THIS Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield signed off their final live show of the year today.
The presenters don’t usually appear on Fridays, which are fronted by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary, but today was an exception.
After a fun-packed episode including festive dating advice from Carol Vorderman and a cooking demo from James Martin, who revealed he is undergoing surgery on his knee over the festive period, the pair announced they were going on holiday.
Alison and Dermot will hold the fort next week but it remains to be seen who will present in the This Morning studio over Christmas week.
On the big day itself, Holly and Phil will appear in a pre-recorded show before returning properly in the New Year.
The broadcasters will both air King Charles III’s first ever Christmas speech at 3pm.
The morning of December 25th on the BBC starts with The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – an animated short film based on Charlie Mackesy’s book, which airs at 9am.
Strictly Come Dancing’s Christmas special will broadcast at 5:10pm, as have bosses recently started to reveal which celebs are taking part.
Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Wheel follows directly afterwards at 6:25pm.
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Period drama Call the Midwife will also have a festive episode that’ll broadcast at 7:55pm.
With Janine Butcher’s final scenes to air over the Christmas period EastEnders is sure to be explosive as ever when it airs at 9:25pm.
The evening will come to a close with a traditional brand new festive episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys an hour later at 10:25pm.
À 3:10pm Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow will air a festive episode as the comedian bring reworked and “supersized” versions of past ITV game shows.
Geordie duo Ant and Dec dominate the big day on ITV as they feature in Saturday Night Takeaway Presents: Polter Guys at 4:10pm before Ant and Dec’s Limitless Win at 8pm.
The Chase fans will still get their fix of the beloved gameshow as Bradley Walsh will present a Christmas special at 5pm.
ITV will air an hour-long edition of Emmerdale at 6pm as tensions in the village rise and a secret is about to be exposed.
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Coronation Street will follow directly afterwards at 7pm as fireworks and drama is promised on the cobbles.
Following the conclusion of the final ever series of Doc Martin, the show will wrap with a Christmas special at 9:05pm.