Dan Walker: BBC host supports co-star Carol Kirkwood’s Children In Need karaoke bashNovember 15, 2019
Dan Walker, 43, showed support for his co-star, Carol Kirkwood, 57, as she joined Rylan Clark Neal to raise money for BBC’s Children In Need. The fundraiser saw the BBC Breakfast weather presenter get up on stage with the It Takes Two host and sing her heart out on the karaoke machine.
Been told we’re now just under a million pounds
Rylan Clarke Neal
The pair opted to duet to ‘You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)’ by Dead or Alive and it seemed a big hit with fans and her BBC colleagues.
Dan tweeted five star emoji’s in response to photos of Carol and Rylan belting out the 80s classic as he supported his co-star’s quest to help raise money for the charity.
And, fans couldn’t wait to share their excitement.
“Christmas No. 1,” one commented.
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A second said: “Well done this morning Carol £20 donated And Rylan of course amazing.”
“Switched the telly on this morning and there’s Carol warbling for a good cause. Spin me right round before me crispies lol,” (sic) another joked,
Someone else cheered: “Lovely to watch you singing with Rylan, @carolkirkwood. All in a very good cause, and good fun.”
Rylan’s karaoke challenge started on Wednesday morning and broadcast live on BBC Two and BBC Red button.
The 24-hour vocal marathon saw him belt out 231 songs and perform duets with more than 90 celebrity guests, such as Nicole Scherzinger, Vanessa Feltz, Steps and Rick Astley plus many more.
The mega fundraiser raised just under a whopping million pounds, and after a well-earned rest, he tweeted his thanks for everyone who donated to the record-breaking event.
“I’ve just awoken from the madness. Been told we’re now just under A MILLION POUNDS.
“I genuinely cannot thank each person that has donated enough, and thank you so much to everyone who came down to show their support and see me through. I’ll forever be grateful. #KaRYoke @BBCCiN.”
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Carol applauded her singing companion with his success calling him a “superstar” and that he did an “amazing job”.
The BBC reported Thursday morning that the fundraiser had amounted to more than £968,000 for Rylan’s non-stop singing.
The presenter made sure he downed spoonfuls of honey every hour to lubricate his vocal chords, along with the occasional Pudsey donut to keep him going through his quest to raise as much money as possible for the charity.
As he approached the end of his challenge, he told his It Takes Two co-star and BBC Radio 2 presenter, Zoe Ball that he was in a “state”.
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He said: ”It doesn’t feel real. None of it feels real.”
“It was amazing and, do you know what, I didn’t actually think about this when I signed up to do this,” he described.
The star said he was inspired to keep singing by the memories of a recent visit to a Children In Need-funded youth club, Southend Association of Voluntary Services (Turning Tides) based Essex.
“I didn’t really think that I would need that, but actually visiting the project and meeting all the kids and volunteers and speaking to them and understanding how much this money impacts their lives, when I am sort of dying at four o’clock in the morning trying to garble together a song I know what I’m doing it for now.”
Dan and fans were certainly impressed with Carol and Rylan’s singing, maybe another vocal marathon in the card for next years fundraiser!
The final grand total will be revealed during tonight’s Children In Need show, broadcast on both BBC One and Two.
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