Popstars Peter Andre, Stacey Solomon, the Sugababes and Mel C will perform at the curtain calls of a number of West End musicals next month. The appearances form part of BBC Children in Need's POP Goes the Musical 2011 which was launched in London today (31 August 2011).

The celebrities have been lined up to help raise money for BBC Children in Need appeal, which in 2010 raised over £40 million to support children in the UK facing a range of disadvantages including poverty and deprivation, young people with disabilities and children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect.

Peter Andre, who it was recently rumoured to want to appear in the show, will be 'popping up' in the new West End screen-to-stage hit musical Ghost the Musical performing "Unchained Melody" - the song from the 1990 film's iconic pottery scene. Andre will appear at the curtain call of the show's 14 September 2011 performance.

Stacey Solomon, who came to prominence competing in the sixth series of ITV's The X Factor and has since appeared on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! will be 'popping up' during the 10 September matinee performance of Wicked singing ballad "For Good".

Former Spice Girl Mel C (full name Melanie Chisholm) will 'pop up' in We Will Rock You on 13 September 2011 taking on both the show's title song and Queen anthem "We Are The Champions". No stranger to the West End stage, Chisholm took over the role of Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell's Olivier award-winning musical Blood Bothers in 2009.

Finally, London-based girl group the Sugarbabes will 'pop up' at the curtain call of Mamma Mia! on 15 September, performing Abba hit "Dancing Queen" alongside the cast at the Prince of Wales.

Tickets for all performances are on sale now with more information available through bbc.co.uk/pudsey

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Stacey Solomon Will Be 'Popping Up' in Wicked. Photo credit: MMP/BBC Children in Need


Peter Andre Will Be 'Popping Up' in Ghost the Musical. Photo credit: MMP/BBC Children in Need


The Sugarbabes Will Be 'Popping Up' in Mamma Mia!. Photo credit: MMP/BBC Children in Need