Britain Get Singing, the one-off Christmas extravaganza, aired on Christmas eve on ITV and ITVX. The Loose women stole the show singing in perfect harmonies a heartfelt rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water, which for Brenda Edwards reminded her of her son Jamal with who she tragically lost this year. Jamal died of a heart attack in February aged 31 at his West London home. It was an emotional performance for Brenda who burst into tears straight after alongside her co-stars.
The Loose Women stars were seen comforting each other as they broke into tears following their performance which received a standing ovation from the studio audience.
Hosted by Roman Kemp, this unmissable TV saw five groups made up of stars from TV’s biggest shows – Love Island, The Chase, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Loose Women – each take to the stage in a bid to deliver a show-stopping performance. The stars taking part are:
• Love Island’s Tasha Ghouri, Paige Thorne, Antigoni Buxton, Danica Taylor, Andrew Le Page and Luca Bish.
• The Chase’s Anne Hegerty, Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis.
• Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan, Brenda Edwards, Denise Welch, Judi Love, Linda Robson and Kelle Bryan.
• Emmerdale’s Lisa Riley, Mark Charnock, Daisy Campbell, Jay Kontzle, Lawrence Robb, Bradley Johnson and Olivia Bromley.
• Coronation Street’s Michael Le Vell, Sue Devaney, Daniel Brocklebank, Rob Mallard, Jodie Prenger, and Channique Sterling- Brown.
Putting their vocal prowess to the test, each group will perform before the studio audience and the Super Panel made up of some of TV’s most iconic judges – The Voice UK’s will.i.am, Britain’s Got Talent’s Alesha Dixon and Starstruck’s Adam Lambert and Jason Manford.
Supporting ITV’s groundbreaking mental health campaign, Britain Get Talking, star-studded special shines a light on the importance of looking after mental wellbeing by connecting with others – featuring inspiring clips in which the stars discuss their own experiences of mental health.
Britain Get Talking is supported by Mind and YoungMinds, and by SAMH in Scotland, to encourage people to look after their mental health by connecting with others. Created with Uncommon Creative Studio, it originally launched in 2019 by pausing the live broadcast of Britain’s Got Talent, and then as lockdown beckoned, Ant and Dec invited the nation to send their messages of support for broadcast and to stay in touch with the message that we’re ‘apart, but never alone.’
Since its initial launch, research indicates that Britons have had 100 million new or more meaningful conversations as a result of the campaign, which has featured celebrities from Captain Tom to Susanna Reid, Maya Jama to Shirley Hancock.
Catch the full show and performance head over to ITV HUB or ITVX