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Christmas Special

Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre, featuring music from Seal and comedy from Bill Bailey. Alesha Dixon hands over her phone in Celebrity Send to All.


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Tonight, on my Big Christmas Show...

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Alesha Dixon plays Christmas Send To All.

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There's comedy from the brilliant Bill Bailey.

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The sensational Seal sings Let It Snow,

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and there's a very festive Christmas Midnight Gameshow.

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And who will be tonight's Unexpected Star Of The Show?

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Ho, Ho, Ho.

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Big Christmas Show!

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MUSIC: Sleigh Ride by The Ronettes

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Please welcome your host, Michael McIntyre!

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APPLAUSE

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Merry Christmas!

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Thank you, thank you!

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Merry Christmas!

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Good evening, ladies and gentlemen,

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and welcome to my Big Christmas Show!

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APPLAUSE

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Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, we've got big Christmas stars,

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big Christmas laughs

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and big Christmas surprises.

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Oh, yes!

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It's a good one tonight!

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I'll be playing my favourite game at Christmas,

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Send To All. CHEERING

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I will also be sneaking into someone's house

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for a very special festive edition of the Midnight Gameshow.

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CHEERING

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And Santa Claus himself will be arriving on this very stage

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in a very, very special Christmassy Unexpected Star Of The Show!

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CHEERING

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It's Christmassy, such a big thing, isn't it?

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You never know when you're going to feel Christmassy.

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That's why all the traditions of Christmas,

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they make you feel Christmassy.

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And we love, we all love all the traditions of Christmas,

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or at least we pretend to love them, because we do them.

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The clue that maybe we don't love them so much

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is that they don't pop up in the year.

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Turkey, we don't even really like turkey,

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it's quite a dry, flavourless meat.

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There's no Kentucky Fried Turkey.

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It doesn't pop up in the year.

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The clue that we don't like turkey,

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is we stuff it with meats we'd rather be eating.

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Brussels sprouts,

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why do we put ourselves through this annual bushtucker trial?

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I have no idea.

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We force ourselves to eat these squashed-up vegetable fart balls

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on this one day of the year.

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Bread sauce, since when was bread a sauce?

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Have you looked at Christmas lunch and thought, I know what this needs,

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it needs a paper hat, a bad joke and some toenail clippers.

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The last thing you want to think about when eating

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is toenail clippings.

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And also, what happens to all the things that you win in crackers?

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I don't remember throwing those little trinkets away,

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but they don't pop up in the year.

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People never say to you during the course of the year,

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anybody fancy a game of miniature cards?

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I've got these tiny little cards that I won at Christmas.

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I find the full deck so overpowering,

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let's use the tiny ones.

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Why measure the whole carpet when we can measure this little section

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over here with my miniature tape measure that I won at Christmas?

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So anyway, how are you?

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Let me consult my mini, coloured, curly fish and then

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I'll tell you my precise emotion.

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Oh look, it's trying to flip over.

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According to the instructions, I feel betrayed.

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The point is, we don't really like these things.

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You wouldn't go to a restaurant in July and the waiter comes over,

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"Chef's special today is the chicken."

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"Have you got a drier, less flavoursome meat, like a turkey?"

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"Any side orders?" "Fart grenades from Belgium, please."

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"I'd like you to surround my dry meat with fart grenades."

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"Any bread for the table?"

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"Liquid bread, my friend."

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"Could you liquefy the bread

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"and pour it all over my dry meat and fart balls?"

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"Is there anything else I can get you?"

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"I think a miniature sewing kit would round this meal off perfectly,

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"catch up on my sewing. Oh, and waiter, sorry,

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"could I have everything again in half an hour in a sandwich?"

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"Thank you."

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I don't know that we really like these things.

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But Christmassy, it makes us feel.

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Now ladies and gentlemen, it's time to find out who's going to be our

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Christmas Unexpected Star Of The Show.

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CHEERING Oh, yes.

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So, for this very special, festive Unexpected Star,

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I need to take you over to my Christmas living room.

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Look where we're headed.

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So, this is my living room.

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You can sense this isn't the best...

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"Darling, are you sure you've tidied up properly

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"and you haven't swept everything underneath the rug?"

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Every week on the Big Show, we surprise

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an ordinary member of the public with an extraordinary talent

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and give them the opportunity to perform right here

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on this very stage.

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So, here...

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I've got to pop this open. But that's a familiar...

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That's a familiar Christmas move, isn't it?

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Urgh...

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OK, so here is tonight's Unexpected Star of tonight's show.

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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is John.

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He is from Ayrshire in Scotland, and he is an aircraft mechanic.

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There he is, in front of an aircraft and he's doing his mechanics.

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He's coming to our secret location, which is behind the theatre,

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thinking that he's taking part in a special, Christmassy world-record

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attempt with a couple of his friends for the most Father Christmases to

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slide down the chimney in ten hours.

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Right?

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So that's what he thinks is happening tonight.

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Now, let's move over here.

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This is my fireplace

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and behind here is,

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well, you've guessed it, it's a slide.

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I don't know if you can see that.

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So the idea is - and oh, my God, I hope this works -

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is that tonight's Unexpected Star Of The Show,

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dressed as Father Christmas...

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..will slide down here

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and he will land on this here padded rug area

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for all of you tonight. If it works.

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Are you up for that, ladies and gentlemen?

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CHEERING

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I feel like I should show them this, shouldn't I?

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Yes. They don't believe me.

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All right, I'll see you in a second. Hold on.

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Hello, can you see me?

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Very good. All right.

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So here we have all the other Father Christmases who are going to be

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taking part in this fictional, sliding, world-record attempt

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and the fun thing is they're also going to be the choir later

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for John's performance.

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So, this is an adjudicator, who's writing things down,

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fake writing, very good adjudicator.

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So, we come here past all the Santas, very good, nice to see you.

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Yes, hello. Hello, hi, hello, hi, very good.

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Oh, goodness, there's so many of them. Right.

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So, he'll be led up here...

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..all the way to the top of the...

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Hi.

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OK. Oh, my God, I'm so tense about this.

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All right, I haven't actually done this yet

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and it's supposed to be incredibly fast.

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Oh, God, this is so...

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Oh, my God, that's so fast!

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Oh!

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So...

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So, John will land here. And, ladies and gentlemen,

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he will have no idea that he's in the Theatre Royal

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or indeed on a Christmas television special.

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Santa Claus is coming to town tonight!

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CHEERING

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John is currently backstage getting ready for his turn to come down the

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chimney, so let's go live, we're going to go live, that's exciting.

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OK, we're going to go... All right, so this is them.

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This is John, John is on the far right, and these are his two mates,

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and these people are all actors.

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They're all here to take part in this world-record attempt and he's

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completely oblivious that tonight

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he's going to be performing on this stage. He doesn't know, for example,

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we're watching the way that he's toying with his locks as he waits.

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OK, so I'm going to chat to John's parents, Cathy and Hammy,

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and they're here tonight. Cathy and Hammy, where are you?

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Come on.

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Hello, darling. Love it, a nice smacker there from Cathy.

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Hi, Hammy. How are you?

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So Cathy, lovely to see you.

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Lovely to see you. Tell us about John.

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Does he have any idea what's happening?

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No. No, he's absolutely no idea.

