What's your lockdown 2:0 hobby? Are you trying your hand at baking, painting or...ballroom dancing? 

Whatever you're taking up this second lockdown, there's one thing that will put a smile on your face. 

Yes, it's that time again. Everyone's favourite bear, Pudsey, is here to brighten up your lockdown. And this year BBC Children in Need and the iconic yellow bear are gearing up to celebrate the charity’s 40th year! 🧸🎂

We're joining our friends at BBC Strictly Come Dancing and BBC Children in Need and we want you to join the party! 

This weekend, we have launched a new hashtag challenge #StrictlyCIN where the Strictly stars will show off their best moves to support BBC Children in Need’s 2020 Appeal.

Each day, a host of Strictly stars will post a new section of a dance routine on the BBC Strictly TikTok account for you to learn, recreate and reimagine at home. In fact, we are challenging you to use our Duet or Stitch features to show them what you've got side by side. 


Can you keep up with @hrvy & @jmanrara and Max & @dianne_buswell_official in the first section of our ##StrictlyCiN dance challenge? 💃🕺 ##Strictly

♬ StrictlyCiN - BBC Strictly ✨

Spin your own ballroom moves in response to our Strictly stars, and your best videos may be selected to appear live on BBC Children in Need's Appeal show on BBC One on Friday November 13th. 


Get ready for part two of ##StrictlyCiN with @claraamfo , Aljaz, Jason and Luba. We can’t wait to see your videos! Full tutorial on our Instagram.

♬ original sound - BBC Strictly ✨

TikTok are also donating to BBC Children in Need to help raise the vital funds needed to support children and young people in the UK who need it most. 

Claire Hoyle. Commercial Director, BBC Children in Need, said: "We are delighted to be working with TikTok and Strictly for a brand new challenge to get the nation dancing together. Get practising your moves for the chance to feature on Friday night's show!"

Money raised through BBC Children in Need’s 2020 Appeal will help children and young people across the UK facing disadvantage. Sadly the coronavirus pandemic has made life even harder for those who were already experiencing difficulties in their lives, but together, we can make a difference. Discover more about how we're helping our community through COVID-19

Want more Strictly content? Here's a list of some of the top Strictly stars and contestants on TikTok!

Watch professional dancer @jmanrara and her 21-year-old dance partner, celebrity YouTuber, singer and television presenter Harvey (@hrvy) prance in their pudsey ears!

Or see @dianne_buswell_official get glowed-up as none other than Marge Simpson.

And go cowboy crazy with @otimabuse with Bill Bailey! 🤠

This week join the Strictly stars in dancing the night away for BBC Children in Need. So get creative, make the moves your own, and remember: keeeeeeep dancing!

New to TikTok and keen to get on those dancing shoes? Getting involved couldn’t be easier, simply download the app for free via the Apple App Store, Google Playor Amazon.