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Children In Need: 'Fantastic Beasts' Meets 'Great British Bake Off' And More In Hilarious Sketch

The annual TV appeal also raised a record-breaking £47million on the night.

19/11/2016 09:44 | Updated 19 November 2016

The world of ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ collided with ‘The Great British Bake Off’, ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in a hilarious Children In Need sketch. 

Eddie Redmayne, dressed as his ‘Fantastic Beasts’ character Newt Scamander, launched an effort to find Pudsey Bear in a special segment during Friday (18 November) night’s TV fundraiser. 

The star-studded clip featured cameos from the likes of Mel and Sue, Mary Berry, Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, The Apprentice’s Lord Sugar, Simon Cowell, Jamie Dornan, Britney Spears, Graham Norton, Gary Lineker and many more. 

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Eddie Redmayne took part in a special Children In Need sketch
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Mel and Sue were just two of the many names in the star-studded clip

The sketch was just one of the many highlights from this year’s Children In Need. 

The ‘EastEnders’ cast performed an 80s medley, mashing up the likes of ‘Fame’, ‘Top Gun’ and ‘Dirty Dancing’. 

There was also an Olympian special of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and performances from the cast of West End shows ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Motown The Musical’. 

Craig David also performed the offical Children In Need single ‘All We Needed’, while Little Mix, Zara Larrson and Busted also took to the stage. 

There was also a special tribute to the appeal’s former host Sir Terry Wogan, following his death earlier this year. 

The 2017 fundraiser broke its previous record, after raising over £47million during the telethon - £10m up on last year’s total. 

You can still donate to Children In Need on the website, and the whole evening’s entertainment is available to watch on the BBC iPlayer. 

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