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I think he's going to be absolutely stunned

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when he comes down the chute.

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Well, he certainly is. I mean, it's quite fast anyway.

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And where does he think you guys are?

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-Where does he think you are, Dad?

-At home, watching his dog.

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Oh!

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Dare I ask who's watching the dog?

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It's his first time in the kennels.

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You've put him for the first time in a kennel?!

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-AUDIENCE:

-Aw!

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People have gone completely off the whole idea.

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They're like, "Get back to Scotland!"

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It was a surprise, so we couldn't ask anyone to watch him.

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OK, but you should have bought the dog down,

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we'd have put him down the slide straight after him.

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So, Christmas, is that something that you take seriously?

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Yes, John absolutely loves it.

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He loves Christmas. Tell me about his singing.

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Is that something he wants to do professionally?

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What's his history with singing?

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No, no, John doesn't think he's good enough to do professional.

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-Well...

-Aw!

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His mum's got a different opinion.

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Well, that's why he's here, because he doesn't know

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that he's here for this moment and he's going to sing us out

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at the end of the show. And we'll find out just how good he is,

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and we're all so excited for that.

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Well, thank you so much for nominating him and coming down.

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Really sorry about the dog.

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Ladies and gentlemen, Hammy and Cathy.

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Thank you, thank you so much. Thank you, thank you so much.

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All right, it's happening.

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It's happening.

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OK, so let's go live now and see if we can have a little bit of fun.

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Because this is a world record attempt,

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we thought it would be nice to have a world-record holder who loves

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breaking world records and just gets off on the buzz of claiming

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more and more world records.

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In his Santa suit, please can we send in Colin Jackson.

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In fact, why don't you hurdle that box there?

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And then say, "Still got it."

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Still got it, still got it, hey.

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Hi, guys, how are you doing?

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How are you doing?

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-Pleasure.

-Grab a seat.

-Say "hi" to all the Santas, "Hi, Santas."

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How are you doing, guys, everybody all good?

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-Hi, yeah?

-You know who I am?

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You know I'm here, right? No, you're all looking at me...

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OK. I am Colin Jackson.

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List your world records.

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OK, I hold a couple of world records,

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so I've had the world record for 110m hurdles,

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I have a 200m world-record...

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And I'm here to break another record.

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I'm here to break another world-record, so...

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Are you going to let me down, or are we going to do this?

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I hope you're all not going to let me down. You going to do it?

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Say, "Ho, ho, ho."

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Ho-ho-ho, come on!

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-ALL:

-Ho-ho-ho!

-Come on, let's do it, come on.

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Ho! Ho! Ho!

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Come on, let's do it. High fives!

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Let's do this, guys. I need another world record!

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-OK, now take a seat with them, Colin.

-All righty.

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You all right, yes?

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That gentleman there, with the clipboard, is Robert.

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He's sort of in charge of things.

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Robert, I'd like you to say to everybody that you need to take them

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through some basic health and safety tests,

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because they're going to be going down a slide.

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OK, guys, I just need to take you through

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some basic health and safety tests...

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OK, we're going to do a simple vertigo test.

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So, we're going to do a simple vertigo test. Don't worry!

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Maybe you, Colin, you seem enthusiastic, want to come first?

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-..enthusiastic enough, you can come first!

-Sure.

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If I could just ask you to step up to level two and be careful.

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-How do you feel up there?

-Yeah, I'm all right.

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It's a bit warm, but yeah, I'm all right.

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I just need to test out if you're affected by the altitude

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-by asking some basic questions.

-I need to find out if you're affected

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by the altitude by asking you a couple of basic questions.

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-OK.

-How many hands does a human being have?

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-Two.

-Excellent.

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What is the colour of your hat?

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Er...red and white.

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And complete this famous Father Christmas catchphrase...

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And complete this famous Father Christmas catchphrase...

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-Ho-ho...?

-Ho-ho...?

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Ho!

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OK! That's brilliant.

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-Absolutely fine, and take a seat.

-..thank you, take a seat.

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So I'll go with John.

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Is it John?

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OK, excellent.

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All right. Can I ask you to step to level two, please?

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Level two. Careful.

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-How do you feel up there?

-How do you feel up there?

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-Great.

-OK. Some basic questions.

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-Basic questions.

-How many bones are there in the human body?

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How many bones are there in the human body?

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236.

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Oh, that's excellent.

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What noise does a giraffe make?

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What noise does a giraffe make?

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HE WHIMPERS

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OK, that's good enough. Pretty good.

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Can you name all of Santa's eight reindeer?

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Can you name all of Santa's eight reindeer?

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Prancer, Donner, Cupid, Donner and Dancer and Cupid and Blitzen...

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No, you've repeated Donner twice there.

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Robert, say I'm a bit worried about you that high up.

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Could you go down to level one?

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I'm a bit worried about the altitude.

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-Could you come down to level one?

-OK.

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Can you ask him if he's ever had a DMS test before?

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Have you ever had a DMS test?

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-What's that?

-Dart motion sickness test.

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-No.

-We'll do that now. If you could step down.

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Explain to him you're going to spin him around 15 times, and then throw the dart at the dartboard.

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I'm going to spin you around 15 times, then you have to throw the dart to the dartboard,

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-and you have to score a minimum of ten.

-OK.

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OK. Spin him 15 times.

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-And go.

-One, two, three, four...

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..14, 15. Go.

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Two.

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Oh!

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-Yes!

-Congratulations.

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Excellent, thanks for doing that.

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-Well done.

-Well done.

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Robert, just settle the room, and do a few more tests on people,

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just so he doesn't twig. All right.

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So what's going to happen is we're going to bring him up absolutely imminently.

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I am going to be sitting on this chair,

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reading this newspaper, which actually depicts everything that's going on.

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It's the Unexpected Star.

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I will be hidden behind here. HE GIGGLES

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Father Christmas will then arrive... HE GIGGLES

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..in my living room...

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But, listen, ladies and gentlemen,

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I've got to ask you the biggest favour of all.

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You have to be completely quiet.

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No laughing, anything, until we see him.

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And at that moment,

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you can make as much noise as you've ever made in your life.

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And give him the biggest surprise he's ever had, OK?

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Are you up for that, ladies and gentlemen?

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-Yes!

-So be super-quiet until Santa arrives.

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OK. So shall we bring him up?

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That's everyone, isn't it?

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-Ready for this group?

-We can go, yeah.

-Come, follow me round.

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So, I'll put you in your groups on the way.

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Just follow me around, so we've got John and Stephen.

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David, Nico.

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John, Stephen. David, Nico.

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Follow me this way, please.

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Are you all ready for this? Thank you.

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Come on through, group number one.

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With you in a second.

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Good luck.

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The amount of times I've done these days today.

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Ooh! First one. John, if I could just get you in position, holding on here.

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-Yeah.

-I'll give you a cue to go, if you just get on

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your bum, just make sure your feet are off the...

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Give us a shout when we're ready.

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OK. Off we go.

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Off we go, thank you.

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

0:18:310:18:34

Hi, John.

0:18:460:18:49

Ladies and gentlemen,

0:18:510:18:55

it's our Unexpected Star of the show, it's John!

0:18:550:18:58

Hey, Johnny.

0:18:580:18:59

John, look there's your mum and dad over there.

