Guest Ho-Ho-Who? Primetime Sat 15th Dec - Fri 21st Dec

This Friday night sees the return of the 'Text Santa' campaign to ITV1. Hosted by Ant & Dec, Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby and Paddy McGuinness & Christine Bleakley featuring specials from 'Coronation Street' 'Loose Women' 'Family Fortunes' and more including a duet between Dawn French and Gary Barlow. The charity event has even managed to sandwich in a new episode of 'Celebrity Juice' at 11.15pm. The show will air in 3 parts. A preview will air between 6.55pm and 7.00pm. The main show airs between 8.00pm and 11.00pm, then after the news and Celebrity Juice, a highlighs package airs between 12.00am and 1.15am all on ITV1.


A Question of Sport (BBC1, Sat, 5.45pm-6.30pm)

Sports Personality of the Year Special

Joe Calzaghe, Steve Redgrave, Mary Peters


Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, Sat, 6.30pm-8.15pm, Sun 6.50pm-7.30pm)

Sunday Night Results Show:

Katherine Jenkins



Take Me Out (ITV1, Sat, 7.40pm-9.15pm)

Festive Celebrity Special

Keith Lemon

Matt Johnson

Joe Swash

Jools Holland: My Life (BBC2, Sat, 10.00pm-11.00pm)

Bob Geldof, Tom Jones, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Paul Weller, Vic Reeves


Sports Personality of the Year 2012 (BBC1, Sun, 7.30pm-10.05pm)

Sue Barker, Gary Linekar & Clare Balding crown the winner between the 12 shortlisted;

Andy Murray, Ben Ainslie, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, David Weir, Ellie Simmonds, Jessica Ennis, Katherine Grainger, Mo Farah, Nicola Adams, Rory McIlroy, Sarah Storey

Celebrity Come Dine With Me (Channel 4, Sun, 8.00pm-9.00pm)

Maizie Williams

Jona Lewie

VV Brown

Toby Anstis

River Cottage (Channel 4, Sun, 9.00pm-10.00pm)

Three Go Mad at Christmas Special

Kathy Burke, Stephen Mangan, Mark Heap

Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (BBC2, Mon-Thur, 6.30pm-7.00pm, Fri, 6.30pm-7.30pm)

Monday - TBA

Tuesday - Karen Hardy

Wednesday - Ian Waite

Thursday - TBA

     Friday - TBA

Christmas University Challenge (BBC2, Mon-Fri, 7.30pm-8.00pm)

Monday - Alistair McGowan, Jay Rayner

Tuesday - Phil Gibbs, Tanni Grey-Thompson

Wednesday - Kate Mosse, Loyd Grossman

Thursday - Bill Turnbull, Laurence McGinty

     Friday - Brian Moore, Diane Abbott

Show Me Your Wardrobe (Sky Living, Mon, 8.00pm-8.30pm, 8.30pm-9.00pm)

Double bill of Christmas Specials


Whitney Port

Alexandra Burke

Paloma Faith

     Harry Judd


     Jaime Winstone

     Ana Matronic

Olympics 2012: 50 Greatest Moments (BBC3, Mon, 8.30pm-10.30pm)

Gabby Logan and Louis Smith present the countdown with input from;

Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis, Andy Murray, Mo Farah, Gary Linekar, Jimmy Carr, Reggie Yates, Tom Daley, Cherry Healey, Mel C


Stephen Fry: Gadget Man (Channel 4, Mon, 8.30pm-9.00pm)

Amy Childs

Kelly Holmes



Don't Sit In the Front Row (Sky Atlantic, Mon, 9.00pm-9.30pm)

Phill Jupitus, Sara Pascoe, Lloyd Langford

Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2, Mon, 10.00pm-10.30pm)

Highlights of the past series


8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4, Mon, 10.00pm-10.50pm)

Highlights of the past series


Living the Life (Sky Arts 1, Tue, 8.00pm-9.00pm)

