BBC Radio 2’s Rylan Clark-Neal to sing for 24 hours

Presenter Rylan Clark-Neal will sing in a 24 hour non-stop karaoke extravaganza to raise money for BBC Children in Need 2019.

The challenge will kick off on BBC Radio 2 at the end of the Zoe Ball Breakfast show at 9am on Tuesday 12 November, with Rylan singing karaoke classics through to 9am on Wednesday 13 November.

The marathon sing-a-long will take place at the Radio 2 studios in Wogan House, London and be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, and streamed live in vision on the BBC Red Button where viewers can watch Rylan and his guests perform.

Viewers will also be able to send in messages of support for Rylan, which will scroll across the screen, along with details of how to donate via text. Audiences will be able to donate to support Rylan via text donation and through the BBC Children in Need website.

Rylan says: “My love of karaoke is absolutely no secret and so I’m incredibly excited to take to the microphone and raise as much as I possibly can for BBC Children in Need. Tune in to BBC Radio 2 or via BBC Red Button from 9.30am on the 12 November to hear me – and my special guests – serenade the Radio 2 family with as many karaoke classics as I can fit into 24 hours. And don’t forget to donate!”

Lewis Carnie, Head of Radio 2, says: “BBC Children in Need is a cause close to the heart of the generous Radio 2 listeners, so thank you to Rylan for agreeing to perform a 24 hour karaoke.”

Tommy Nagra, Director of Content, BBC Children in Need, says: “We’re hugely grateful to Rylan for taking on a challenge that will make a difference to so many disadvantaged children and young people right across the UK. It will be no easy task to stay awake for 24 hours, let alone to keep singing non-stop – but all of us at the charity will be cheering him on in this mega fundraising mission.”

Rylan’s fellow Radio 2 presenters will also be joining Rylan on his task.

Throughout the day, they’ll challenge Rylan to play The Wheel of Karaoke Fortune – a game in which Rylan, joined for each round by a special guest from the world of music and showbiz, must perform any song, decided by the wheel, live on air.

Rylan’s 24 hour karaoke is the latest addition to the challenges previously hosted by Radio 2. In March this year, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman took on the longest ever Danceathon in Red Nose Day history in aid of Comic Relief. In 2017 Sara Cox boogied for 24 hours in a 80s Danceathon and Dermot O’Leary didn’t stop shaking it off in 2015 with his 24 hours of dance.

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Similar Stories
  1. Alan says

    OMG please no don’t let him sing seriously Radio 2 your still needed get rid of him and included strictly it takes two as well

    1. Richard says

      How absolutely awful, where did this person appear from? Saw him camping it up on This Morning once and that was bad enough!
      Absolute Classic Rock or Planet Rock!

  2. Mr Boltar says

    Do they seriously believe anyone apart from his die hard fans – if he has any – will listen to this for more than 5 minutes? Seems to me Doing Something For Charity is now used as an excuse to put on any old pet project of a producer rubbish on TV and radio that would never normally make it past the initial discussion.

  3. Kathleen Meynell says

    I’m so looking forward to this. Rylan is amazing we love him in our house. Watch everything he is in he makes us smile.

    1. Lord Reith says


  4. Joe Smith says

    Maybe the plan is for the audience to pay to stop him singing?

    Thinking about it he could raise millions by promising not to ever broadcast again if sufficient money is raised.

    1. Simon Parton says

      Yes I would gladly pay for that!

  5. Beatrice says

    Well done Rylan! Good luck on you venture. It’s very brave of you.🍀🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿⭐️

  6. Jason Robert says

    Hmmm, won’t be an extensive list of songs then. Good on him for doing it for charity but still…..24 Hours? Come on R2, bring back the 24 hour music marathon on Thursday 14 November 2019 from 7pm.

  7. Chris says

    I’d be willing to send in some money for that 👍

  8. Radio Producer says

    Pah… Its becoming Radio Rylan, and Rylan TV…
    Every time you turn on… There’s the quiff and the teeth…pray God, he doesn’t invite his bloody Mother…..
    For goodness sake… Has it really deteriorated to this?

Comments are closed.