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Lorraine Kelly pulls out all the stops for an extra special Christmas Day episode of her show

Lorraine Kelly amped up the ante for a brand new festive special of her eponymous daytime TV talkshow, set to air on Christmas Day morning.

The presenter, 63, welcomed a slew of special guests to help celebrate, with the show including a performance from Craig David and appearances from stars such as Gary Barlow and Ant and Dec.

Joining in on the festive show are the stars of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special, which will air later on in the day.

Festive! Lorraine Kelly is ever the host as she pulls out all the stops for an upcoming extra special Christmas Day episode of her eponymous daytime TV show

The pre-recorded special shows Lorraine taking to her usual seat in the studio with a festive glass of Bucks Fizz to kick off Christmas morning.

Donning a black dress emblazoned with gold sequins, the Scottish star enlisted a slew of stars and show favourites to help her out for the day.

And doing what he does best, the show’s LA Showbiz correspondent Ross King was there virtually to provide an exclusive interview with Take That’s Gary Barlow.

During the episode, the interview will show Gary reflect on 30 years of Take That – admitting his regrets from the band.

Bubbly: The pre-recorded special shows Lorraine taking to her usual seat in the studio with a festive glass of Bucks Fizz to kick off Christmas morning

Bubbly: The pre-recorded special shows Lorraine taking to her usual seat in the studio with a festive glass of Bucks Fizz to kick off Christmas morning

Puppy pal: Lorraine was joined by an adorable co-presenter in the form of her daughter Rosie’s puppy - Ruby;

Keeping warm: The Dachshund donned a cosy red jumper to keep him warm in the studio

 Puppy pal: Lorraine was joined by an adorable co-presenter in the form of her daughter Rosie’s puppy – Ruby

Beauty: While Lorraine opted for a black dress emblazoned with gold sequins, with mathing pointed heels

Beauty: While Lorraine opted for a black dress emblazoned with gold sequins, with mathing pointed heels

‘I was always the worrier in the band, everyone always has their different role and I was the worrier. It’s my only regret looking back, is that I wish I was in the moment more. I’m always thinking about tomorrow…what do we do next year? Big plans? Always planning ahead, and I don’t ever really enjoy the moment,’ he explains.

Adding: ‘If you’d have asked me 30 years ago how long is this gonna last for, I couldn’t have dreamed it would have spanned all these years. It’s made me appreciate it more than I’ve ever appreciated it.’

Moving from virtual guests to ones in the studio, Joel Dommett joins Lorraine for a chat about The Masked Singer and his own Christmas plans.

The Scottish star enlisted a slew of stars and show favourites to help her out for the day (L-R) Dr Amir Khan, Kai Widdrington, Laura Main, Ria Hebden, Lorraine Kelly, Joel Dommett, Alexandra Mardell, Mark Heyes and Dr Hilary Jones

The Scottish star enlisted a slew of stars and show favourites to help her out for the day (L-R) Dr Amir Khan, Kai Widdrington, Laura Main, Ria Hebden, Lorraine Kelly, Joel Dommett, Alexandra Mardell, Mark Heyes and Dr Hilary Jones

Guests: Joel Dommett joins Lorraine for a chat about The Masked Singer and his own Christmas plans

Guests: Joel Dommett joins Lorraine for a chat about The Masked Singer and his own Christmas plans

That'a the spirit: The Masked Singer host looked ultra-festive in a mistletoe patterned cardigan for the occasion

That'a the spirit: The Masked Singer host looked ultra-festive in a mistletoe patterned cardigan for the occasion

That’a the spirit: The Masked Singer host looked ultra-festive in a mistletoe patterned cardigan for the occasion

Sip: He also got into the spirit  with a festive tipple while chatting with Lorraine

Sip: He also got into the spirit  with a festive tipple while chatting with Lorraine

Looking ultra-festive in a mistletoe patterned cardigan, the presenter was all smiles as he stuck around to join in on some games later on.

