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dragons den children in needFans of Come Dine With Me - and we know they are legion - will be thrilled to learn there's going to be a Dragon's Den special of CDWM for Children in Need.

The show, which was filmed yesterday, will air as part of the Children in Need telethon this coming Friday 19 November.

As we understand, four of the dragons are taking part, Peter Jones, Theo Paphitis, Duncan Bannatyne and Deborah Meaden. The three men will each be cooking a course for Deborah Meaden as the guest. Peter is doing the starter, Theo the main course and Duncan the dessert. According to Duncan Bannatyne, James Caan 'opted out' of the filming.

Are the dragons any good at cooking? Peter Jones admitted to practising all week for his dish while Theo Paphitis openly admits to being challenged by the idea of cooking a main course. But they might have some help as Hot Dinners knows that top chef Ashley Palmer-Watts, who's opening Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in January, took part in the show in some capacity.

'I forgot how much fun we have when the Dragons get together, very competitive,' tweeted Theo Paphitis, who was tight-lipped about the result, except to say that 'the right person won in the end.'

You can find out who impressed Deborah most with their culinary skills this Friday and donate at the Children in Need website.

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