Joy as DIY SOS revamp of resort building raises £347,500 for Children In Need

Gracey, 10 and Tyanna Cartwright, 11, who stole the hearts of millions of viewers
Gracey, 10 and Tyanna Cartwright, 11, who stole the hearts of millions of viewers
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The DIY SOS renovation of Beaverbrooks House - the new home for Blackpool Carers Centre - helped raise £347,486 for charity, it has been revealed.

The emotional revamp of the historic resort building saw Children In Need viewers pick up their phones and donate the vast sum, which has been described by DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles as 'spectacular'.

After being told the figure by Blackpool Carers Centre press officer and former Gazette journalist Jacqui Morley yesterday, Nick tweeted: "That's spectacular on top of the facility being there for young Carers - over a third of million £'s - Wow!"

Read more about the DIY SOS revamp here.

The Children In Need live Appeal Show, which aired last night, raised a record total of nearly £47 million in a night of tributes to the late Sir Terry Wogan, who died from cancer earlier this year.

The veteran broadcaster hosted the annual BBC event for 35 years until 2015 when poor health forced him to pull out, and presenter Presenter Rochelle Humes said Sir Terry would have been 'proud' of the 'absolutely incredible' amount raised on the first appeal night since his death.

Presenters Tess Daly and Greg James kicked off the show with a promise to 'give everything' as a tribute to Sir Terry's years of service.

Graham Norton and Ade Adepitan later took over hosting duties and showed a montage of Sir Terry's best Children In Need moments, including clips of him performing with Madonna and showing some moves on the Strictly Come Dancing dance floor.

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne joined forces with The Great British Bake Off's stars Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, who poked fun at the show's move from the BBC to Channel 4.

The night also included a Strictly Team GB special and the cast of EastEnders uniting for a toe-tapping performance of classic movies from the 1980s.

Danny Dyer, who plays Mick Carter on the BBC soap, played Tom Cruise in Top Gun on a motorbike, cruising through the streets of London.

Bonnie Langford traded her role of Carmel Kazemi to take on classic big-screen dance hit Fame.

There was also a glimpse of the Doctor Who Christmas special, with a clip starring Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas.

Craig David performed the official Children In Need charity single All We Needed, and there were also performances from Take That, Ellie Goulding and Olly Murs.

Ricky Gervais sang in-character as his Life On The Road and The Office alter-ego, David Brent.

Simon Antrobus, Children in Need's chief executive, said: "Everyone should feel really proud. The remarkable generosity shown, and the amazing total raised, will go on to help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people all across the UK."