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'Rough sleepers' bed down in Exchange Square

Centrepoint hope to raise £750,000 to help the homeless through Christmas Credit: ITN/ Martin Stew

City workers join celebrities including DJ Sara Cox and singer Rebecca Ferguson to bed down for the night in Exchange Square near Liverpool Street tonight.

Hundreds are expected in Exchange Square tonight Credit: ITN/Martin Stew

The temporary rough sleepers will be treated to live music, ice skating performances and a bedtime story read to from Christopher Biggins.

These 'rough sleepers' will get a bedtime story from Christopher Biggins Credit: ITN/Martin Stew

Event aims to raise £750,000

The campaign is designed to raise money to help support homeless young people. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Hundreds of people across London are expected to swap their beds for a sleeping bag tonight.

Every year, Centrepoint, which supports and campaigns for homeless young people aged 16-25 years, holds its Sleep Out event, encouraging people, businesses and celebrities, to take to the street.

It's the ninth year the charity has held the event and aims to raise £750,000 for homeless young people, to help house and support them over the Christmas period.