Pudsey Bear is in Bristol today
Children In Need's legendary bear Pudsey will be in Bristol today (November 17) - where he will be meeting members of the public. The big yellow bear, who is instantly recognisable due to his eye patch, will be joining radio presenter James Hanson as he completes a Children In Need challenge.
The task will see the BBC Radio Bristol host walk loops of Galleries Shopping Centre for 24-hours all in a bid to raise vital funds for the charity. Speaking to the BBC, the radio presenter said: "I'm going to be walking loops of the Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol on the ground floor for 24-hours. Beginning at 3pm this Thursday (November 17) until 3pm on Friday.
"I'll be joined by BBC Radio Bristol presenters for bits of the walk along the way but I'm going to try and walk the full 24-hours which means I'm going to have to make sure I stay physically up to speed, it means I'm going to have to make sure I don't get to bored and of course I've got to stay motivated as well, so it's a big challenge."
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BBC Bristol has confirmed that members of the public can also meet Pudsey Bear as James completes his challenge. In a statement on Instagram, a BBC Bristol spokesperson wrote: "Pudsey will be joining [James Hanson Radio] during the '24 Hour Walk and Talkathon' for [BBCCIN].
"James will be attempting to walk around the Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol for 24 hours from 3pm today (Thurs 17 Nov) - and you can meet Pudsey... Thursday, November 17 3-6pm or Friday, November 18, 9am-3pm."
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