Celebrity Help the Animals at Christmas - Channel 5

Celebrity Help the Animals at Christmas - Channel 5
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Celebrity Help the Animals is a star-studded three-hour extravaganza to raise money for animals in need

A host of stars have teamed up to bring us the first live telethon to raise money for needy animals across the UK.

Jo Brand, Gethin Jones, John Thomson, Gaby Roslin, Anton Du Beke and many others will host a three-hour festive charity fundraiser to raise money for five incredible animal charities, including the RSPCA and the Wildlife Aid Foundation.

Celebrity Help the Animals at Christmas

Featuring a special episode of Jo Brand's Kitten Rescue

As well as video footage of celebrity chats and surprises, there will be special episodes of Cruising with Jane McDonald, Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild, The Yorkshire Vet, The Dog Rescuers with the cast of Neighbours and Jo Brand’s Kitten Rescue. Make sure you dig deep.

TV Times rating: ****

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