Children in Need University Challenge winners revealed - BBC or ITV?

Media platforms BBC and ITV went head-to-head in a Children in Need special of University Challenge. So who won? We can reveal all!

On Thursday November 12th, it wasn’t universities answering a series of questions on the panel show, but a line-up of celebrities, instead.

In a bid to raise money for Children in Need, we saw one of the broadcasting services score the highest points, making them the winner.

So who actually won? Was it BBC or ITV? We have the lowdown!

Children In Need 2020 – TX: 13/11/2020 – Episode: n/a (No. n/a) – Picture Shows: L-R Team ITV. Iain Stirling, Charlene White, Fay Ripley, Joel Dommett – (C) BBC – Photographer: James Stack

Who took part in the University Challenge?

A total of 8 celebrities battled it out in the University Challenge for Children in Need 2020, with 4 on each team.

The celebrities who got involved on team ITV were:

  • Comedian and presenter Joel Dommett
  • Comedian and Love Island narrator Iain Stirling
  • Journalist Charlene White
  • Actress Fay Ripley

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On the BBC team involved the following celebrities:

  • Comedian Dane Baptiste
  • Presenter Anita Rani
  • Actor Steve Pemberton
  • Comedian Dara Ó Briain

BBC vs ITV on the University Challenge

The teams battled it out for the win, however it looked like the BBC were pretty on the ball the entire time.

They weren’t going to let ITV take them on that easily!

It wasn’t just questions alone that were posed to both teams. In one challenge, they were shown a picture and asked to guess which 2 celebrities had been made into one face.

Team ITV came through with their quizzing talents, but so did the BBC!

Some viewers thought the questions on the charity special version were easier than the usual University Challenge.

Who won the Children in Need challenge?

  • BBC

The broadcasting service were told they were “on form” during the competition, and scored 110 points overall, compared to ITV’s 45 points.

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