Britain Sings Christmas - Monday 10 December

Britain Sings Christmas
Monday 10 December 2007 8:00pm – 8:30pm on ITV1.

The country has been polled to find our top ten ultimate Christmas songs and in the first of two special programmes, Kate Thornton presents the results in Britain Sings Christmas.

In aid of The Princes Trust, Britain Sings Christmas also sees these top yuletide tunes recorded into an album by our twenty-strong celebrity choir.

From traditional hymns to rock classics, all our favourites are there, and in this half hour launch show Kate will find out just why they stand the test of time.

Radio DJs Craig Doyle and Simon Bates, actors Charlie Brooks, Claire Goose and Jeremy Sheffield, TV presenters Gaby Roslin, Andrea McLean, Steve Wilson and Diarmuid Gavin, comedian Jo Brand, pop stars Kelli Young of Liberty X, Liz McClarnon of Atomic Kitten and Blue’s Antony Costa, operatic stars Sean Ruane and Ruthie Henshall plus 80s pop sensations Kim Wilde and Martin Fry, plus 2006 X-Factor runner up Ray Quinn form our celebrity choir, and are seen in their first rehearsals where they come face to face with a professional choir.

At the end of this first show, Kate will ask the public to vote for their one favourite Christmas tune.

In the second main show to broadcast just before Christmas, the celebrity choir, led by top vocal coaches David and Carrie Grant, will record the album backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

At the same time big screens in Birmingham, Newcastle, Cardiff and Belfast will show the choir perform, and the public are invited to join in and sing along, uniting the country in this seasonal celebration.

Britain Sings Christmas is a fully interactive entertainment event. As it unfolds, viewers will be able to pay to download the tracks of the celebrity choir’s performances from ITV’s brand new Click-2-Buy facility on ITV.Com. Britain Sings Christmas has its own website at www.itv.com/britainsings.

All net profits from both the download and telephone voting will go directly to The Prince’s Trust, the charity that helps change young lives across the UK.

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