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Surprise Surprise

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Title: 

    Christmas special
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 21 Dec 2014
  • TX Confirmed: 

    No
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 52 2014 : Sat 20 Dec - Fri 26 Dec
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Amended: 

    Tue 02 Dec 2014
Surprise Surprise is hosted by Holly Willoughby, who rewards the country’s most extraordinary people with spectacular surprises.
 
This Christmas special will feature a number of emotional surprises and a dramatic family reunion, as Holly celebrates those who do so much for others and expect nothing in return.
 
On tonights show Hollywood movie stars Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan and Dan Stevens help Holly to deliver a surprise of a lifetime for a special little girl who has helped children in Africa.
 
Madison Glinski, 10, from Cornwall is nominated by her mother Terrasa Glinski, 48, from Cornwall for all the wonderful work she has done helping children less fortunate than herself in Africa.
 
The family normally go away over Christmas but a few years ago Madison asked her parents if they could all go to Africa instead to help children there.
 
Madison collected unwanted items from friends, neighbours and used her own pocket money and managed to collect 300 kilos worth of toys, shoes, clothes and school equipment to take to Africa.
 
As soon as the family returned, Madison started to plan for the next trip. This time she collects 700 kilos worth of items and on her second trip to Gambia decided to throw a Christmas party.
 
She has now been on another mission to raise money for her local hospice, little Harbours Children Hospice in St Austell. She initially aimed to raise £500 but she has surpassed that figure and has raised an amazing £27,000 and she is now hoping to raise £30,000 by Christmas.
 
Madison has a dream of being a TV presenter and surprise surprise will give her the surprise of her life as she is whisked of to Canada to go on the set of Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb and interview the stars Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan and Dan Stevens.
 
Also on the show; a group of children get a surprise they will never forget, there is an emotional reunion when a mother is reunited with her long lost son and a group of deserving people get reunited with their friends and family.
 
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