0:19:020:19:05

There's Hammy and Cathy. They are here for you.

0:19:050:19:08

Santa, thank you for joining us.

0:19:100:19:13

We are all here to surprise you.

0:19:130:19:16

You've just come through my chimney on Christmas Eve...

0:19:160:19:20

..to be... CHUCKLES

0:19:220:19:24

Yeah. How are you feeling, John?

0:19:250:19:28

What?

0:19:320:19:33

Who's watching the dog?

0:19:350:19:37

John, I can assure you that the dog is fine.

0:19:450:19:48

John, we are all here to surprise you.

0:19:510:19:53

None of this is real.

0:19:530:19:54

There is no world record attempt.

0:19:540:19:56

Colin Jackson is not completely insane.

0:19:560:19:59

Your friends have been in on this.

0:19:590:20:01

They've got you down here so that you can slide through my chimney tonight.

0:20:010:20:04

If you look into that television over there,

0:20:040:20:07

you can actually see everybody, there they are. Give us a wave.

0:20:070:20:09

They are all here to surprise you

0:20:090:20:12

and to mess with you...

0:20:120:20:14

..because, John,

0:20:180:20:20

everybody says you have a very special talent for singing,

0:20:200:20:23

and you don't truly believe in yourself.

0:20:230:20:26

And tonight, you'll actually, if you will agree,

0:20:260:20:30

be singing us out.

0:20:300:20:32

On this very stage.

0:20:330:20:35

CHEERING

0:20:350:20:37

John.

0:20:380:20:39

Will you be tonight's Christmas Unexpected Star of the show?

0:20:410:20:46

-You can do it, John!

-Yes.

-Go on, Johnny!

0:20:460:20:50

John, you're going to be sensational.

0:20:500:20:53

Ladies and gentlemen, the Unexpected Star of tonight's show, it's Johnny!

0:20:530:20:57

Go on, John!

0:20:570:20:59

Very good. Nice to see you.

0:20:590:21:01

Over here, we're going to help you out.

0:21:010:21:04

Tonight's Unexpected Star is Santa!

0:21:040:21:06

CHEERING

0:21:060:21:09

Ladies and gentlemen, with a very special Christmas performance,

0:21:090:21:13

it's the triple Brit Award-winning soul sensation, Seal.

0:21:130:21:17

MUSIC: Let It Snow

0:21:300:21:33

AUDIENCE CLAP ALONG

0:21:330:21:38

# Oh, the weather outside is frightful

0:21:380:21:42

# But the fire is so delightful

0:21:420:21:47

# And since we got no place to go

0:21:470:21:51

# Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

0:21:510:21:54

# It doesn't show signs of stopping

0:21:560:21:59

# But I've brought some corn for popping

0:22:000:22:03

# The lights are turned way down low

0:22:040:22:08

# Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

0:22:080:22:12

# When we finally say good night

0:22:120:22:16

# How I'll hate going out in the storm

0:22:160:22:21

# But if you really just hold me tight

0:22:210:22:25

# All the way home, I'll be warm

0:22:250:22:30

# The fire is slowly dying

0:22:300:22:34

# And, my dear, we're still goodbye-ing

0:22:340:22:38

# As long as you love me so

0:22:380:22:41

# Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

0:22:420:22:46

Yeah!

0:22:460:22:48

CHEERING

0:22:510:22:57

MUSIC: Jingle Bells

0:23:030:23:05

# Jingle all the way

0:23:060:23:09

MUSIC REVERTS TO LET IT SNOW

0:23:090:23:10

# When we finally say goodnight

0:23:100:23:14

# How I'll hate going out in the storm

0:23:140:23:19

# But if you really just hold me tight

0:23:190:23:23

# Ooh, all the way home, I'll be warm

0:23:230:23:27

# Oh, the weather outside is frightful

0:23:270:23:32

# But that fire is so delightful

0:23:320:23:36

# Since we got no place to go

0:23:360:23:40

# Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. #

0:23:400:23:48

CHEERING

0:23:500:23:54

Yay!

0:23:570:24:00

-It's Seal, ladies and gentlemen! Thank you, so, so much. Brilliant. Sensational.

-Thank you.

0:24:000:24:07

Let it snow!

0:24:070:24:08

-What a wonderful festive moment.

-It's Christmas now, isn't it?

0:24:080:24:11

We are feeling it so much more after that amazing performance.

0:24:110:24:14

One more time, please, for the sensational Seal.

0:24:140:24:17

Thank you so, so, much, Seal.

0:24:170:24:19

Incredible. Seal's in town!

0:24:190:24:21

All right, ladies and gentlemen.

0:24:300:24:32

Who would like to play Christmas Send To All?

0:24:320:24:37

Oh, fun!

0:24:370:24:39

Fun!

0:24:390:24:41

Fun, fun, fun!

0:24:410:24:42

So this is where I take a celebrity's mobile phone,

0:24:420:24:46

and send a text of our choosing to their contacts,

0:24:460:24:48

and we see what hilarious replies they get at the end of the show.

0:24:480:24:52

So let's find out who is in our Christmas Send To All box.

0:24:520:24:58

She's turned the Christmas lights on, in Leeds,

0:24:580:25:02

Blackburn and Preston!

0:25:020:25:05

And this year,

0:25:050:25:06

she has the esteemed responsibility of turning the Christmas lights on

0:25:060:25:11

in Coventry and Perth, in Scotland.

0:25:110:25:13

But tonight, she's turning on the Christmas lights

0:25:130:25:17

in our Send To All box, three, two, one...

0:25:170:25:20

Yay! It's Alesha Dixon!

0:25:220:25:25

-Hi, Alesha.

-Hello, Michael.

0:25:250:25:29

How are you?

0:25:290:25:30

And who is this hunk beside you?

0:25:300:25:34

-This is my lovely husband, AZ.

-AZ?

0:25:340:25:37

How are you, my friend?

0:25:370:25:39

-You can call him Azuka.

-Well, thank you both for coming.

0:25:390:25:41

-Thanks for having us.

-Now let's talk about Christmas.

0:25:410:25:44

-Big fan of Christmas?

-I love Christmas.

0:25:440:25:45

It's like the only time of the year that I get to spend quality time

0:25:450:25:48

with friends and family.

0:25:480:25:50

I'm very lucky that both of us have brothers

0:25:500:25:53

who are amazing cooks.

0:25:530:25:55

So we just lap it up.

0:25:550:25:56

And when do you open presents?

0:25:560:25:57

First thing in the morning? Because your daughter is how old?

0:25:570:26:00

She's just turned four.

0:26:000:26:01

So we let her open some presents in the morning, but we like to,

0:26:010:26:04

kind of, like, stretch it out throughout the day.

0:26:040:26:07

We open our gifts after dinner.

0:26:070:26:08

Everybody puts so much effort into it as well.

0:26:080:26:11

-It's really nice.

-And then you go over for the hug.

0:26:110:26:13

You make your way, wade through the wrapping paper.

0:26:130:26:16

Whoever gets the job of cleaning up the rubbish, that's the worst job.

0:26:160:26:19

That's Azuka?

0:26:190:26:20

No, no, that's the other brother.

0:26:200:26:22

How many brothers have you got

0:26:220:26:24

that just do stuff for you around the house?

