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23/07/2021

Salford Announced As New Home Of 'BBC Children In Need'

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Two of the BBC's biggest annual events, 'BBC Children in Need' and 'Comic Relief', have found a new home in Salford.

The events, which broadcast on BBC One, will move to Salford as part of the BBC's commitment to the nations and regions.

Beginning in November with BBC Children in Need, now in its 41st year, the live show will come from the biggest multi-camera purpose built TV studio in the UK, making it the perfect place to broadcast a night of entertainment, fun and fundraising. Comic Relief's 'Red Nose Day' broadcast will also come from Salford where the 'Sport Relief' show has broadcast from for several years.

Salford is already home to some of the biggest and best known programmes and radio stations from the BBC including 'A Question of Sport', 'North West Tonight', 'Dragons' Den', 'BBC Radio 5 Live', 'Football Focus', 'Match of the Day', 'BBC Radio Manchester', 'University Challenge', 'BBC Breakfast' and 'Blue Peter', with BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief's Red Nose Day now also making Salford their new permanent production base and broadcast location.

Rachel Ashdown, Commissioning Editor at the BBC said: "This exciting move marks the beginning of a new chapter for these cherished TV landmarks. Plans are already underway for November's BBC Children in Need Night of TV which will bring the usual array of stars and surprises from its new home as people come together for BBC Children In Need."

Suzy Lamb, Managing Director BBC Studios Entertainment added: "The fantastic production expertise we have in the North is second to none and it's exciting to think we're going to grow this skillset by making Salford the home of these two incredibly important titles. The team there cannot wait to get going and plan for what I know will be two truly memorable nights every year."
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