THREE BBC North West Tonight presenters will head through Wirral as part of a 100-mile relay to raise cash for Children In Need.

Presenters Roger Johnson, Annabel Tiffin and Dianne Oxberry will be joined by Pudsey Bear as they walk from Walney Island in Cumbra to Wirral as part of 'Plod for Pudsey'.

Twenty miles will be covered each day on a relay basis from Monday 12 to Friday, November 16 and the news team will meet local charities that have benefited from BBC Children in Need along the way.

Roger said: "BBC Children in Need is my favourite time of the year.

"So many people in the North West give generously and it’s a privilege to meet those whose lives are changed.

"Plod for Pudsey will give us chance to meet lots of fundraisers and those who’ve been helped, so I’m really looking forward to it.

"Hopefully we’ll add a few pounds to this year’s total as we walk – and lose a few, too!”

The route starts at Earnsea Point on Walney Island in Barrow-in-Furness before Annabel and Dianne lead the walk through New Brighton, Leasowe and Wallasey on the final day of the relay.

The five-day journey takes in the following places:

  • Day 1: Barrow-in-Furness, Dalton in Furness, Lindal in Furness, Swarthmoor and Ulverston (led by Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin)
  • Day 2: Bolton Le Sands, Lancaster, Heysham and Morecambe (led by Beccy Barr and Richard Askam)
  • Day 3: Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Bispham, North Blackpool and South Blackpool (led by Dianne Oxberry and Stuart Flinders)
  • Day 4: Southport, Crosby Formby, Bootle and Liverpool (led by Roger Johnson and Beccy Barr)
  • Day 5: New Brighton, Leasowe and back to Wallasey (led by Annabel Tiffin and Dianne Oxberry)