Nick Grimshaw and Fearne Cotton dress up as Liam Gallagher and Debbie Harry for Children In Need

Stars dress up as their childhood heroes for this year's charity event

The hosts of this year’s Children In Need have dressed up as their childhood heroes.

This year’s event will take place on November 13, with the likes of Nick Grimshaw, Fearne Cotton and more taking part to launch the fundraising.

Posing for publicity shots, Grimshaw dressed up as Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, while former Radio 1 presenter Cotton opted to be Blondie singer Debbie Harry.


Grimshaw called Gallagher’s music “the soundtrack to my childhood” and Cotton described Harry as a “complete superstar” who is still “setting trends”.

Also taking part in the campaign, Sophie Ellis-Bextor dressed up as Mary Poppins, Sir Terry Wogan as American cowboy Gene Autry, Dermot O’Leary as Sir Ernest Shackleton, Rochelle Humes as Wonder Woman and Tess Daly as Sandy from Grease.


Nick Grimshaw is currently serving as a judge for the latest series of ITV’s X Factor.

“I love X Factor and have watched the series religiously since it started, so obviously I’m hugely excited to be joining the show,” Grimshaw said upon the announcement.

“Music is my job and my passion and I’m really looking forward to seeing what talent we can find and nurture this year. I can’t wait for Judges’ Houses in Oldham!”

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