Good Luck Phillip!

The countdown to Text Santa 24 has well and truly begun! As Phillip gears up for one of the biggest broadcasting challenges of his career, we've got some messages of support for him from a few celebrity well wishers...

The marvellous Lorraine Kelly has sent us some words of encouragement for Phillip, especially since he'll be joining her on the sofa during the last leg of his 24 hour TV marathon on Tuesday morning!

Mel B set to star in Corrie

We can now reveal that X-Factor judge and former Spice Girl Mel B will be taking on the cobbles in a very special Coronation Street sketch for this years Text Santa appeal.

Although it won't be the star's first trip to Weatherfield (Mel appeared as a checkout girl in the soap pre-Spice Girls), she will be taking on a role that'll be totally different from what we're used to!

Last year saw fellow X-Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini hit the Rovers in search of a new bestie for a Christmas party, also in aid of Text Santa.

Catch Mel B and the rest of the cast of Corrie during this year's appeal on 19 December.

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Mr Selfridge comes to Downton

Mr Sefridge star Jeremy Piven will make a guest appearance in Downton Abbey for Text Santa. The sketch has been specially written for Text Santa and also features George Clooney alongside members of the regular cast. Watch this space for more details about the three-hour charity spectacular on Friday 19 December.

Get your tickets for Text Santa

Apply for Text Santa tickets at the Applause Store

You are invited to be part of the live studio audience for this year’s Text Santa, the Christmas charity spectacular for ITV with Ant & Dec, Phillip Schofield, Christine Bleakley, Paddy McGuinness and Alesha Dixon.

Packed full of non-stop fun and entertainment with some of ITV’s biggest stars and shows taking part, this is a night you don't want to miss.

Go to Applause Store to apply.
minimum age limit 16 +

Text Santa Interactive Terms & Conditions

Text Santa is ITV’s annual Christmas charity campaign.

This year’s appeal will be launched on 1 December with a 24 hour live broadcast presented by Phillip Schofield across ITV. The main Text Santa show will be broadcast Friday 19 December on ITV.

Throughout November and December we’ll be asking you to send us your photos and video, either by email to or by using social media.

The images or video content you send us might be used on our social media channels, website or perhaps even on TV.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram and we'll keep you updated on how to get involved.

By responding to any invitation by us on social media or on TV to participate in this promotion, you'll be agreeing to our General Programme Interactivity Terms, a copy of which you can find here.

Any content that you submit or post in response to our promotional activity, or post using any specific hashtags, may be treated by us as a "Submission" under those General Programme Interactivity Terms.