One Direction - British Boybands Raise Cash During Children In Need Telethon

Boybands including One Direction, Jls and new supergroup McBusted led the way during Britain's Children In Need telethon on Friday night (15Nov13) by helping to raise cash on live Tv.

One Direction took to the stage to perform their hit track Best Song Ever, marking the third time they have appeared on the annual fundraiser, and bandmember Harry Styles revealed how much the organisation means to them, saying, "We grew up watching it... If you grew up watching something, it's so important, so we love getting involved."

His bandmate Liam Payne added, "We've watched Children In Need since we were children and we are so proud to be a part of it. The children the charity supports are a complete inspiration."

The pop stars later filmed appeals for donations on the set of popular U.K. soap opera Eastenders, while another boyband, Jls, performed a medley of their hits on the show's set.

New supergroup MCBusted, made up of members of MCFly and Busted, also performed, along with rapper Tinie Tempah, singer James Arthur and Ellie Goulding, who belted out the official Children in Need single How Long Will I Love You.

Singers Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Cheryl Cole and actress Olivia Colman were also among the famous faces who filmed appeals featured during the show.

The telethon had raised in excess of $22.5 million (£15 million) to aid disadvantaged kids as Wenn went to press.

Officials at the Children In Need organisation also hosted a star-studded concert in London earlier in the week (beg11Nov13) to raise money for the cause. The show was masterminded by Take That star Gary Barlow and featured acts including Kings of Leon and veteran crooner Barry Manilow.


Tags: One Direction - JLS - McBusted


More One Direction

One Direction Announces New Single Entitled 'Steal My Girl'

One Direction have announced their new single, 'Steal My Girl', ahead of the release of their new album, 'Four'. The single is due to be...

One Direction Announce New Album - All You Need To Know About 'Four'

It's officially One Direction season! The UK superstars have a thing for a releasing an album every year around November, and they're keeping up the...

One Direction Confirm New Album 'FOUR', Plus New Track 'Fireproof'

One Direction have confirmed details of their new album FOUR, which will be released on November 17. Fans can pre-order the new record from today...

Miley, Metallica, 1D and Eminem Added to Guinness Book of World Records

What do Metallica, One Direction, Miley Cyrus and Eminem all have in common? Erm, not much, but they're all set to be immortalised in the...


Jamie Scott Is Opening For One Direction, But Who Is He?

Sometimes the next big thing in music comes out of nowhere, while other times it has been around a while and the success isn’t entirely...

Harry Styles Declined Movie Role - But Which One?

One Direction frontman Harry Styles turned down the offer of a role in a movie.Director Harvey Weinstein revealed that he offered the heartthrob singer a...

5 Seconds of Summer Are A Boy Band, But It's Not Because Of Their Music

Auto-tuned vocals, dashing good looks, and a bunch of outside writers and producers making the songs. Those are probably the most common qualities that you'll...

One Direction Named Britain’s Best Selling Musical Export For 2013

It looks as if One Direction are now officially Britain’s biggest pop act, after the boy band were named 2013’s best selling artist. The band’s...



One Direction Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on One Direction

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All