0:26:240:26:26

Brother number four, please.

0:26:260:26:28

I've dropped some... I can't find the end of the Sellotape.

0:26:280:26:31

Where's the end of the Sellotape?

0:26:310:26:32

Brother, come.

0:26:320:26:33

No, honestly... Every year we have a different present distributor,

0:26:330:26:37

because that takes time.

0:26:370:26:39

Last year I got a drone for my main present.

0:26:390:26:41

-Did you?

-I flew it into myself, and...

0:26:410:26:45

..ended up in casualty, yeah, I did.

0:26:450:26:47

I got a bit confused, because I'd had a drink at lunch.

0:26:470:26:50

And I thought... It just flew towards me,

0:26:500:26:51

and I just dropped the controls and ran.

0:26:510:26:54

I cut my fingers. I went to casualty,

0:26:540:26:56

it was the most middle-class casualty visit ever.

0:26:560:26:59

-Anyway. Thank you so much for being here.

-Thanks for having us.

0:27:010:27:04

We are all very grateful, we're going to have a lot of fun.

0:27:040:27:06

-Yes, we are.

-Now, listen,

0:27:060:27:07

I would ask you to put your phone into our Christmas pudding.

0:27:070:27:11

But I presume you need to summon a sibling to do that for you?

0:27:110:27:15

-Yes, can I just call my sister?

-Call your sister.

0:27:150:27:18

Can she pop it in the Christmas pud?

0:27:180:27:20

So, Alesha's going to pop her phone now into the Christmas pudding.

0:27:200:27:23

-Oh, I'm nervous.

-And I'm going to bring that down now. Bye-bye, phone.

0:27:230:27:28

MUSIC: All I Want For Christmas

0:27:280:27:35

Yay!

0:27:370:27:39

Thank you. Thank you!

0:27:410:27:44

OK, this is it.

0:27:440:27:45

It's Alesha's phone, ladies and gentlemen.

0:27:450:27:47

OK.

0:27:500:27:51

So, oh, this is your lovely daughter.

0:27:510:27:53

-Yes. Azura.

-Oh, brilliant. All right. So, do you have photos?

0:27:530:27:58

Yes. Photos.

0:27:580:27:59

Christmassy ones.

0:27:590:28:01

Oh, look, that's me, freezing cold in Lapland, smiling, pretending it's really warm.

0:28:010:28:04

But, actually, it was -22.

0:28:040:28:06

I'm going to be honest with you, Alesha. It looks -22!

0:28:060:28:10

This is you and...

0:28:100:28:12

This is me and Rudolph.

0:28:120:28:14

To be honest, you haven't allowed Rudolph to confirm his identity

0:28:140:28:18

due to your selfie selfishness...

0:28:180:28:21

-Oi, red nose...

-Do you know what?

-..I'm coming in.

0:28:220:28:24

So, you say it's Rudolph.

0:28:270:28:30

So that's Rudolph the no-nosed reindeer.

0:28:300:28:33

Hello.

0:28:350:28:37

Hello!

0:28:370:28:38

This looks a bit more like Azuka's screensaver.

0:28:380:28:41

What's the story here though?

0:28:430:28:44

There is no story other than we just got ready

0:28:440:28:47

for the Glam squad, we always do a bit of a photo shoot.

0:28:470:28:49

You know, before we start the day.

0:28:490:28:52

-Why not?

-I do pretty much the same thing before the show.

0:28:520:28:56

My Glam squad consists of people going,

0:28:560:28:58

"Tuck your shirt into your pants otherwise it will pop out."

0:28:580:29:01

Oh, your lovely daughter.

0:29:040:29:07

Oh, she's completely adorable.

0:29:070:29:08

-Thank you.

-Right, I think it's time to put the...

0:29:080:29:12

-Romantic date night?

-That was in Ibiza.

0:29:120:29:16

-In the summer.

-Really?

-Yes.

0:29:160:29:18

This is your trademark cap.

0:29:180:29:19

-My lucky cap.

-Your lucky cap.

0:29:190:29:21

I did say to him before the show, are you going to wear that hat?

0:29:210:29:24

-And I said yes.

-He said yes.

0:29:240:29:25

It's my lucky cap.

0:29:250:29:26

Azuka, I think we can upgrade your hat.

0:29:260:29:30

Come on, come on.

0:29:300:29:31

Give us the hat, mate.

0:29:310:29:33

Come on, it's Christmas.

0:29:330:29:35

Come on.

0:29:350:29:36

Here we go. Here we go.

0:29:360:29:38

Boom!

0:29:380:29:40

Come on, Azuka... He's put it on top of it!

0:29:400:29:43

Still too cool.

0:29:470:29:48

I'll take that. I'll take that.

0:29:480:29:51

-OK, so let's put the text into the telephone.

-I'm so nervous.

0:29:510:29:55

Don't worry, this is always fun.

0:29:550:29:57

I am worried, my daughter's teacher is in my phone!

0:29:570:30:00

Yes, and she will really love to receive this message.

0:30:000:30:04

I'd like to...

0:30:040:30:05

..invite you...

0:30:060:30:08

round...

0:30:080:30:10

for...

0:30:100:30:12

Christmas...

0:30:120:30:13

..Day.

0:30:150:30:16

Yes, Alesha, you're going to be inviting

0:30:180:30:20

everybody you know to your house this Christmas.

0:30:200:30:24

It's SO...

0:30:250:30:27

fun!

0:30:270:30:29

I sing hits...

0:30:290:30:31

Oh, my goodness!

0:30:310:30:33

..from my back catalogue...

0:30:340:30:36

..and judge presents...

0:30:390:30:40

That's good!

0:30:430:30:44

..BGT style.

0:30:440:30:46

OK. Everyone...

0:30:480:30:51

brings something.

0:30:510:30:53

Let's give some examples.

0:30:530:30:55

Louis Walsh...

0:30:550:30:56

..is on potatoes.

0:30:590:31:00

Tess Daly...

0:31:040:31:06

..on eggnog.

0:31:070:31:09

And Craig David

0:31:110:31:13

is dressing up as Santa.

0:31:130:31:15

This is a good invitation.

0:31:170:31:18

It's a VERY good invitation!

0:31:180:31:21

Please come and let me know what you...can...bring.

0:31:210:31:26

OK, how would you sign a text, Alesha?

0:31:270:31:30

-Kiss, kiss, kiss.

-Do you think we should add a little line in there?

0:31:300:31:33

I'm going massive this Christmas.

0:31:330:31:35

I'm mixing things up.

0:31:350:31:36

I'm mixing things... Thank you for your contribution!

0:31:360:31:38

Yeah!

0:31:380:31:40

"I'm mixing things up this year."

0:31:400:31:43

-Yeah...

-Yeah!

0:31:430:31:44

So we've added, "I'm mixing things up this year.

0:31:460:31:49

"I'd like to invite you round for Christmas Day, it's SO fun.

0:31:490:31:53

"I sing hits from my back catalogue, and judge presents BGT style.

0:31:530:31:56

"Everyone brings something. Louis Walsh is on potatoes.

0:31:560:31:59

"Tess Daly is on eggnog, and Craig David is dressing up as Santa.

0:31:590:32:03

"Please come and let me know what you can bring."

0:32:030:32:05

Yes!

