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A Night For The Emergency Services

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 20 Dec 2017
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  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 51 2017 : Sat 16 Dec - Fri 22 Dec
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A Night For The Emergency Services
A Night For The Emergency Services is a celebration of the heroes behind the uniforms to show appreciation and thanks for the incredible work they do.
Presented by Ashley Banjo and Diversity, the show features talented members of the emergency services displaying their amazing skills in front of an audience made up solely of emergency service staff.
Following a year beset with national tragedy, the appreciation for the emergency services has never been higher. Introducing the show, host Ashley Banjo says: “Tonight is all about the brilliantly dedicated emergency services. It’s a chance for us to meet the people behind the uniforms and say thank you to all the hard working teams who have had to deal, so professionally, with such a difficult year.”
The first performance of the evening features Diversity dancing alongside aerialist Hayley Wray who is a firefighter from Jersey and Scott Elliott who works for South Yorkshire Police.
They are accompanied by singers from the Royal Free Hospital Music Society and the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS choir with the Royal Greenwich Volunteer Police Cadets playing drums.
The next act is the Cheshire Fire Choir who perform a moving rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water with global singing star Leona Lewis.
PC Paul Taylor who touched the hearts of the nation when we was caught on camera dancing with some children at the Manchester One Love Concert, gets to dance with his colleagues from Darlington Police alongside Diversity.
 This is followed by Mark Daniels, a RNLI volunteer from Ilfracombe who performs as a Michael Buble tribute act in his day job, giving an impressive rendition of Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
Mentalist (mind magician) Ashley Turner, a Detective Sergeant from Northampton Police  also shows off his impressive and entertaining mind-boggling act.
Emergency Medical Technician Lewis Quinn performs Bring Him Home with singing duo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe accompanied by the Blue Light Symphony Orchestra led by detective Seb Valentine. The orchestra is the only one in the UK made up entirely of Emergency Service personnel.
The finale is an unforgettable performance by Diversity accompanied by Britain's Got Talent winner Tokio Myers, supported by the Cheshire Fire Choir and Blue Light Symphony Orchestra.