|World of Chig|
Given current financial circumstances, no one would have been surprised if Children In Need hadn't reached a new record amount of money tonight. I didn't think it would continue the year-on-year climb, but it has! Last year's record total of £19.1M, which rose to £37M when everything was in, has been surpassed. Tonight's total is an incredible £20,991,216. Recession? What recession?
This takes the total amount of money raised by Children In Need since 1980 over the £500,000,000 mark.
With Jason Donovan, Take That, Girls Aloud, Will Young, Sugababes, Russell Watson, McFly, Stereophonics, Alesha Dixon, scenes from Oliver!, Michael Ball in drag and the BBC newsreaders doing Mamma Mia highlights, it certainly catered to some of my musical and aesthetic tastes. Well done to all concerned.
PS. If you happened to watch the Children In Need version of QI, you won't be surprised to know that Stephen Fry was right and Wogan was wrong. It was 1974.