The actor, who plays a 1920s 'magizoologist' in new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them tried to locate a missing Pudsey Bear in a sketch for the telecast, during which he reached out to the likes of Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, and Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan, who appeared in a room full of Pudsey memorabilia, for help.

This year's (16) Children in Need special was a big success, raising over $56,600 (£46,600).