Mary Quant with Alexandra Shulman

Parkinson: Masterclass (Sky Arts 1, Tue, 9.00pm-10.00pm)

Michael Morpurgo

Imagine (BBC1, Tue, 10.35pm-11.35pm)

Matthew Bourne

The Christmas No. 1 Story (BBC2, Wed, 9.00pm-10.00pm)

Rolf Harris, Noddy Holder, Roy Wood, Boney M, Johnny Mathis, Midge Ure, Shakin' Stevens, Cliff Richard, Jason Donovan, East 17, Alexandra Burke, Pete Waterman, Rev Richard Coles, Tony Blackburn, Edith Bowman 


Film 2012 (BBC1, Wed, 10.45pm-11.15pm)



The X Factor USA Final (ITV2, Thurs, 8.00pm-10.00pm, Fri 8.00pm-10.00pm)

Friday Night Results Show:

One Direction



Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (ITV1, Thurs, 9.00pm-10.00pm)

Christmas Special



Michael Grade's History of the Pantomime Dame (BBC4, Thurs, 9.00pm-10.00pm)

Richard Briers

Berwick Kaler


Jamie and Jimmy's Food Fight Club (Channel 4, Thurs, 9.00pm-10.00pm)

Gennaro Contaldo

Jonathan Ross

Nora Sands


Celebrity Juice (ITV2, Thurs, 10.00pm-11.00pm, ITV1, Fri, 11.15pm-12.00am)

A Celebrity Juicemas Carol - Part Two (Thursday)

Highlights of the series are interwoven with a retelling of a Christmas classic featuring Mark Wright.

Text Santa Special (Friday)

Holly's Team: Davina McCall (Guest Team Captain), Louis Smith, Aston Merrygold

     Fearne's Team: Stacey Solomon, Simon Gregson

Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (Sky Arts 2, Thurs, 10.00pm-11.00pm)

Angela Lansbury

Christine Ebersole


Text Santa 2012 (ITV1, Fri, 6.55pm-7.00pm, 8.00pm-11.00pm, 12.00am-1.15am)

Presented by Holly Willoughby & Phillip Schofield, Ant & Dec and Christine Bleakley & Paddy McGuinness, this years charity fundraiser is bigger then ever.

Guests include; Liz Dawn, StooShe (A Christmas Corrie)

Jonathan Ross, Jo Brand (Family Fortunes)

     Sherrie Hewson, Andrea McLean, Carol McGiffin, Lisa Maxwell, Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh, Tulisa Constavolos, Dermot O'Leary (Loose Women audition for The X Factor)

Rupert Penry Jones, Dawn French, Rebecca Ferguson, Helen Mirren, David Harewood, Alan Titchmarsh, the cast of 'Emmerdale' and surprise guests throughout the night!

Have I Got News For You (BBC1, Fri, 9.00pm-9.30pm)

Christmas Special

Guest Host: Daniel Radcliffe

Ian's Team: Andy Hamilton

Paul's Team: Sara Cox

Live at the Apollo (BBC1, Fri, 9.30pm-10.00pm)

Host: Omid Djalilli

Reginald D Hunter

Julian Clary


QI (BBC2, Fri, 10.00pm-10.30pm)

Christmas Special

Sarah Millican

Phill Jupitus

Danny Baker


A League of Their Own (Sky1, Fri, 10.00pm-11.00pm)

Highlights of the past series



Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Channel 4, Fri, 10.00pm-11.05pm)

Ian McKellan (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Miranda Hart (Miranda - New Series)

Gordon Ramsay (Live Christmas Cookalong)

Kylie Minogue

The Graham Norton Show (BBC1, Fri, 10.35pm-11.20pm)

Dustin Hoffman & Billy Connolly (Quartet), Jennifer Saunders (Viva Forever), Matt Smith (Doctor Who Christmas Special), Amy MacDonald




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