Britain Sings Christmas - Saturday 22 December

Britain Sings Christmas
Saturday 22 December 2007 7:15pm – 8:15pm on ITV1.

In the second show of Britain Sings Christmas sees the country’s top yuletide tunes recorded onto an album in aid of The Prince’s Trust.

Our twenty celebrities are joined by five members of The Prince’s Trust and a twenty-strong professional choir. They are being led by top vocal coaches David and Carrie Grant and backed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

At the same time four big screens in Birmingham, Gateshead, Cardiff and Belfast will screen the choir performing, and the public are invited to join in and sing along, uniting the country in seasonal celebration.

The first show saw Kate Thornton presenting the results of the country’s top ten favourite Christmas songs, and the public have been voting for their ultimate Christmas tune since. From traditional hymns to rock classics, the nation’s favourites are all included.

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, 80s pop sensations Kim Wilde and Martin Fry plus 2006 X-Factor runner up Ray Quinn form the twenty-strong celebrity choir.

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. 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.

Please note: We can not disclose the names of the songs as they are announced on the first show on December 10th.

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