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Text Santa

Text Santa

Text Santa is a charity appeal show which raises awareness and raises money for the people across the UK who are most vulnerable during the festive period.

Six (Nine in 2011) different charities, each with the ability to make a real difference to people’s quality of life over the Christmas period, benefit from the money raised.

The show features various ITV personalities hosting music performances, special pre-recorded clips from ITV and BBC shows and charity appeal films hosted by celebrities.
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Next: 4x01 -- Text Santa 2014 (Dec/19/2014) [Special Airtime: 08:00 pm, 185 Min. long]

Ant and Dec, Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley, and Paddy McGuinness and Alesha Dixon present this year's show.

Prev: 3x03 -- Text Santa: One More Time (Dec/20/2013)

The festive fundraising extravaganza returns for a third year, with the evening's presenting duos - Ant and Dec, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, and Paddy McGuinness and Christine Bleakley - joined by a host of celebrities to raise money for six deserving causes. The stars of Coronation Street perform Fairytale of Weatherfield, featuring Shane MacGowan of the Pogues, and characters from Emmerdale appear in a sketch with a Text Santa twist. There's also a one-off edition of Take Me Out featuring singletons all over the age of 50, and the Big Reunion bands - Blue, Atomic Kitten, 5ive, Honeyz, B*Witched, 911 and Liberty X - perform their charity single, a cover of Wizzard's hit I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, leading to a spectacular grand finale.

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Ant McPartlinAnt McPartlin
As Himself (Presenter 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Declan DonnellyDeclan Donnelly
As Himself (Presenter 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Christine BleakleyChristine Bleakley
As Herself (Presenter 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
As Himself (Presenter 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Alesha DixonAlesha Dixon
As Herself (Presenter 2014)
Paddy McGuinnessPaddy McGuinness
As Himself (Presenter 2012, 2013, 2014)
Holly WilloughbyHolly Willoughby
As Herself (Presenter 2011, 2012, 2013)
Leigh FrancisLeigh Francis
As Keith Lemon (Presenter 2012)

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Executive Producer: Dan Baldwin, Leon Wilson
Producer: Ed Sleeman
Associate Producer: Dominic Martin, Jessie Swanson
Production Designer: Dominic Tolfts
Editor: Jon Blow
Make-up: Jill Francis, Justine Jenkins, Patricia O'Neill
Script Supervisor: Jenni Cator

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Recurring Guests

Bradley Walsh (1) (3 eps)
Fearne Cotton (3 eps)
Holly Willoughby (3 eps)
Simon Gregson as Steve McDonald (3 eps)
David Cameron (2) (3 eps)
Tulisa Contostavlos (3 eps)
Phillip Schofield (2 eps)
Jonathan Ross (2 eps)
Sheila Reid (2 eps)
Louis Walsh (2 eps)

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Warning: Text Santa guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Variety
Genre: Celebrities | Comedy | Family | Music | Soaps
Status: Returning Series
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Fridays
Premiere: December 11, 2011
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