BBC Children in Need in the West live from Wookey Hole

indexOn Friday 14th November BBC Points West presenter Alex Lovell and Somerset Correspondent Clinton Rogers will be hosting the West’s BBC Children in Need Outside Broadcast – live from Wookey Hole, near Wells.

They’ll be joined by hundreds of fundraisers, local schoolchildren and young people from projects funded by BBC Children in Need for a very special night.


Children from Wookey Hole’s circus school will be performing live – and as a challenge for BBC Children in Need, BBC Point West’s Alex Lovell has been learning a trapeze act.

She’ll be showing off her newfound skills on the night too.

Alex said “I always look forward to the big night of BBC Children in Need, but this year I think we’ll have that extra razzmatazz down at Wookey Hole’s Big Top. I have come to know the team down there quite well, as they have very patiently prepared me to perform the trapeze. I hope I do them proud on the night.”


Clinton added “I’m really excited about the evening.  It’s a fantastic venue and it’s sure to be an entertaining evening. I’m really looking forward to supporting Alex in her trapeze show …. I’ll be the one with his feet firmly on the ground shouting advice!”

You can join in the fun by tuning into BBC Points West at 18.30 on Friday and by watching the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show live on BBC One from 19.30.

If you’re fundraising for Pudsey – there’s still time to let us know what you’re doing. Email us at

About BBC Children in Need

pudsey-2The BBC Children in Need Appeal is a charity registered in England and Wales (802052) and Scotland (SC039557) whose aim is to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.  We will realise this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience.

We are currently supporting c.2,600 projects that are working with children facing a range of disadvantages for example, poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.