0:32:050:32:06

Shall we send the text?

0:32:070:32:09

Shall we do it?

0:32:090:32:11

It's happening. Yeah!

0:32:110:32:13

We will find out later on who's going round Alesha's for Christmas.

0:32:150:32:20

Thank you very much, Alesha Dixon and Azuka.

0:32:200:32:24

Thank you so much.

0:32:250:32:26

Ah, ladies and gentlemen.

0:32:260:32:29

This Christmas, if you hear the patter of footsteps on your rooftop,

0:32:290:32:35

or the sound of someone coming down your chimney, it could, of course,

0:32:350:32:39

be Father Christmas. Or... it could be me.

0:32:390:32:42

and the Big Show, because it's time to play

0:32:420:32:44

the Christmas Midnight Gameshow!

0:32:440:32:47

In the Midnight Gameshow,

0:32:520:32:54

the contestants had no idea that they would be taking part.

0:32:540:32:58

They went to sleep, safe and sound, tucked up in their beds,

0:32:580:33:01

only to be woken in the dead of night by me and the camera crew,

0:33:010:33:04

to answer a series of questions

0:33:040:33:06

while semiconscious in the Midnight Gameshow!

0:33:060:33:09

Yes, ladies and gentlemen,

0:33:110:33:12

-it's the only game where if you snooze... ALL:

-You lose!

0:33:120:33:16

Very good!

0:33:160:33:18

OK, our Christmas Midnight Gameshow contestant is Nick -

0:33:190:33:23

he was nominated by his girlfriend Frankie

0:33:230:33:26

and Nick and Frankie are here with us tonight. Ladies and gentlemen,

0:33:260:33:30

please give it up for Nick and Frankie

0:33:300:33:32

in The Christmas Midnight Gameshow!

0:33:320:33:35

Oh, yes.

0:33:350:33:37

Hi, guys. Hi, Nick!

0:33:370:33:39

So good to see you.

0:33:390:33:41

Hi, Frankie. Lovely to see you both.

0:33:410:33:43

Oh, it's so nice to see you all dressed up of an evening.

0:33:450:33:49

I wore my good pants.

0:33:490:33:51

-You wore your good pants?

-That night.

0:33:510:33:52

That night? So, obviously, you were set up by Frankie.

0:33:520:33:56

Frankie gave us the keys to your home

0:33:560:33:58

and you insisted that Nick put on his good pants?

0:33:580:34:00

Well, I told him to wear some clothes.

0:34:000:34:02

You did try to get him to groom himself a bit...

0:34:020:34:04

I told him to shave this a little bit, sort his hair out.

0:34:040:34:07

Shave the beard, sort the hair out?

0:34:070:34:09

Did you not anticipate a more entertaining evening than an early night?

0:34:090:34:12

Well, I just went along with it.

0:34:120:34:15

You just went along with it?

0:34:150:34:16

OK. You're there with,

0:34:160:34:18

there's three different generations living in this house.

0:34:180:34:20

-Who was in the house?

-There's me, Mum and Dad and my Nan.

0:34:200:34:24

-How old is your nan?

-88.

0:34:240:34:26

88? She's 88 years old?

0:34:260:34:28

And she has a stairlift in the home,

0:34:280:34:32

which added a lot of excitement to the Midnight Gameshow.

0:34:320:34:37

Thank you for your wearing your best pants.

0:34:370:34:40

I think when we all see this, we will all be, and you most of all,

0:34:400:34:44

incredibly grateful to Frankie for putting those pants on.

0:34:440:34:48

Yes.

0:34:480:34:50

Ladies and gentlemen, let's enjoy Nick's Christmas Midnight Gameshow.

0:34:500:34:56

LIFT BEEPS

0:36:000:36:02

LAUGHTER

0:36:020:36:04

LAUGHTER

0:36:190:36:20

BEEP AND LOUD CLICK

0:36:370:36:38

MUSIC PLAYS Nick!

0:37:080:37:13

Merry Christmas!

0:37:140:37:16

Midnight Gameshow!

0:37:160:37:19

How are you? Merry Christmas!

0:37:210:37:23

Good to see you!

0:37:240:37:26

Here are the elves.

0:37:260:37:28

-Hey, Nick - how are you doing?

-I'm all right.

0:37:280:37:30

-Merry Christmas.

-Merry Christmas to yourself, too.

0:37:300:37:33

We need to crack on, so, let's get things started, Nick,

0:37:330:37:36

by opening this cracker.

0:37:360:37:39

Thank you very much to my elf friend.

0:37:390:37:41

Nick, we're going to pull this cracker.

0:37:410:37:43

Look at that, what a start!

0:37:450:37:47

There you go. Get your hat on and we'll get this party started!

0:37:470:37:51

The bedside clock is ticking.

0:37:510:37:53

-Surreal.

-Taking this in your stride, Nick.

0:37:530:37:56

-Just about, yeah.

-There you go.

0:37:560:37:57

Your first questions are to guess the punch line

0:37:570:38:00

-of these classic Christmas cracker jokes.

-OK.

0:38:000:38:02

All right, Nick.

0:38:020:38:04

Fully focused, what would you call a blind reindeer?

0:38:040:38:09

-No eye-deer.

-That's the correct answer! We're flying!

0:38:090:38:11

What does Santa do when his elves misbehave?

0:38:130:38:17

I have no idea.

0:38:170:38:19

Maybe you accidentally got the first one correct!

0:38:200:38:25

When you said "no idea" on the first one,

0:38:250:38:26

was that your answer?

0:38:260:38:28

Yes, that was my answer!

0:38:280:38:29

Your third joke is, what do you get when you cross Santa with a duck?

0:38:310:38:36

-A Christmas cracker.

-Christmas...?

0:38:360:38:38

-Quacker!

-Correct answer!

0:38:380:38:40

Two out of three, well done, Nick.

0:38:400:38:43

Now, I'm going to ask you to complete

0:38:430:38:46

this well-known lyric

0:38:460:38:49

from a beautiful Christmas song.

0:38:490:38:53

# Ding-dong merrily on high

0:38:530:38:55

# In Heav'n the bells are ringing

0:38:550:38:57

# Ding-dong! Verily the sky

0:38:570:39:00

# Is riv'n with angel singing...

0:39:000:39:02

# Fa-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la

0:39:030:39:06

# La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la

0:39:060:39:08

# La-la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la

0:39:080:39:10

# Hosanna in excelsis. #

0:39:100:39:13

BUZZER

0:39:130:39:14

Technically, it's supposed to be "Gloria", isn't it?

0:39:140:39:18

# Glo-oh-oh... #

0:39:180:39:19

Next up...

0:39:190:39:21

# Deck the hall with boughs of holly

0:39:210:39:23

# Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

0:39:230:39:25

# Tis this season to be jolly

0:39:250:39:27

# Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

0:39:270:39:29

ALL: # Fill the mead cup drain the barrel

0:39:290:39:31

# Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la

0:39:310:39:33

# Troll the ancient Christmas Carol

0:39:330:39:35

# Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. #

0:39:350:39:37

That's absolutely outstanding.

0:39:370:39:39

Thank you very much to our Christmas carollers.

0:39:390:39:41

You were brilliant. You were nailing those fa-la-la-la-las!

0:39:410:39:44

Well done. Nick, next up.

