ITV has announced a one-off music special for this Christmas, Britain Get Singing.
Coming to ITV1 and ITVX this festive season, the 90-minute show will support ITV’s groundbreaking mental health campaign Britain Get Talking.
It will see a number of groups comprised of stars from TV’s biggest shows going head-to-head in a spectacular sing-off.
Roman Kemp will host the show while a panel made up of some of TV’s most iconic judges will offer their comments: The Voice UK’s will.i.am, Britain’s Got Talent’s Alesha Dixon and Starstruck’s Adam Lambert and Jason Manford.
The contestants include Love Island’s Tasha Ghouri, Paige Thorne, Antigoni Buxton, Danica Taylor, Andrew Le Page and Luca Bish; The Chase’s Anne Hegerty, Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis; and Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan, Brenda Edwards, Denise Welch, Judi Love, Linda Robson and Kelle Bryan.
They’ll be joined by two groups from soaps: Emmerdale’s Lisa Riley, Mark Charnock, Daisy Campbell, Jay Kontzle, Lawrence Robb, Bradley Johnson and Olivia Bromley; and Coronation Street’s Michael Le Vell, Sue Devaney, Daniel Brocklebank, Rob Mallard, Jodie Prenger, and Channique Sterling-Brown.
Alongside the performances, the special will also feature inspiring clips in which the stars discuss their own experiences of mental health.
Britain’s Get Singing will air on Christmas Eve – Saturday, 24 December – at 8:05PM on ITV1 and ITVX.
Katie Rawcliffe, ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning said: “Our viewers’ favourite famous faces are ready to pull out all the stops in a bid to impress the audience and our stellar panel of judges. Britain Get Singing is sure to add some much-needed Christmas magic to screens later this year.”
Susie Braun, ITV’s Director of Social Purpose added: “Since it launched in 2019, Britain Get Talking has seen over a hundred of the nation’s best-loved celebrities encouraging the nation to connect with each other. Britain Get Singing will see even more join that number as part of this Christmas treat with an important message: we can all nurture our mental wellbeing by getting together.”
Richard Cowles, Managing Director of producers Lifted Entertainment commented: “Britain Get Singing will bring together the stars from your favourite TV shows to battle it out with some spectacular vocal performances in front of an audience and a panel of superstar judges. We’re pleased to be working with Britain Get Talking to bring this warm, humour-packed talent show to ITV’s Christmas schedule.”