Michael Bublé: Home for Christmas on ITV1 tonight!

by Lisa McGarry

Global superstar Michael Bublé will be joining ITV’s Christmas celebrations with his own TV special, Michael Bublé: Home for Christmas.

The Grammy award winning singer songwriter will be sprinkling his unique blend of extraordinary talent and infectious humour in this one off Christmas Special.

Headlining this exciting new show, Michael will be unwrapping a host of celebrity guests including X Factor judge Gary Barlow and comedienne Dawn French who will be joining the show’s festivities, which will see some unmissable duets, including an exclusive performance with The X Factor’s Kelly Rowland. Michael and Kelly will join forces for the first time to sing one of the country’s best loved Christmas hits.

Following the success of his previous ITV shows, An Audience With and This Is Michael Bublé, the critically acclaimed performer will be recreating his own Canadian luxurious winter retreat here in the UK. Having sold an estimated 30 million albums, the singer will be performing classic seasonal hits from his new album ‘Christmas’ as well other favourites.

Michael Bublé said: “I’m thrilled to do this show, Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I’m looking forward to being in all your living rooms celebrating the holidays.”

In the UK, Michael’s 2009 ‘Crazy Love’ which featured hit single ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’ reaffirmed his status as one of the most popular artists around with over 2.5 million sales to date. The album hit the Christmas number 1 spot and recently returned to the Top 40 two years after its initial release. After selling out eighteen UK arena dates in 2010 alone, Michael has now sold over 30 million albums to date worldwide.

The programme was commissioned by ITV’s Controller of Entertainment John Kaye Cooper who said, “We are thrilled that Michael Bublé continues to bring his extraordinary talents to the ITV audience. This major special will evoke nostalgic memories of those wonderful Christmas shows of yesteryear – but with a modern twist…. A must- see special event for all the family”

Sunday, 18 December 2011, 9:00PM – 10:30PM ITV1