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ITV to air royal Christmas carol service

ITV has announced it will air a very special Christmas Carol service at Westminster Abbey hosted by The Duchess of Cambridge.

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After snubbing the BBC, today ITV confirms it will host a Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 8th December, led by The Duchess of Cambridge and supported by The Royal Foundation.

Aiming to recognise and celebrate the incredible work of individuals and organisations across the nation who have stepped up to support their communities through the pandemic, viewers will enjoy carols performed by the world-renowned Westminster Abbey choir alongside readings and musical performances by a variety of guests, blending traditional elements with a modern and inclusive feel to encompass people of all faiths and none.

The hour-long festive special will feature carols sung by the Westminster Abbey choir alongside musical performances by Leona Lewis and Ellie Goulding. There will also be a performance of To The Day and readings delivered by speakers including The Duke Of Cambridge, British Paralympian and junior doctor Kim Daybell and Kate Garraway.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by other Members of the Royal Family, will attend the Together At Christmas community carol service at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 8th December.

The event will be broadcast as part of Royal Carols: Together At Christmas which will air on Christmas Eve on ITV at 7.30pm and will also feature additional content including an introduction from The Duchess of Cambridge, videos highlighting the efforts of inspirational organisations, and a special performance by Tom Walker of his new Christmas single For Those Who Can’t Be Here.

Spearheaded by The Duchess, the service will be a celebration of life in our communities and illustrate how acts of kindness, empathy and love can nurture and reconnect us.

When can you tune into the Christmas Carol service? ITV will air the special on Wednesday 8th of December.

Better start practising our voice to join in!