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To hate Children in Need?

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Runny Fri 18-Nov-16 19:12:10

I probably am because it raises money for such good causes, but I find the whole television spectical really toe curlingly awful to watch.Every year it's the same old, the BBC newsreaders doing an 'hilarious' song and dance skit, the cast of Eastenders having a sing song and an endless stream of insincere celebrities who are only taking part to make themselves look good.

I really want to like it, but just can't. On the other hand I love Comic Relief and look foreward to that. CiN just leaves me cold.

MardyBra Fri 18-Nov-16 19:13:42

You don't have to watch it. There are lots of channels.
It raises money for charity.
Worry about something important.

topcat2014 Fri 18-Nov-16 19:15:14

I won't be watching it - although I have donated. All these things leave me cold.

As I get older I get pickier than ever about tv.

eurochick Fri 18-Nov-16 19:16:23

I agree OP. I can't stand it.

Elledouble Fri 18-Nov-16 19:17:19

I wouldn't mind it so much if it wasn't all millionaires asking you to dig deep and give what you can. I also hate the auction of Things Money Can't Buy on Radio 2. Us plebs have to listen to the lovely things the ultra-rich can afford to do for a whole week and hear everyone gushing about how generous they are.

I'm all for charity, but I do think they take the piss a bit.

Chottie Fri 18-Nov-16 19:17:24

I don't like it either.

PipersPiping Fri 18-Nov-16 19:17:39

Ive donated and bought t shirts for the kids to wear to school today but i wont be watching.

iremembericod Fri 18-Nov-16 19:18:25


Back patting

insancerre Fri 18-Nov-16 19:18:37

Never watch it
It's bloody torture

destinywidow Fri 18-Nov-16 19:20:38


I really don't like it. I've donated for the kids to wear non uniform but that's where I draw the line.

I donate to charity whenever I can, I don't need to be told/forced by anyone

Hulababy Fri 18-Nov-16 19:21:03

Nobody forces anyone to watch or listen to any of it.

It's a once a year event. It raises a lot of money. I'm sure all those millionaires are also donating cash as well as time. It's very much optional - on two channels over the evening, out of hundreds available.

Turn over or do something else.

I wouldn't want it to end - it raises too much money for good courses.

I just don't listen or watch the boys I don't want to.

Hulababy Fri 18-Nov-16 19:21:15

Boys - bits!

Elledouble Fri 18-Nov-16 19:22:10

That said, I'd give my last ten pence not to have to go on a jolly with Chris Evans, but maybe I'm not their target demographic.

Runny Fri 18-Nov-16 19:22:28

Thank god I'm not alone! I was ready for a flaming for starting this thread.

BTW, I know I don't have to watch it. I don't unless the is nothing else on.

Rugbycomet Fri 18-Nov-16 19:22:43

I never watch it and feel omg whenever it's this time of year. I love children BUT was disgusted when I learnt a couple of years ago that CIN had loads of dosh in the bank!

specialsubject Fri 18-Nov-16 19:22:46

Never, and no donations either due to the waste and overhead involved.

Only bit of interest is doctor who and that will be online in a day or so without having to put up with a shriekfest.

Cary2012 Fri 18-Nov-16 19:22:47

I will avoid it as always.

Have donated though.

I hate it, but understand the need for it.

Olddear Fri 18-Nov-16 19:23:05


Isitjustmeorisiteveryoneelse Fri 18-Nov-16 19:23:27

Not sure why you think CR is different to CiN but, sincerity, if you can fake that, you've got it made.......
Thank you Groucho, George Burns, Bob Monkhouse, whoever.

Oblomov16 Fri 18-Nov-16 19:24:09

I don't really like it either. Don't watch it.

jetSTAR Fri 18-Nov-16 19:28:53

I have donated but won't be watching. I do get irritated about the Chris Evans Radio 2 car fest etc all being for the wealthy and not the general public. Why broadcast it nationwide when its not for us plebs?

PeachBellini123 Fri 18-Nov-16 19:32:14

YANBU. We had a cake sale at work which was nice. But I feel the same about wealthy people asking (generally) less wealthy people to donate

FrancisCrawford Fri 18-Nov-16 19:32:28

I avoid it.

a night of tedium.

Sparklingbrook Fri 18-Nov-16 19:32:56

Greg James is on. I am happy.

Unfortunately Tess Daly is too though.

DonaldStott Fri 18-Nov-16 19:33:23

Sickening. I have donated and the cause is brilliant. But I can't bear it when singers appear and sing their new song. A plug, on a charity show. Self serving.

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