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Text Santa 2013

Published: Fri 08 Nov 2013

Ant & Dec, Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby and Christine Bleakley & Paddy McGuinness are today announced as the presenter line-up for Text Santa, ITV’s annual charity appeal, broadcasting on Friday 20 December.     
 
Each presenting duo hosts an all-star cast and presents their own special segments. 
 
Stars of Coronation Street will perform a special version of "Fairytale of Weatherfield" featuring Shane MacGowan of The Pogues and there’s a promise of more exclusive live performances by “very special, mystery guests”. 
 
Characters of Emmerdale will also appear in an exclusive sketch with a Text Santa twist and there’s a unique edition of Take Me Out with older people looking for their perfect partner for Christmas.
 
Plus, celebrity messages and the cast of Big Reunion perform live and exclusive their cover of Wizzard’s Classic hit: ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ all leading to a spectacular grand finale.
 
All profits from sales of the Big Reunion single go to Text Santa.
 
 
Text Santa ITV 2013
Picture available from louise.burgin@itv.com
 
Text Santa is using its head for a special day of fund raising on Friday, December 20.  "Hats on Display for ‘Hattitude Day'," is the message to anyone who joins in the fun by wearing a hat to work, college or school, and donating £1 to Text Santa. 
 
Download the full release and interviews in the press pack below.