0:39:440:39:47

Please welcome Ainsley Harriott.

0:39:470:39:50

Merry Christmas, guys!

0:39:500:39:52

Sorry to disturb you!

0:39:540:39:57

Ainsley is here for a little bit of a Christmas food challenge.

0:39:570:40:00

So, Nick, if I could please ask you

0:40:000:40:03

to place this blindfold over yourself.

0:40:030:40:06

Ainsley is going to feed you

0:40:070:40:09

some well-known Christmas foods.

0:40:090:40:12

And all you have to do, Nick, is to tell us what they are.

0:40:120:40:16

So the first one is headed towards you now.

0:40:160:40:21

-Here it comes.

-Open wide.

0:40:210:40:23

OK, Nick.

0:40:240:40:26

What could that be?

0:40:260:40:28

Pigs in blankets.

0:40:280:40:29

Too easy for him.

0:40:310:40:32

Pigs in blankets! All right.

0:40:320:40:34

Food number two.

0:40:340:40:36

I know you haven't finished your previous bite,

0:40:360:40:38

but we're trying to make this as authentic as possible

0:40:380:40:41

to Christmas Day.

0:40:410:40:42

-And what one's that?

-That's a bit of stuffing.

0:40:420:40:45

Yes, a bit of stuffing, it is!

0:40:450:40:47

You're two for two on the Christmas food challenge.

0:40:470:40:51

Brussels sprouts.

0:40:520:40:54

Too easy! Too easy.

0:40:540:40:56

He hasn't swallowed any of this yet!

0:40:560:40:58

-I know.

-Come on then, Ainsley.

0:40:580:41:00

Little soft one coming now.

0:41:000:41:01

What was that one, Nick?

0:41:050:41:07

Um, I don't know.

0:41:070:41:09

Any guesses? Shove in some more!

0:41:090:41:11

-Jog his memory.

-Well done, Nick.

0:41:120:41:15

Love the hairy chest.

0:41:150:41:17

Ainsley!

0:41:180:41:20

Ring any bells, that one?

0:41:210:41:22

-Recognise that?

-Mashed potato?

0:41:220:41:24

BUZZER

0:41:240:41:25

Unfortunately, that's not the correct answer.

0:41:250:41:27

-One more coming in.

-One more.

0:41:270:41:29

This is going to finish you off completely.

0:41:290:41:31

I want some!

0:41:340:41:35

-And it is?

-Christmas pudding.

0:41:350:41:37

Yes!

0:41:370:41:38

Stop the bedside clock and good night.

0:41:400:41:42

-AUDIENCE:

-Aaah!

0:42:140:42:15

Well done! Nick and Frankie, ladies and gentlemen.

0:42:330:42:35

Fantastic!

0:42:350:42:37

Thank you so, so much.

0:42:390:42:41

Well, there's so much to ask you, but how was that to watch?

0:42:420:42:45

-Bit embarrassing.

-You did very well.

0:42:450:42:48

-Thank you.

-You did very well.

0:42:480:42:50

I thought that was very sweet, "Lucky I love ya."

0:42:500:42:53

"Lucky I love ya." Wasn't that sweet, ladies and gentlemen?

0:42:530:42:56

"Lucky I love ya."

0:42:560:42:58

So after this happened, everything OK, get back to bed?

0:42:580:43:02

-No.

-No.

-I didn't sleep.

0:43:020:43:04

I didn't sleep for a good three or four nights.

0:43:040:43:07

LAUGHTER

0:43:070:43:08

I'm so sorry. I've ruined your sleep maybe forever!

0:43:080:43:11

Thank you so, so much for setting him up.

0:43:110:43:14

Thank you for being so brilliant.

0:43:140:43:15

Of course you win your iconic

0:43:150:43:18

Christmas Midnight Gameshow "do not disturb" sign.

0:43:180:43:21

You'll get back to sleep now, to ensure this doesn't happen again.

0:43:210:43:24

Also I have a no-eyed deer here

0:43:240:43:27

for you, there is a deer,

0:43:270:43:30

there's your no-eyed-deer.

0:43:300:43:31

And of course, let's not forget some bread sauce to

0:43:310:43:35

remember the occasion.

0:43:350:43:36

Ladies and gentlemen,

0:43:360:43:37

our Christmas Midnight Gameshow and the incredible Nick

0:43:370:43:40

and "you're lucky I love ya", it's Frankie.

0:43:400:43:43

Thank you very much.

0:43:430:43:46

Thank you guys, thank you so, so much. Fantastic.

0:43:460:43:48

Time now for another Christmas treat.

0:43:500:43:53

He is simply one of the funniest men in the world.

0:43:530:43:55

And who doesn't love Baileys at Christmas?

0:43:550:43:58

It's Bill Bailey!

0:43:580:43:59

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:43:590:44:02

So.

0:44:130:44:14

Christmas, a time of reflection.

0:44:160:44:18

No more so than right now when my wife and I are contemplating our

0:44:180:44:21

20 years of marriage. And... Yes.

0:44:210:44:22

WHOOPS

0:44:220:44:24

And we're looking back to the time when we first met,

0:44:240:44:27

reminiscing about those heady romantic days

0:44:270:44:30

when she used to ask me questions that I did not know the answer to.

0:44:300:44:35

Questions like, "What are you thinking?"

0:44:350:44:37

Blokes, we're a little bit more simplistic, aren't we?

0:44:400:44:42

We're a little bit more straightforward.

0:44:420:44:44

We don't tend to overthink things.

0:44:440:44:45

Domesticated blokes like myself, we've figured it out.

0:44:450:44:49

Basically, it's this.

0:44:490:44:50

Carry stuff, try not to get in the way, and then we die.

0:44:500:44:55

LAUGHTER

0:44:550:44:56

Now, women want a bit more than that, though.

0:44:580:45:01

Blokes tend to drift off, during emotional conversations.

0:45:010:45:05

But that works to our advantage.

0:45:050:45:08

When we're gazing off into the middle distance,

0:45:080:45:10

a wistful, yet vacant look on our faces,

0:45:100:45:14

women often mistake that for intelligence.

0:45:140:45:17

When we're looking off like that, we've gone into like,

0:45:200:45:22

a sort of power-saving mode.

0:45:220:45:24

We might be watching the sunset.

0:45:310:45:33

"What are you thinking?" Honestly?

0:45:330:45:34

I'm thinking about a sandwich I had in 2002.

0:45:340:45:37

Or we might be sitting at the kitchen table

0:45:400:45:42

going through the accounts,

0:45:420:45:44

I'm looking like I'm listening, "Yeah, oh, yeah."

0:45:440:45:46

But what I'm actually thinking is, "If I had a long, thin, bendy neck,

0:45:460:45:50

"I could see what's under the fridge."

0:45:500:45:52

And we might be out for our anniversary dinner

0:46:010:46:03

and she's looking across the table, we've got a candle,

0:46:030:46:06

it's very romantic and she might say, "What are you thinking?"

0:46:060:46:09

And I might say,

0:46:090:46:10

"Well, I'm thinking about what we might do when we get home."

0:46:100:46:13

Ooh! Oh. And what would that be?

0:46:130:46:14

Well, I'm thinking,

0:46:140:46:16

if I lie down next to the bathroom scales,

0:46:160:46:18

could I weigh my own head?

