ITV have revealed their bumper Christmas line-up ahead of the festive season.
The broadcaster has released information about whats in store in the lead up to Christmas, as well as what viewers can expect on the day itself.
The Larkins, All Star Musicals and The Real Full Monty are among ITV favourites all gearing-up for festive specials in the lead up to Christmas Day – with the television premiere of the Downton Abbey film also set to take place during the Christmas period.
Perfik! ITV have revealed their bumper Christmas line-up ahead of the festive season (Bradley Walsh in The Larkins)
After being announced as part of the 2020 Christmas Day schedule, Good Morning Britain, Lorraine and This Morning will all air pre-recorded specials on the day – marking the first time they’ll ever be shown on a Saturday.
Following the morning magazine shows is Ainsley’s Christmas Good Mood Food, James Martin’s Christmas Day and Love Your Christmas with Alan Titchmarsh.
Taking viewers into the afternoon will be The Chase Celebrity Specials & The Chase Bloopers, Tipping Point Lucky Stars Christmas Special and Simply Raymond Blanc.
The Larkins will air a feature length-special where in the village all the talk is of the pantomime and an ongoing spate of burglaries – Miss Pilchester, the Normans and Johnny Delamere are amongst the victims.
A regal screening: The broadcaster has released information about whats in store in the lead up to Christmas, including the television premiere of the Downton Abbey film (2019)
Whilst PC Harness applies his limited gifts to finding the culprit, Mariette and Charley take their love to the next lev.
Pop and Ma are overjoyed to have the pair back for Christmas, but when Charley’s parents arrive to meet the Larkin clan, and the entire village is left without lighting and heating following a power cut, chaos descends on the Larkins’ farm.
Elsewhere, Ashley Banjo is back with a bang to lead a brand-new line-up of brave celebrities ready to take the strip to a whole new level on The Real Full Monty On Ice.
Bringing old school glitz and glamour to the all-new supersized strip, this is a Monty dance extravaganza.
In front of a guaranteed to be screaming audience, there will be a completely new twist for the 10 nervous celebrities baring all, determined to remind viewers that getting private areas checked can save their lives.
Special episode: The Larkins will air a feature length-special where in the village all the talk is of the pantomime and an ongoing spate of burglaries – Miss Pilchester, the Normans and Johnny Delamere are amongst the victims
With star singers, stunning guest performances and sensational solos, expect the unexpected.
With new dance mentors joining Ashley’s team to ensure every move is en pointe, this is strictly the most ambitious Full Monty yet.
Bradley and Barney Walsh will be up to snow good as they take their famous RV across the sea to the magical island of Iceland, for a special bumper Christmas episode of the beloved father and son travel show.
The Walsh boys will test themselves to frosty new limits in the country of volcanoes, glaciers and breath-taking landscapes, finding Christmas joy and terrifying challenges in equal measure.
Barney says: ‘Our family loves Christmas, so, as a special present to dad this year, I’m giving him some challenges on a festive trip to Iceland.
If he’s not keen on those he’s always got the RV. He loves driving that thing. It’s going to be great fun.’
Bradley says: ‘Barney knows I hate the cold but I love Christmas, so I had to say yes to a festive road trip around Iceland. I just hope I can find somewhere to roast my chestnuts.’ By the end of all their festive frolics, will they discover the most valuable Christmas experience is spending time with the people we love, or will they be left bickering about their frostbite?’
You can leave your hat on! Elsewhere, Ashley Banjo is back with a bang to lead a brand-new line-up of brave celebrities ready to take the strip to a whole new level on The Real Full Monty On Ice (pictured 2017)
All Star Musicals is back with two show-stopping, special episodes, starting this winter on ITV and ITV Hub.
Six celebrities per episode will take centre stage as they embark on the ultimate musical theatre masterclass, each hoping to steal the show with their spectacular performance and be voted All Star Musicals Champion.
The first installment, All Star Musicals at Christmas, will see presenter Fern Britton, actor Ben Miller, former-MP and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, presenter Anita Rani, actress Catherine Tyldesley, and sports presenter Radzi Chinyanganya take centre-stage for a night of festive entertainment.
The second line-up of celebrities taking to the stage for All Star Musicals in 2022 is due to be confirmed soon.
Meanwhile, the Jonathan Ross Show is ready to pack a festive punch on ITV as hot on the heels of series 18, comes a one-off Christmas special.
Jonathan will be joined by an array of big-name guests as they look forward to this year’s festivities, give us the inside track on their latest projects and, of course, join in some hilarious holiday-inspired games.
Filled with laughter, banter and all round good cheer, The Jonathan Ross Show Christmas Special is the perfect way to get viewers into the festive spirit.
All of the guests will be confirmed nearer the time as will this year’s musical act.
Chat king! Meanwhile, the Jonathan Ross Show is ready to pack a festive punch on ITV as hot on the heels of series 18, comes a one-off Christmas special
And Animal lover extraordinaire Paul O’Grady is back for more festive fun at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, ready to celebrate the season of goodwill by falling in love with a new group of adorable stray and abandoned pooches.
Paul is determined pills to help you last longer bring some Christmas spirit to Battersea by helping more dogs find a new forever home.
He meets a Patterdale puppy called Pudding who undergoes a life changing operation, and a Cockapoo called Boo who has zero table manners due to his over excitement and enthusiasm.
The Voice Kids to return to ITV this Christmas with brand-new coach Melanie C.
Spice Girl Melanie C joins Danny Jones, will.i.am and reigning champion Pixie Lott in the search for the next generation of singing talent, while Emma Willis is back to host the series.
Airing during the festive period, this year’s series of The Voice Kids is a Christmas television event not to be missed.
An array of singers, aged seven to 14, will take to the stage in a bid to impress the star coaching panel and get those big red chairs turning.
Singing sensations: All Star Musicals at Christmas, will see presenter Fern Britton, actor Ben Miller, former-MP and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, presenter Anita Rani, actress Catherine Tyldesley (pictured) and sports presenter Radzi Chinyanganya take centre-stage for a night of festive entertainment
Presenter and one of the UK’s best loved comics, Alan Carr is to host The Royal Variety Performance from the magnificent Royal Albert Hall in London, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this very year.