Text Santa raises £4.2 million

ITV's annual text Santa charity campaign has raised £4,187,686 for Age UK, Barnardo's, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices. The annual fundraiser in the run up to Christmas concluded with a takeover of ITV.

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Coronation Street stars perform Fairytale of New York

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:

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