0:46:180:46:20

Yeah, you're laughing now. You'll be trying that later on.

0:46:340:46:36

Now, I love carols.

0:46:380:46:41

Even the depressing ones.

0:46:410:46:42

Yeah, like In The Bleak Midwinter.

0:46:420:46:45

Cos that's pretty downbeat, isn't it? But the music is upbeat.

0:46:450:46:48

It's in the major key.

0:46:480:46:49

# In the bleak mid winter frosty wind made moan

0:46:490:46:52

# Earth as hard as iron Water like a stone... #

0:46:520:46:57

Oi!

0:46:570:46:58

You know, it's upbeat.

0:46:580:47:00

And what I love about that is

0:47:050:47:06

there's a kind of a poignancy given to it

0:47:060:47:09

because the lyric is downbeat, but the music is upbeat.

0:47:090:47:11

There's a conflict there and I think that's why I love it.

0:47:110:47:14

It's one of my favourite carols.

0:47:140:47:15

I think this could benefit a lot of other songs that are quite bland,

0:47:150:47:18

like, you know...

0:47:180:47:19

# You are my sunshine

0:47:190:47:21

# My only sunshine...#

0:47:210:47:24

Much better in the minor key.

0:47:240:47:26

# You are my sunshine My only sunshine

0:47:260:47:31

# You make me happy

0:47:310:47:34

# When skies are grey

0:47:340:47:37

# You'll never know, dear How much I love you

0:47:370:47:40

# Oh, please don't take my sunshine away. #

0:47:400:47:45

Also, I'm using melody there,

0:47:530:47:55

I'm using harmony, melody, minor and major keys.

0:47:550:47:58

Now, you can use this to improve all kinds of music.

0:47:580:48:00

Now, mobile phone ringtones, a bit of a scourge,

0:48:000:48:03

a bit of an annoyance of the modern age.

0:48:030:48:06

You know, things like this, a common ringtone.

0:48:060:48:08

RINGTONE PLAYS

0:48:080:48:10

You can improve it by playing along with it, in a kind of counterpoint.

0:48:100:48:14

I like to join in, like this.

0:48:140:48:16

Here's the ringtone, here's the counterpoint.

0:48:180:48:20

It sounds a bit better. Now...

0:48:270:48:29

APPLAUSE

0:48:290:48:30

If you want to...go that extra mile,

0:48:310:48:34

you can add more instruments

0:48:340:48:36

and turn it into a little ringtone symphony, like this.

0:48:360:48:39

PLAYS RINGTONE

0:48:390:48:41

ADDS BACKGROUND CHORD

0:48:420:48:44

Uno, dos, tres, cuatro!

0:48:490:48:51

PLAYS SAMPLE

0:48:530:48:56

PLAYS COUNTERPOINT

0:49:240:49:27

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:49:320:49:34

Thank you very much.

0:49:350:49:37

I'd like to finish up tonight by playing on the Christmas bells.

0:49:370:49:40

And for this I have a helper, a special helper,

0:49:400:49:43

please welcome back on the stage Mr Michael McIntyre!

0:49:430:49:45

-Are you ready for this?

-Thank you.

0:49:470:49:49

Here we go.

0:49:490:49:51

Now we have to get over to the bells sharpish, here we go.

0:49:510:49:53

Some beautiful cowbells.

0:49:540:49:56

-I'm ready.

-Some beautiful Christmas carols.

0:49:560:49:59

PLAYS MELODY OF SILENT NIGHT

0:49:590:50:03

Ready?

0:50:280:50:29

Yes!

0:50:430:50:44

Absolutely sensational, Bill Bailey.

0:50:490:50:51

What about that? Take a bow, Bill, that was absolutely amazing.

0:50:510:50:54

Thank you very much, Merry Christmas!

0:50:570:51:00

Thank you so, so much.

0:51:010:51:03

Now, ladies and gentlemen,

0:51:080:51:10

it is time to find out what replies Alesha Dixon

0:51:100:51:13

has received in our Christmas Send To All!

0:51:130:51:18

So...

0:51:200:51:22

This is the message that I sent to her contacts earlier tonight.

0:51:220:51:26

"I'm mixing things up this year.

0:51:260:51:28

"I'd like to invite you round for Christmas Day.

0:51:280:51:31

"It's SO fun.

0:51:310:51:33

"I sing hits from my back catalogue

0:51:330:51:35

"and judge presents BGT style.

0:51:350:51:37

"Everyone brings something. Louis Walsh is on potatoes,

0:51:370:51:40

"Tess Daly's on eggnog and Craig David is dressing up as Santa.

0:51:400:51:43

"PLEASE come and let me know what you can bring."

0:51:430:51:46

Christmas tree emoji, triple kiss.

0:51:460:51:48

-Alesha.

-Hey.

-Hi, Azuka.

-Hey.

0:51:500:51:53

You're just as cool as I remember.

0:51:530:51:56

So...let's have a quick look.

0:51:560:51:58

Paddy McGuinness.

0:51:580:51:59

Oh, no!

0:51:590:52:01

Paddy McGuinness has replied,

0:52:020:52:05

"I can bring three children under the age of five

0:52:050:52:09

"and pick them up when the pub closes.

0:52:090:52:11

That's Paddy.

0:52:180:52:20

Stephen Mulhern has just texted.

0:52:200:52:23

-Oh! Oh! They replied back.

-Stephen Mulhern has said,

0:52:230:52:25

"I'll come as Father Christmas and give you all a treat from my sack.

0:52:250:52:29

"It's always full."

0:52:290:52:31

OK!

0:52:380:52:40

Nadine Coyle.

0:52:400:52:42

"Louis Walsh is doing potatoes??

0:52:420:52:45

"Come to mine instead!"

0:52:450:52:46

"Come to mine instead!"

0:52:500:52:52

Ha, ha, and then the little kissing emoji.

0:52:520:52:55

Donna the woodworks...

0:52:560:52:58

-Oh, yeah.

-Who's that?

-She's just currently doing my kitchen in my...

0:52:580:53:02

She's from a company called wood works and she does...

0:53:020:53:05

She's a designer. Yes, she's...

0:53:050:53:07

Doing the kitchen. "We are absolutely gutted to miss this" -

0:53:070:53:10

sad face -

0:53:100:53:11

"but Richard and I are away this Christmas,

0:53:110:53:14

"obviously going after we have finished your kitchen.

0:53:140:53:18

"It is so lovely for you guys to invite us.

0:53:200:53:23

"We would absolutely have loved

0:53:230:53:26

"to have come and we are so touched as it's super thoughtful

0:53:260:53:30

"of you to invite us.

0:53:300:53:32

"Love you guys.

0:53:320:53:33

"Big hugs."

0:53:330:53:35

I think I'm going to reply to that.

0:53:370:53:39

"When are you back from holiday? We'll delay Christmas."

0:53:390:53:42

No, don't reply!

0:53:420:53:43

Oh, dear. That is so...

0:53:450:53:46

-They're so touched.

-That's funny.

0:53:460:53:48

She's turned to her husband and she's gone,

0:53:480:53:50

"I've just got the loveliest invitation."

0:53:500:53:53

She's not questioned it at all.

0:53:530:53:55

You know, "Google Craig David.

