Alex Scott put on a very glamorous display as she hosted Children In Need 2023 on Friday night.

The sports presenter, 39, looked as elegant as ever in a stunning black satin gown with ruched detailing and halter-neck straps.

She gave herself a few extra inches in a pair of black stilettos and accessorised her sophisticated ensemble with a glitzy jewelled choker necklace.

Alex, who recently confirmed her romance with Jess Glynne by sharing a kiss, made sure all eyes were on her as she took to the red carpet.

The former footballer then made her grand arrival on stage to host the annual fundraising event alongside a string of stars.

Stunning: Alex Scott put on a very glamorous display as she posed on the red carpet before hosting Children In Need 2023 on Friday night

Stunning: Alex Scott put on a very glamorous display as she posed on the red carpet before hosting Children In Need 2023 on Friday night

All smiles: The former footballer made her grand arrival on stage to host the annual fundraising event alongside a string of stars including Chris Ramsey

All smiles: The former footballer made her grand arrival on stage to host the annual fundraising event alongside a string of stars including Chris Ramsey

Glam: The sports presenter, 39, looked as elegant as ever in a stunning black satin gown with ruched detailing and halter-neck straps

Glam: The sports presenter, 39, looked as elegant as ever in a stunning black satin gown with ruched detailing and halter-neck straps

She fronted the live BBC show alongside the likes of Jason Manford, Chris Ramsey, Ade Adepitan, Mel Giedroyc and Lenny Rush.

Her appearance on stage came after Kate Middleton surprised viewers by opening Children In Need with an impassioned speech.

The Princess of Wales, 41, was the surprise opening act of the annual charity fundraiser in a video message.

Wearing a favourite £175 blue blouse dotted with rainbows by London brand Lisou, she told the audience: ‘Hello everyone. I’m delighted that Children in Need have invited me to open this evening’s show.’

Her appearance was timely given her landmark speech earlier this week on the importance of early childhood and the affect that experiences between the ages of birth to five can have on adult life.

‘Tonight is all about helping to support, champion and empower all children to be the very best they can be, which is crucial for their future health and happiness,’ the mother-of-three explained.

‘Our relationships, surroundings and experiences during the earliest years lay the foundations that shape the rest of our lives.

‘And yet sadly, we know that for too many people, stressful and traumatic situations in early childhood can cause harm and it can take many years to overcome.’

Hosts: She fronted the live BBC show alongside the likes of Jason Manford, Chris Ramsey, Ade Adepitan, Mel Giedroyc and Lenny Rush

Hosts: She fronted the live BBC show alongside the likes of Jason Manford, Chris Ramsey, Ade Adepitan, Mel Giedroyc and Lenny Rush

Elegant: She gave herself a few extra inches in a pair of black stilettos and accessorised her sophisticated ensemble with a glitzy jewelled choker necklace

Elegant: She gave herself a few extra inches in a pair of black stilettos and accessorised her sophisticated ensemble with a glitzy jewelled choker necklace

Glitzy: Alex made sure all eyes were on her as she took to the red carpet ahead of hosting the annual fundraising event

Glitzy: Alex made sure all eyes were on her as she took to the red carpet ahead of hosting the annual fundraising event

Fundraiser: Children In Need is expected to raise in excess of £35million this year. Alex is pictured with Children In Need's mascot Pudsey Bear

Fundraiser: Children In Need is expected to raise in excess of £35million this year. Alex is pictured with Children In Need’s mascot Pudsey Bear

Guest star: Her appearance on stage came after Kate Middleton surprised viewers by opening Children In Need with an impassioned speech

Guest star: Her appearance on stage came after Kate Middleton surprised viewers by opening Children In Need with an impassioned speech 

She concluded: ‘It is vital, therefore, that we nurture every childhood and why the sorts of projects supported by Children in Need are so important. 

‘They help the very youngest, most vulnerable members of our society feel safe, secure and loved in these important, formative years, so that they can enjoy their childhoods now, and grow to reach their potential and thrive in the world in later life.

‘I hope you enjoy this evening’s show and best of luck to all those taking part in challenges and the incredible fundraising effort.’

It was the first time that the future queen has taken part in a television fundraiser such as Children in Need, which is expected to raise in excess of £35million this year.

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