BBC viewers claim Kate Middleton Children in Need appearance was 'tone deaf'
18.11.2023 - 13:39
The BBC has been flooded with complaints over Kate Middleton's appearance on Children In Need. The fundraiser was broadcast live on TV on Friday night (Nov 17) in a bid to raise millions of pounds for children's charities.
At least £4.3m had already been raised before the show started thanks to BBC Radio 2 host Vernon Kay. The Bolton-born presenter and former model took part in a four-day 115-mile ultramarathon from Leicester to Bolton - crossing the finish line on Friday morning.
Friday night's show, which ran for three hours, saw sketches, comedy, music, and performances with a number of specials planned including a one-off Doctor Who short, MasterChef Puppet Champion and The Graham Norton Show’s Red Chair.
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The programme began with the future Queen of England, 41, who opened the televised fundraiser at 7pm with a pre-recorded video message, reports The Mirror. The mum-of-three told viewers that Children In Need is 'all about helping to support, champion and empower all children to be the very best they can be'.
Speaking in the video message, Kate began saying: "Hello everyone. I’m delighted that Children in Need have invited me to open this evening’s show. Tonight is all about helping to support, champion and empower all children to be the very best they can be, which is crucial for their future health and happiness.
"Our relationships, surroundings and experiences during the earliest years lay the foundations that shape the rest of our lives. And yet sadly, we know that for too many people,