The BBC’s live call show is one of the biggest fundraising nights of the year featuring the biggest names in TV including Ade Adepitan MBE, Mel Giedroyc, Chris Ramsey and Alex Scott MBE as presenters.
Comedian Jason Manford joined the presentation for the first time on Friday night’s call-in show.
This year’s Spotacular campaign has raised funds to help tackle the effects of the cost of living crisis on children and young people.
Jason Manford ‘reveals’ why Pudsey has a patch
The charity telethon promised a guaranteed night of laughs and stunning performances from dance group Diversity and Lewis Capaldi.
Chris Ramsey, Alex Scott MBE and Ade Adepitan MBE hosted the first part of the evening before handing over to Mel Giedroyc and Jason Manford.
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Pudsey is the appeal’s iconic mascot and has been the face of the charity since 1985, making the beloved bear 37 years old.
He is instantly recognizable by his bright yellow color, friendly face, and a spotted bandana over his eye.
The beloved bear was created by a BBC graphic designer called Joanna Lane, who worked in the design department.
We’ve never had a straight answer as to why Pudsey wears a bandana and there’s a lot of speculation as to why he has one – until now.
Jason Manford has jokingly explained why Pudsey wears a bandana as he insists to compatriot Mel Giedroyc that he is ready to present “the national institution”.
Manford hilariously cleared up the mystery, explaining that the spotted fabric conceals a dart injury the mascot suffered while playing with the comedian’s father.
However, the most likely answer is that the patch makes him related to the children he helps and makes him feel like he himself is in need.
. Jason Manford reveal why Pudsey BBC Children patch