The annual fundraising bonanza that is Children in Need is returning this year for a jam-packed telethon.

Bosses have managed to organise a huge evening of charitable fun despite all the uncertainties of 2020.

This year’s money-raising tv spectacular will air on Friday, November 13.

It will kick off at 7pm on BBC One, featuring the usual lineup of celebrities and volunteers.

All cash raised during the annual show will go towards helping disadvantaged children here in the UK.

Pudsey will return to our screens on November 13

Obviously things will be filmed a little differently this year with strict social distancing rules in place.

This year’s host will be Mel Giedroyc, alongside former Lionness and Strictly star Alex Scott.

Chris Ramsey, another Strictly contestant, and actor Stephen Mangan will also be taking on hosting duties.

Children In Need will also feature lockdown PE teacher Joe Wicks, who will be joined via Zoom by celebrity guests.

Members of the public can donate online or by phone and text.

Pudsey has had some famous fans in his day

You can also get your hands on some Pudsey merchandise and help raise cash that way.

Children In Need’s online shop is a one-stop market for Pudsey ears, t-shirts, bears and much more.

If ordered soon it will be delivered to your door in time for the big day.

Fundraisers can buy a t-shirt for £8, ears for £2.50 or even a giant puddly bear for £45.

A classic tote bag is £5 and a trolley key ring will set you back £2.

This year there are also limited edition teddies.

Costing just £20, punters can buy Doctor Who, Eastenders or Masterchef inspired Pudseys.

Children In Need is on the BBC on Friday, November 13 at 7pm.