Jess Glynne sings Children in Need single

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jess Glynne’s latest track Take Me Home has been announced as the official single for this year’s BBC Children In Need.

The 26-year-old Londoner has so far clocked up five number one singles, including Rather Be with Clean Bandit and Not Letting Go with Tinie Tempah.

The song goes on sale today and will help raise money for the Children In Need charity.

Talking about the new song, Glynne said, “This is a song about the need to have someone who cares when you are at your most vulnerable.

“It’s an emotional song for me and I have to admit it brings me to tears when I sing it live, likewise when I made the video. I hope it makes people realise that they should reach out to others at a time of need and I’m so excited for it to be part of BBC Children In Need. It’s such a special cause.”

Glynne, who signed a contract with music industry giants Atlantic Records in August 2013, joins a long list of famous faces who have lent their voices to Children In Need over the years.

Previous singers of the charity’s single include Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir last year, Ellie Goulding in 2013 and Girls Aloud in 2012.

Take Me Home’ is available for download now, while physical copies will be released from November 13. A minimum of 30p from each sale will go towards Children In Need.

Glynne will perform the song exclusively in the UK on the show, which will also include performances from Selena Gomez and Years & Years.

If her Children In Need single reaches the No.1 on the singles charts, she will make history as the first British solo female to have had six number one singles.

Jess Glynne is due to play at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Wednesday, 17 February. Tickets, priced £20.35, are on sale now from the venue’s box office – www.usherhall.co.uk