ITV has announced what viewers can expect to watch over the festive season and it is looking like an amazing lineup. Here’s what you can expect on ITV this Christmas.
The Savoy at Christmas, Monday 12th December, 9pm
Christmas at the Savoy begins in mid-November when staff work through the night to transform the hotel into a festive wonderland. For 6 intense weeks, the Savoy team prepares for the most lucrative time of the year. After 2020’s Christmas festivities were cancelled, this is now the most vital yuletide in the hotel’s history.
Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow Christmas Special, Saturday 17th December, 7pm
Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow returns with a Celebrity Christmas special of Child’s Play – the guessing game for grown-ups.
Judi Love, Joe Swash, David James and Samia Longchambon must get on the same wavelength as the Child’s Play children if they want to win big money for their chosen charity. Festive family fun.
The Jonathan Ross Christmas Show, Saturday 17th December, 10.05pm
This week on a festive edition of The Jonathan Ross Show, Jonathan is joined by one of the UK’s most successful comedians Michael McIntyre, Oscar-nominated star of Good Will Hunting and Will and Grace Minnie Driver, Michelin-starred chef and star of Gordon, Gino and Fred, Gordon Ramsay, and rapper turned two-time BAFTA winning TV presenter Big Zuu. Plus, current Queen front man and Grammy nominated singer Adam Lambert will be performing in the studio.
Britain Get Singing
Britain Get Singing, the one-off Christmas extravaganza, created and produced by Lifted Entertainment, airs this festive season on ITV and ITVX. Hosted by Roman Kemp, this unmissable TV event will see five groups madeup of stars from TV’s biggest shows – Love Island, The Chase, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Loose Women – each take to the stage in a bid to deliver a show-stopping performance.
Putting their vocal prowess to the test, each group will perform before the studio audience and the Super Panel made up of some of TV’s most iconic judges – The Voice UK’s will.i.am, Britain’s Got Talent’s Alesha Dixon and Starstruck’s Adam Lambert and Jason Manford. But at the end of the show, the power lies with the studio audience as they will ultimately decide which group deserves the top spot. Who has hit the high notes, and who has fallen flat?
Ant & Dec’s Christmas Limitless Win
The ground-breaking format, created by Hello Dolly and co-developed by Hello Dolly and Mitre Studios, is once again giving contestants the chance to play for the world’s first unlimited jackpot. The unique never-ending money ladder – which has had a makeover and is now bigger than ever – sees contestants take on a series of questions where every answer is a number. From ‘How many segments are in a chocolate orange?’ and ‘How long is a man’s size 10 foot in centimetres?’ to ‘How many fingers and thumbs can be seen on The Mona Lisa?’ hosts Ant and Dec guide contestants as they attempt to climb the Limitless ladder. Correct answers will bank them cash. But if they go over, even by one, they’ll crash out and leave with nothing.
In For A Penny Christmas Special
Stephen Mulhern is back with a festive special of the popular on the street game show In For A Penny, sprinkling lots of surprises on the unsuspecting Great British Public who will be challenged to take part in a series of hilariously silly games….All with a Christmas twist. This time it was the residents of Peterborough who were the target of Stephen’s Christmas mayhem. Viewers will see games including Christmas Who Who, where they have to guess which famous face is hiding behind the Santa costume. In Naughty or Nice our contestants will be faced with a host of Christmas presents with a difference, some will be filled with gravy whilst others will be filled with confetti. Find the confetti and they win a cash prize.
A special edition of the popular games show Catchphrase will air over the festive period. Host Stephen Mulhern will be asking three well known celebrities to say what they see as they attempt to guess some popular sayings and phrases to win money for their chosen charities.
Christmas Comedy Club with Lost Voice Guy
This Christmas Eve join Lee Ridley for a second rib tickling Christmas Comedy Club with Lost Voice Guy as he plays host to some very funny special guests. Following the festive success of last year’s Lost Voice Guy’s Christmas Comedy Club, Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) returns to ITV this Christmas Eve with a sleigh filled to the brim with some of the UK’s best loved comedy stars. This special festive show, packed with sack-loads of seasonal cheer (and possibly a mince pie or two), will be hosted by Lee in his own inimitable style in front of a live audience. He will be joined by some of the nation’s favourite comedians for a yuletide comedy extravaganza that promises to be the best start to Christmas anyone could possibly wish for. Lee’s guests on the night include ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, comedians Josie Long and Dara O’Briain and freestyle rapper and comedian Abandoman.
Doc Martin Christmas Special
Christmas is coming to Portwenn as Martin Clunes returns to play the nation’s favourite grumpy medic in a one off special of ITV’s hugely successful drama Doc Martin. Following the ratings success of the final, tenth series in the Autumn, Martin Clunes, reprises the role of Dr Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, for one last time in this Christmas treat.
Royal Carols: Together at Christmas
The Princess of Wales will return to Westminster Abbey to host a special Christmas carol service to recognise the selfless efforts of individuals, families and communities across the UK, and highlight the remarkable impact that coming together to support others can have for us all. Spearheaded by The Princess, and supported by The Royal Foundation, the carol service will celebrate and showcase the joy that human connection can bring: forging friendships and strengthening communities, creating legacies of humility and kindness, whilst also providing relief and comfort in times of difficulty or loss. The service will combine both traditional and modern elements, reaching people of all faiths and none.
Attended by Members of the Royal Family, this year’s service will also pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the values she demonstrated throughout her life, including empathy, compassion and support for others. These principles are shared and personified by the inspirational guests who have been invited to the Abbey from across the UK in recognition of their tireless efforts to help and care for
those around them. The carol service will see Westminster Abbey filled with festive decorations, providing a beautiful Christmas backdrop from which the world-renowned Abbey Choir will perform some of the nation’s most beloved carols, alongside a number of captivating musical performances and poignant readings delivered by a range of special guests.
Inside M&S at Christmas
Nobody does Christmas Food like Marks & Spencer. For 137 years, it’s been at the heart of British Christmas across the whole country, delighting customers with delicious, great value festive favourites and heart-warming adverts. Now, for the first time ever, M&S has granted full access to ITV to go behind the scenes with colleagues and suppliers at every level, from the farm to the factory and the shop floor as the all-important and crucial Christmas countdown begins. We’ll meet game changing product developers, passionate store colleagues, key suppliers and of course some happy customers, all working together to create what M&S hopes will be its most magical Christmas yet.
At Newcastle’s Silverlink store we follow enthusiastic manager Rob, marshalling his troops to get the food and drink section ready for Christmas while in the bustling Clapham branch, deputy manager Daniel prepares the store for what he believes will be their busiest Christmas ever. We revisit both stores throughout the film to see how the colleagues are coping and which products are flying off the
The ITV lineup looks brilliant this year and we can’t wait to see the ITV Christmas day schedule!