Children In Need 2019: Graham Norton hilariously urges Mel Giedroyc to 'let the Great British Bake Off go!' after she uses baking puns to praise fundraisers

  • The annual telethon raised a spectacular grand total of £47, 886, 382
  • This was a decline from last year's total of £50.6 million on the night which later later rose to £58 million after further donations 

Children In Need viewers were left in stitches when Mel Giedroyc was begged to 'let the Great British Bake Off' go by co-host Graham Norton.

The presenter, 51, was praising staff and customers of Greggs for raising  £1 million for charity using a series of baking puns when Graham, 56, decided to make a quip about her former TV role. 

Mel previously hosted Bake Off with Sue Perkins for seven years before the duo quit in 2017 after the popular show moved from BBC One to Channel 4. 

Hilarious: Children In Need viewers were left in stitches when Mel Giedroyc was begged to 'let the Great British Bake Off' go by co-host Graham Norton

Hilarious: Children In Need viewers were left in stitches when Mel Giedroyc was begged to 'let the Great British Bake Off' go by co-host Graham Norton

During the annual telethon on Friday night, Mel heaped praise on the fantastic fundraising efforts by Greggs and as a comedian, she decided to do so with a series of puns.

She said: 'Guys that is a lot of dough. See what I’ve done there? Dough? Because they make bread.

 ‘I’m on a roll now, these puns aren’t half-baked. The best thing since sliced bread. 

‘You won’t get batter than these, they’re a piece of cake to do.’ 

Former role: Mel previously hosted Bake Off with Sue Perkins for seven years before the duo quit in 2017 after the popular show moved from BBC One to Channel 4

Former role: Mel previously hosted Bake Off with Sue Perkins for seven years before the duo quit in 2017 after the popular show moved from BBC One to Channel 4

Funny: The presenter, 51, was praising staff and customers of Greggs for raising £1 million for charity using a series of baking puns when Graham, 56, made a quip about her former TV role

Funny: The presenter, 51, was praising staff and customers of Greggs for raising £1 million for charity using a series of baking puns when Graham, 56, made a quip about her former TV role

As Mel continued to get carried away, Graham turned to her and urged: 'Mel, stop! Mel, you’ve got to let Bake Off go.'

Mel then mocked hysteria and wailed: 'I can't, I can't!' 

But while there were hilarious moments on the show, it wasn't without its hitches as it was hit technical difficulties in the opening 20 minutes.

So punny: During the annual telethon on Friday night, Mel heaped praise on the fantastic fundraising efforts by Greggs and as a comedian, she decided to do so with a series of puns

So punny: During the annual telethon on Friday night, Mel heaped praise on the fantastic fundraising efforts by Greggs and as a comedian, she decided to do so with a series of puns

Joke: As Mel continued to get carried away, Graham turned to her and urged: 'Mel, stop! Mel, you’ve got to let Bake Off go'

Joke: As Mel continued to get carried away, Graham turned to her and urged: 'Mel, stop! Mel, you’ve got to let Bake Off go'

A little boy was standing by to play his violin for the millions of viewers at home, asked to explain why he was taking part in the evening's events.

The youngster started to say something about his neighbour, only for his microphone to be switched off.

Interrupted by the presenter, unable to get a word in, he was told to play his violin without any context.

But the little boy had barely played a note when the screen cut off and a VT of Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain.

Give us a tune (or don't): Children In Need 2019 suffered MAJOR technical difficulties in its opening minutes as a younger violinist was cut off as he started to play live on air
Apologies: Hosts Tess Daly and Ade Adepitan blamed 'wet leaves in the WiFi' for the glitch

Give us a tune (or don't): Children In Need 2019 suffered MAJOR technical difficulties in its opening minutes as a younger violinist was cut off as he started to play live on air. Hosts Tess Daly and Ade Adepitan blamed 'wet leaves in the WiFi' for the glitch

Moments later, hosts for the evening Tess Daly and Ade Adepitan were forced to apologise for the technical gaffe, with Tess explaining that there were 'difficulties in London', while Ade joked 'there are wet leaves in the WiFi'.

Viewers took to Twitter to slam the glitches, with one posting, 'This is a bit of a mess, init?' as another penned: 'That was awful. Those poor children that have worked so hard to raise money. I hope you go back and let that child play his violin!'

The glitch occurred during a regional segment off-site, and reportedly only affected the London region with the vast majority of viewers not noticing there were issues.

However, despite the blunder, the show still managed to raise a whopping grand total of almost £48 million on the night.

This was a decline from last year's total of £50.6 million on the night which later later rose to £58 million after further donations. 

Cut off: The youngster started to say something about his neighbour, only for his microphone to be switched off. Interrupted by the presenter, unable to get a word in, he was told to play his violin without any context

Cut off: The youngster started to say something about his neighbour, only for his microphone to be switched off. Interrupted by the presenter, unable to get a word in, he was told to play his violin without any context

Children In Need 2019: Graham Norton urges Mel Giedroyc to 'let the Great British Bake Off go!'

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