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Radio’s 1 and 2 bring Niall Horan and Anne-Marie together for Children in Need official single

BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 are bringing together global superstars, Niall Horan and Anne-Marie, to record a Radio 2 classic – Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac – and give it a Radio 1 twist for this year’s official BBC Children in Need single.

The charity single is available for pre-order now and will be released this Friday 19 November, on the day of Children in Need. The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on Radio 2 and The Greg James Breakfast Show on Radio 1 will bring the stations together for the first broadcast of the song.

The accompanying video will be given its exclusive debut during BBC Children in Need’s 2021 Appeal Show on BBC One that evening. The special video features a number of surprise cameos from a supergroup of world-renowned artists, including Ed Sheeran on guitar, Griff on synths and Yungblud on bass.

Niall Horan says: “I have supported BBC Children in Need many times over the years, but given what we have all been through over the last year and a half, it feels more important than ever.  Togetherness sits at the heart of BBC Children in Need, and that’s what this track is all about. I hope people enjoy it, but above all, I hope it lets anyone who might be struggling right now know that we are here for them.”

Anne-Marie adds: “As we have seen over the past eighteen months, amazing things happen when we come together to help make a difference, and that’s why I am so proud to be releasing this special track with Niall. I hope everyone loves it as much as we do.”

Christine McVie, who wrote Everywhere, comments on the track, saying: “I’m thrilled with this new version of Everywhere and to be part of this year’s Children in Need campaign. I hope we can really make a difference.”

A minimum of 50p from the sale of each download in the UK will benefit BBC Children in Need.

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