Lorraine favourites such as Mark Heyes, Dr Amir Khan, Ria Hebden and Dr Hilary Jones all stop by to take part too – with all guests taking part in a humorous gift exchange and quiz towards the end of the episode.

Stars from Strictly’s Christmas Special, which will air in the evening on the 25th, also joined Lorraine to spill some gossip from the show. 

Ready to dance Stars from Strictly's Christmas Special, which will air in the evening on the 25th, also joined Lorraine to spill some gossip from the show

Ready to dance Stars from Strictly’s Christmas Special, which will air in the evening on the 25th, also joined Lorraine to spill some gossip from the show

In it to win it? Contestant Alexandra Mardell, who is known for playing Emma Brooker in Coronation Street, chats alongside her professional dance partner Kai Widdrington as they share a glimpse into what to expect from the festive competition

Gifts? Kai (left) looked smart in a grey suit while holding up a hilarious dog Santa Clause outfit on the couch

Stunner: While Alexandra was all smiles as she looked ultra glamorous for the appearance

Gifts? Kai (left) looked smart in a grey suit while holding up a hilarious dog Santa Clause outfit on the couch

Pals: The pair appeared to have formed a close bond during their short period of training as they shared a laugh with one another

Pals: The pair appeared to have formed a close bond during their short period of training as they shared a laugh with one another

Dance! The soap star and pro dancer showed the studio some moves as they got on their feet

Dance! The soap star and pro dancer showed the studio some moves as they got on their feet

Contestant Alexandra Mardell, who is known for playing Emma Brooker in Coronation Street, chats alongside her professional dance partner Kai Widdrington as they share a glimpse into what to expect from the festive competition.

And looking glam in a fully-sequined silver outfit, the soap star and pro dancer showed the studio some moves as they got on their feet.

Jonathan Ross, Ant and Dec, Giovanna Fletcher and Adrian Dunbar completed the lineup as everyone took part in a quiz together – with Lorraine fittingly hosting it. 

The festive special of Lorraine will air on Christmas Day from 9am on ITV1 & ITVX 

Spill the beans! Meet The Midwife's Laura Main also revealed what viewers can expect from the drama on Christmas Day

Spill the beans! Meet The Midwife's Laura Main also revealed what viewers can expect from the drama on Christmas Day

Spill the beans! Meet The Midwife’s Laura Main also revealed what viewers can expect from the drama on Christmas Day

Stylish: The actress opted for a midnight blue dress in a velvet material and silver star detialing

Stylish: The actress opted for a midnight blue dress in a velvet material and silver star detialing

Giving: And in true Christmas fashion, Lorraine appears to have gifted Laura a pair of bright headphones in the gift exchange

Star: The fellow Scottish actress known for her role as Sister Bernadette in the BBC One drama series Call the Midwife

Giving: And in true Christmas fashion, Lorraine appears to have gifted Laura a pair of bright headphones in the gift exchange

The whole gang: Lorraine favourites such as Mark Heyes, Dr Amir Khan, Ria Hebden and Dr Hilary Jones all stop by to take part too

The whole gang: Lorraine favourites such as Mark Heyes, Dr Amir Khan, Ria Hebden and Dr Hilary Jones all stop by to take part too

Question time: Dividing themselves into two teams, with Lorraine hosting, the guests all took part in a special quiz together at the end

Question time: Dividing themselves into two teams, with Lorraine hosting, the guests all took part in a special quiz together at the end

VS: Kai, Hilary, Dr Amir and Laura were in one team

Opponents: While in Joel, Dr Hilary, Mark and Alexandra were in another

VS: Kai, Hilary, Dr Amir and Laura (left) were in one team as they took on Joel, Dr Hilary, Mark and Alexandra (right) in another

That's a wrap! It was all smiles at the end as everyone, including pup Rosie, beamed for a snap together

That’s a wrap! It was all smiles at the end as everyone, including pup Rosie, beamed for a snap together

Catch it here: The festive special of Lorraine will air on Christmas Day from 9am on ITV1 & ITVX

Catch it here: The festive special of Lorraine will air on Christmas Day from 9am on ITV1 & ITVX

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