Save the Children show raises £2.1m

'Born to Shine', the ITV talent show inspired by Adam & Eve's "no child born to die" advertising campaign for Save the Children, has raised more than £2.1m.

Born To Shine: host Natasha Kaplinsky (centre) and judges Denise Van Outen and Jason Gardiner
Born To Shine: host Natasha Kaplinsky (centre) and judges Denise Van Outen and Jason Gardiner

Justin Forsyth, chief executive of the global charity, said: "'Born to Shine' has been a huge success and has played a vital part in Save the Children’s ongoing campaign, 'No Child Born To Die'."

The six-week series involved children with exceptional talents attempting to teach celebrities a new skill. It culminated with comedian Jason Manford being crowned as the winner in August.

'Born To Shine' continued a campaign that Adam & Eve launched for Save the Children in January, which was the agency's first work for the charity since winning its £4m ad account in April last year.

The fundraising campaign was supported by Morrisons, Lloyds Banking Group and bus and rail operator FirstGroup.

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