Chris Evans raises 3.6m for Children In Need

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 November 2012
Chris Evans

Chris Evans

Chris Evans has helped raise £3.6 million for 'Children In Need' thanks to auctions on his BBC Radio 2 show

Chris Evans has raised £3.6 million for 'Children In Need'.

The BBC Radio 2 host made the astonishing figure by various auctions on his show - including the opportunity to be sung to by 'X Factor' judge Gary Barlow - and he admits he is shocked at the amount.

He said: "I can't believe it. It's incredible."

A total of 25 couples paid £619,000 for the opportunity for Gary to sing to them, while £1.1 million was raised by auctioning a luxury trip to the Monaco Grand Prix.

Other prizes auctioned included a golf trip with Chris himself and a trip in a supercar.

'Children In Need' takes place tonight, and features performances from Girls Aloud - whose new single 'Something New' is the charities official song this year - and boy band One Direction.

It will be presented for the 32nd year by Terry Wogan, and he admits he is unlikely to give up fronting it any time soon.

He said: "I am like Brucie on 'Strictly' in that they will have probably have to shoot me if they want to get me off the show."

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