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Last nights Children in Need raised £20.3million. That is just under last years total of £20.9million. But it is better than nothing.

I really enjoyed the Pudsey parodies of ‘Poirot’ and ‘Merlin’, as I enjoy watching the shows. The BBC News reader’s dance was enjoyable, but I still prefer the Queen routine they did a few years ago.

But I must say, the show was stolen in the first 20 minutes. ‘Peter Kay’s Animated All Star Band’ blew me away. It was a delight to see Cartoons from the past, my pre-school days and the present singing a melody of huge hits.

Said hits were: 

  • Can You Feel It – The Jacksons
  • Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
  • Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny) – The theme from ‘Slumdog Millionaire
  • Tubthumping – Chumbawamba (‘I Get Knocked Down’)
  • Never Forget – Take That
  • Hey Jude – The Beatles
  • One Day Like This – Elbow 

 It took 3 years of planning and 8 months of making to produce 5 minutes of brilliance.

Please, Download it, buy it, just get it to No.1. It’s the official CiN single, so the money goes to Children in Need. Pleeasseeeeeee buy it pleaseee. 🙂

In sports news, Liverpool blew the game at home to Man City in a 2-2 draw. I am getting so sick of us not winning, and I don’t have much hope of staying in the European Cup this season either. England also got trounced in the Rugby by the All Blacks 6-19, but then we all knew they were going to win didn’t we.

In the world of F1, ex-team boss and BBC presenter Eddie Jordan has stated the newly formed Mercedes team are hoping to sign 7 times World Champion Michael Schumacher. Look, he’ll be 41 years old next season. He has had his moment, and it would ruin his reputation as (and I really hate to write this) one of the best drivers of all time.

But the best news in the sporting world today was the news that athletes with Intellectual Disabilities are to be allowed back into the Paralympics in time for London 2012. ID athletes were band after most of the 2000 Spanish ID Basketball team were found to be faking the disability.

Back to Children in Need, you can see the sketches I have noted and more on YouTube by clicking on the links below.

But I’ll leave you with a picture of the cover of the Animated All Star Band’s cover. See how many you can name.

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