In an adrenaline-charged challenge, Scott Mills will become a Children in Need hero as he pushes his greatest fears to the limit while a Star Wars inspired sketch will also appear.
On BBC Children in Need Appeal night, viewers will watch as Scott aims to complete a 400ft abseil down the iconic Blackpool Tower. Earlier this week Sir Terry Wogan called Scott Mills on his BBC Radio 1 show to challenge him to take on the daring feat in a bid to inspire fundraisers around the country.
Sir Terry Wogan said to Scott, “Your mission, should you to choose to accept it, is to abseil down the Blackpool Tower, all 400 feet of it. I am going to send The Royal Marines to assist you in your daring deed. Doing this for BBC Children in Need will make you the bravest chap in all of the country and a real Children In Need hero!”
“I would say I’m really excited to be part of this Children in Need this year, but to be honest, I am ridiculously nervous about what I am taking on. I’ve never done anything like this in my life and am scared of heights – so it really will be a challenge. But there are thousands of children facing their own challenges every single day and BBC Children in Need makes a real difference to young lives – if facing my fear and abseiling the Blackpool Tower inspires even just one person to donate then it will be absolutely worth it….especially when I get to the ground!” – Scott Mills
In other Children in Need news the fundraiser is set to join forces with Lucasfilm and Disney for a one-off special. In an exclusive Star Wars inspired sketch to be broadcast on Appeal night, R2-D2 and C-3PO will be joined by Warwick Davis as they attempt to find a worthy winner to help trigger the first BBC Children in Need totaliser of the night.
It’s an important task and Warwick is determined not to be side-tracked by the many famous friends in his path who are vying for this coveted role. The BBC Children in Need appeal show takes place on Friday 13th November on BBC One from 7.30pm.