10/10/2016 16:32 BST

Graham Norton To Succeed Terry Wogan As Children In Need Presenter

Sir Terry died in January, following a battle with cancer.

Graham Norton will step into the shoes of the late Sir Terry Wogan as the new face of Children In Need

The chat show host will lead the presenting team on this year’s annual televised fundraiser, when it airs on Friday 18 November. 

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Graham Norton will replace Sir Terry Wogan on Children In Need

He’ll be joined by regulars Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes, as well as newcomers Marvin Humes, Greg James and Ade Adepitan.

Graham said in a statement: “It is a huge privilege to join the presenting team for the Children in Need Appeal show.

“This year we’d love to raise as much money as we possibly can in honour of the late Sir Terry Wogan.”

Rochelle added: “I will never forget the amazing experience of presenting Children in Need with Sir Terry Wogan. Children In Need is truly one of the highlights of my year and I can’t wait for this year’s show.”

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Sir Terry with Pudsey the bear

Sir Terry died in January, following a battle with cancer. 

Dermot O’Leary led last year’s Children In Need, after Terry’s health forced him to pull out at the last minute.

It was previously announced this year’s Children In Need Rocks concert at the Royal Albert Hall will be held in memory of Sir Terry. 

Artists including Take That, Ellie Goulding, Olly Murs, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and Rick Astley will perform songs that Sir Terry loved and had a personal connection to. 

The concert will take place on 1 November, airing on BBC One and Radio 2.

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