Paddy McGuinness joins Text Santa appeal

Tuesday November 6, 2012

Paddy McGuinness is the latest in a line of celebs to join up to the Text Santa appeal.

The Take Me Out presenter will join hosts Ant and Dec, Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby and Christine Bleakley for the ITV 1 fundraising show which will raise money for six charities, including Age UK, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Whizz-Kidz.

Paddy said: "I'm rocking around the Christmas tree at joining the Text Santa team. Santa has been very kind to me this year and paired me up with Christine Bleakley! What a fantastic way to start the Christmas countdown."

The festive extravaganza will feature a Christmas-themed Coronation Street special, ghostly celebrity cameos and mini-episodes of some of ITV1's popular shows.

Ant and Dec are also happy to be part of the team.

The pair said: "We're delighted to be returning to host Text Santa again. This year we want to make it even bigger and better."

The show will take place on December 21.

Image: ©,; Getty

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