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BBC Children in Need (also promoted as Plant mewn Angen in Wales) is the BBC's UK charity. Since 1980, it has raised over £1 billion for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. When adjusting for inflation in 2020, it totals £1,493,556,399 from 1980 to 2019. One of the highlights is an annual telethon, held in November and televised on BBC One and BBC Two. "Pudsey Bear" has been BBC Children in Need's mascot since 1985, whilst Sir Terry Wogan was its long-standing host for 35 years. A prominent annual event in British television, Children in Need is one of three high-profile British telethons. It is the only charity belonging to the BBC, the other telethons being Red Nose Day and Sport Relief, both supporting Comic Relief. Following the closure of the BBC Television Centre, the telethon broadcasts took place at the BBC Elstree Centre from 2013 to 2020. For many years, the telethon was up to 7 hours long, although due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the telethon for 2020 was reduced to a singular programme which was 3 hours long, and there were only four presenters: Mel Giedroyc, Alex Scott, Chris Ramsey and Stephen Mangan.The 42nd appeal show, which aired on 19 November 2021, took place at a new location of Dock10, MediaCityUK in Salford. The 3 hour show format returned for the 2021 fundraiser. Due to the show being for children the watershed is expected to be extended until 11:30pm.
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