ITV1 is to present the results of a poll to find the nation’s top ten ultimate Christmas songs in Britain Sings Christmas next month.
Presented by Kate Thornton and in aid of The Princes Trust Britain Sings Christmas will see these top yuletide tunes recorded into an album by a 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.
ITV1, Monday 10 December 2007 8:00pm