It’s impossible not to admire a telethon that managed to raise £60 million in 2016 – nearly £47m of it pledged in a single night.

This year, Mel Giedroyc joins Pudsey and the team. West End musicals will be a big feature, with leading ladies from Dreamgirls and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, as well as Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood as Annie’s Miss Hannigan.

Celebrity specials will include Strictly Blue Peter, The Weakest Link (BBC2, 10.00pm) and Graham Norton and Mel hosting Countryfile, and keep an eye out for Ore Oduba – we know he can dance, but can the presenter sing?