Ten years after their music dominated the airways, and after a phenomenal comeback year, the bands from ITV2 series The Big Reunion are back in the recording studio – and on TV for a festive special.
The Big Christmas Reunion gives viewers an access-all-areas pass to witness what happens behind the scenes when – for the first time ever – Blue, Atomic Kitten, Five, The Honeyz, B*Witched, 911 and Liberty X join forces to record music together for a Christmas single.
They will be recording one of the best-loved tracks in Christmas history – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day originally by Roy Wood and Wizzard.
With just two days to record a Christmas hit, the cameras will capture all the drama, excitement, rivalry and pressure as 26 pop stars come together to work with legendary music producer Cutfather – who has over seven UK No.1’s and 37 top 10 singles to his name.
Much has changed since they were last recording pop stars – Kerry Katona of Atomic Kitten and Michelle Heaton of Liberty X are both pregnant and Michelle has to take time out from the recording studio to go for a scan that will reveal the sex of her baby.
The festive track is to be released in aid of ITV’s Text Santa annual charity fundraiser and this year is raising money for six UK based charities – Age UK, Barnardo’s, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices.
To be given the chance to help raise money for the amazing charities that ITV’s Text Santa appeal help; to bring attention to their causes and the plight of the real people they help, aiding them to make lives better really is the icing on the cake for me after this Big Reunion year. And to do it at Christmas time is even sweeter. Do they know it’s Christmas? Hopefully they will with Text Santa! – Richie from Five
The Big Christmas Reunion will air on ITV2 on Thursday December 12th at 9pm.