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Children in Need 2010 in Bristol

Mike Dilger and Alex Lovell with a wallaby at Bristol Zoo
The BBC's Mike Dilger and Alex Lovell are supporting Children in Need

BBC Bristol is coming together at Bristol Zoo to help raise money for this year's BBC Children In Need appeal.

Points West's Alex Lovell and Chris Vacher will be presenting live from a stage beneath the Coral Cafe to an audience of 2,000 people on Friday, 19 November.

They will be joined on the night by BBC One's One Show wildlife expert Mike Dilger, who will be helping to raise money to change the lives of some of the most disadvantaged children here in the West and across the UK.

Big Cat Diary producer Colin Jackson is set to reveal the secrets behind filming lions at night and Mark Carwardine will be talking about his recent programmes with comedian Stephen Fry.

Also with them on the night will be the builders from the hit BBC One programme DIY SOS: The Big Build, who will pass on DIY tips in their own unique manner.

'Enormous fun'

"Children In Need is one of the highlights of my year," said Alex Lovell.

"It's always high energy and enormous fun but with a big dollop of unpredictable live television mixed in!

Pudsey on zipwire at Bristol Zoo
Pudsey will be at the zoo alongside other special guests

"It promises to be a great evening and if you can't come along to Bristol Zoo in person - please join us for the night on BBC One."

"We are thrilled to be hosting the Bristol celebrations for BBC Children In Need later this month and we are sure it will be a brilliant event," said Dr Bryan Carroll, the zoo's director.

"We are working with the BBC to put together a great line-up of events and activities.

"This looks set to be a great event and we are delighted to be giving it our full support."


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