Mel Giedroyc reveals Children In Need incident before airing

Mel Giedroyc spoke about an unfortunate incident before she went live to introduce Children In Need 2022.

The 54-year-old presenter said Eurovision runner-up partner Sam Ryder gave her pliers to cut her braces after they fell, minutes before she had to go on stage.

BBC’s Children In Need announced a total of more than £35 million following its annual fundraiser on Friday.


Sam Ryder at BBC Children In Need at BBC Studios in Salford (Danny Lawson/PA)

On Scott Mills’ BBC Radio 2 show on Monday, Giedroyc said: “We’re on the air in about 15 minutes, and I had braces not too long ago and I now have a metal chain in my upper jaw and jawline. below. teeth to hold the entire shebang in place.

“Now, 15 minutes before we go on air, the metal splint comes off, Scott, so it pops off at the end and there’s a bit of a dangle down and I think ‘Oh my god, that’s the glue coming off. or something. “

The former Great British Bake Off presenter said she then “ran down” the lobby at MediaCityUK, Salford, asking for a pull because the metal “hanged from the center point to my mouth” and she was unable to speak.

She said: “Who will appear in the hallway, other than the majestic, godlike image of Sam Ryder, our Eurovision hero.

“His hair, freshly washed and blow-dried, falls in curls around his shoulders like a golden Olympic god. And he said, ‘Oh, hi, hi, yes, my partner is a jewelry maker, she might have some pliers.’”

Giedroyc said she “can’t remember” but Ryder’s partner or her makeup artist took the “brace off” and “cut it off”.

The comedian, who is also an actress, added: “And then there’s literal comedy – wearing heels, thanking everyone and then running off like Dick Emery down the hallway in these ridiculous high heels.

“I have to go to the dentist tomorrow and he’ll see what (they) did.”

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Giedroyc and first-time presenter Jason Manford revealed that £35,273,167 was pledged when the BBC’s appeal program, which is in its 42nd year, came to an end.

Ade Adepitan, Chris Ramsey and Alex Scott also helped host the show with appearances from famous faces including Ryder, Joe Wicks, Lorraine Kelly and Romesh Ranganathan.

Last year it was announced that the scheme had raised more than £39m when it closed.

Scott Mills has also raised more than £1 million for Children In Need by completing the 24-hour treadmill challenge last week. Mel Giedroyc reveals Children In Need incident before airing

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