0:53:550:53:57

"Apparently, he's going to be dressed up as Santa, that's so fun!

0:53:570:54:00

"I love Louis Walsh.

0:54:000:54:01

"He's probably good at potatoes, being from Ireland."

0:54:010:54:04

That's so funny. OK.

0:54:050:54:07

-Aston.

-That's Aston Merrygold from JLS.

0:54:070:54:10

WHOOPING Aaah.

0:54:100:54:11

He's coming, I can tell you that.

0:54:130:54:15

He's just replied, "Coming, with jerk chicken, rice and peas."

0:54:150:54:19

Aston is IN!

0:54:220:54:23

He's on jerk chicken brief, it's Christmas.

0:54:240:54:27

OK, let's keep moving.

0:54:280:54:30

Vicky. Ah, Vicky.

0:54:300:54:31

-Vicky?

-Is my best friend.

0:54:310:54:33

Yeah, she is so onto this.

0:54:330:54:34

-What does she say?

-"Only if Michael McIntyre's going to be there!"

0:54:340:54:37

Ah, there you go!

0:54:370:54:39

Er...

0:54:440:54:45

Richard Arnold. He's on breakfast television.

0:54:450:54:48

-Showbiz Richard.

-TV reviews, bit of showbiz.

0:54:480:54:50

Yes, what did he say?

0:54:500:54:51

"I would do, but my mother is electronically tagged."

0:54:510:54:56

There's more, there's more.

0:55:000:55:02

He says, "I would do,

0:55:040:55:05

"but my mother is electronically tagged and can't leave the house.

0:55:050:55:08

"Astonishingly, really,

0:55:080:55:10

"she's 80 and can scarcely lift herself out of her seat,

0:55:100:55:14

"but she can still lift a frozen chicken from Tesco's.

0:55:140:55:18

LAUGHTER

0:55:180:55:19

Oh, my goodness!

0:55:200:55:22

Ladies and gentlemen, so, so fun,

0:55:240:55:26

what a busy Christmas day you're going to have.

0:55:260:55:28

Thank you so much, what a great Send To All.

0:55:280:55:31

Alesha Dixon and of course Azuka!

0:55:310:55:34

Thank you so much both of you, you were absolutely brilliant.

0:55:340:55:37

Thank you.

0:55:370:55:39

So...

0:55:390:55:40

Ladies and gentlemen,

0:55:400:55:42

earlier tonight John dressed as Santa and came down the chimney,

0:55:420:55:45

shot through the fireplace and arrived on this very stage.

0:55:450:55:49

Since then, he's been rehearsing for the biggest performance of his life.

0:55:490:55:52

Let's have a little look at how John has been getting on since that

0:55:520:55:56

incredible surprise earlier.

0:55:560:55:58

I feel as if I'm dreaming.

0:56:000:56:02

We were, like, coming down to London,

0:56:020:56:04

and I've just seen Michael McIntyre.

0:56:040:56:06

Hey, Johnny!

0:56:060:56:08

The dog's fine, the dog's fine!

0:56:080:56:09

Santa! He seemed very shocked that he'd been lied to!

0:56:130:56:16

We've got 40 choir singing with you.

0:56:160:56:18

-Oh, wow.

-So you have to make sure you lead the way for them.

0:56:180:56:21

When you hear 40 singers in a gospel choir and a solo voice,

0:56:210:56:24

there's something really magical about that, but it's really

0:56:240:56:27

important not to get lost in that sound,

0:56:270:56:29

so he's got to kind of really ride

0:56:290:56:30

that beautiful vocal.

0:56:300:56:32

I just need to stop shaking

0:56:320:56:33

and go for it, hopefully.

0:56:330:56:34

Give it up for John!

0:56:340:56:36

That was a privilege, just to sing with yous.

0:56:370:56:40

Having a choir behind you, oh, it was the best feeling,

0:56:400:56:42

so doing it on a big stage will be something else, I think.

0:56:420:56:46

Ladies and gentlemen,

0:56:490:56:51

please welcome our Unexpected Star

0:56:510:56:53

of our Christmas show, it's John!

0:56:530:56:56

# O holy night

0:57:150:57:18

# The stars are brightly shining

0:57:180:57:24

# It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth

0:57:240:57:31

# Long lay the world

0:57:330:57:37

# In sin and error pining

0:57:370:57:42

# Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth

0:57:420:57:50

# A thrill of hope

0:57:510:57:55

# The weary world rejoices

0:57:550:58:00

# For yonder breaks

0:58:000:58:03

# A new and glorious morn

0:58:030:58:08

# Fall on your knees

0:58:080:58:15

# O hear the angel voices

0:58:160:58:23

# O night divine

0:58:230:58:31

# O night when Christ was born

0:58:310:58:39

# O night divine

0:58:410:58:48

# O night

0:58:480:58:51

# O night divine

0:58:510:58:56

# Truly He taught us

0:58:570:59:01

# To love one another

0:59:010:59:06

# His law is love and His gospel is peace

0:59:060:59:14

# Sweet hymns of joy

0:59:140:59:19

# In grateful chorus raise we

0:59:190:59:24

# Let all within us praise His holy name

0:59:240:59:31

# Fall on your knees

0:59:330:59:40

# Oh, hear the angel voices

0:59:400:59:47

# O night

0:59:470:59:52

# Divine

0:59:520:59:56

# O night when Christ was born

0:59:561:00:04

# O night

1:00:041:00:09

# Divine

1:00:091:00:15

# O night

1:00:151:00:19

# O night divine. #

1:00:191:00:27

WILD APPLAUSE

1:00:271:00:32

Ladies and gentlemen, that was amazing.

1:00:431:00:45

What about that? It's our unexpected star of the show, it's John!

1:00:451:00:49

What about that?

1:00:491:00:51

Come on, Mum. Come up.

1:00:511:00:53

Come on, Mum. Come on, Cathy!

1:00:531:00:56

Oh, I love you. Are you mad at me?

1:01:021:01:04

Mum said you were awesome, John.

1:01:131:01:15

Tell them how you feel after that.

1:01:151:01:18

It's... It still doesn't feel real!

1:01:181:01:21

John, that was unbelievably good.

1:01:221:01:25

That was absolutely sensational.

1:01:251:01:27

Wasn't it, ladies and gentlemen? That was incredible.

1:01:271:01:29

What a magical, special moment, really.

1:01:291:01:32

It has been an absolute privilege, especially to sing with these guys, who are phenomenal.

1:01:321:01:37

You've literally stolen this show.

1:01:381:01:40

-You've been amazing.

-Thank you.

1:01:401:01:42

The unexpected star of our Christmas show, thank you so much, John,

1:01:421:01:45

thank you for getting him down here, it was sensational.

1:01:451:01:48

Ladies and gentlemen, Merry Christmas!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Incredible.

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Michael McIntyre's annual festive special returns to BBC One this Christmas, stuffed with big stars, big laughs and big surprises!

Recorded at a packed Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London, the show features performances from soul sensation Seal and comedy virtuoso Bill Bailey, as well as unmissable new stand-up material from Michael himself.

Alesha Dixon hands over her phone in Celebrity Send to All, and Father Christmas gets the surprise of his life before delivering a spine-tingling finale as the Unexpected Star.


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