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Children in Need: Newsreaders set for Strictly skit

Newsreaders performing on Children in Need 2010
Image caption The BBC's female newscasters performed as Lady Gaga last year

The BBC's female newscasters are lining up for a Strictly Come Dancing challenge as part of Children in Need night, it has been announced.

Emily Maitlis, Sophie Raworth, Susanna Reid and Sian Williams will face the ballroom show's male judges as part of the annual charity fund-raiser.

The Apprentice's Lord Sugar will enter the Dragon's Den, while Westlife and JLS will be among the musical acts.

This year's show will take place on Friday 18 November.

Other performances planned for the night include the cast of EastEnders performing the hits of Queen, and a new version of the Mah Na Mah Na song, originally made famous by The Muppets.

Famous faces including Harry Hill and Davina McCall will lend their vocal talents to the performance.

Sir Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Alesha Dixon and Tess Daly will act as hosts for the show.

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