ITV's Text Santa appeal raised its highest ever total as viewers dug deep to donate more than £5.5 million.
The star-studded show saw Hollywood superstar George Clooney appear in a special version of Downton Abbey, former Spice Girl Mel B join the cast of Coronation Street and members of McBusted eat turkey testicles and fish eyes in a "bushtucker trial".
This year's appeal was raising cash for Teenage Cancer Trust, Guide Dogs, WellChild, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Alzheimer's Society and children's hospice support charity Together for Short Lives.
In four years of fundraising, Text Santa has now raised over £20.5 million.
George Clooney appeared in a special Downton Abbey as a host of stars came together to raise money for the ITV charity campaign Text Santa.Read the full story ›
The Hollywood actor struck a post with the cast of the ITV show for a Text Santa charity special, which will air from 8pm tonight.Read the full story ›
Phillip Schofield can finally get some sleep after making TV history presenting for a whole 24 hours for ITV's Text Santa campaign.Read the full story ›
A sneak preview of Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney's special guest appearance in Downton Abbey for ITV's Text Santa appeal has been released.
The short clip has been released as a teaser as part of ITV's annual Text Santa charity event, which this year also features Philip Schofield broadcasting live on the channel for 24 hours.
Clooney's full sketch on the show for Text Santa will be aired on December 19.
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Text Santa, ITV's charity Christmas appeal, has raised £4.2 million for good causes after stars took over the channel in a live show.Read the full story ›
Coronation Street stars have performed their own rendition of The Pogues' Christmas classic for ITV's Text Santa fundraiser, which has so far raised almost £4.2 million for six charities.
The man behind the song, Shane MacGowan, even makes an appearance:
ITV thanks millionsof viewers who watched last night’s three-hour Text Santa live show andtook proceeds for this year's fundraiser to £4.2m.
A big thank you to everyone who took part and donated in this year's Text Santa.
Their money will make a big difference to this year's nominated charities.
ITV's annual charity Text Santa has raised £4,187,686 in an evening of fundraising for Age UK, Barnardo's, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices.