Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do Your Bit in a Christmas Knit ; PICK OF THE DAY Text Santa's Christmas Jumper Day (ITV, 8pm)

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Do Your Bit in a Christmas Knit ; PICK OF THE DAY Text Santa's Christmas Jumper Day (ITV, 8pm)

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NOTHER mammoth telethon event, hoping to jolly us into digging deep for charity.

AWhich means you'll be in stitches one minute and sobbing into your cuppa the next, such is the emotional yo-yo-ing we've come to expect from these things.

But it's all totally worth it, obviously, as donations are likely to reach into the millions - with ALL money (yes, all of it) going to Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish and Save the Children.

It's the usual fare, with comedy, live music, sketches and celebrity guests, interspersed with the heartbreaking appeal films that will no doubt see you getting text-happy with your donations as the night goes on.

"I always watch them beforehand so I know what's coming," admits one of tonight's hosts, Phillip Schofield.

"The last thing anyone wants is a presenter losing it on telly. …

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