a peak in calls during the features on Doctor Who and Junior Dragons' Den.

BT spokeswoman Emma Tennant said: "The Joseph star Lee Mead, and the bands Westlife and the Spice Girls, also generated lots of calls."



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