Viewers will be able to watch Christmas TV on streaming service ITV Hub before broadcast on regular telly this year.
ITV has confirmed their festive favourites will be available to binge on hours ahead of broadcast.
And that means fans won’t have to wait for shows such as Corrie and The Larkins to air if they choose not to.
Christmas TV: When will festive specials be available on ITV Hub?
A host of festive evening specials will be available first thing on the day they are scheduled to air.
That applies to shows across the festive period of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
ITV has announced programmes will go live on ITV Hub at 7am of the morning of broadcast.
So for anyone that is dragged up early because present-opening is a priority… hopefully 7am might be early enough for you to be able to switch your focus to the box!
Which Christmas TV shows can viewers watch early?
Included among ITV’s festive line-up that will appear on ITV Hub early are:
- Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day episodes of Coronation Street and Emmerdale
- Tipping Point: Lucky Stars Christmas Special (Christmas Eve, 3.55pm)
- The Chase Celebrity Christmas Special (Christmas Eve, 5:30pm)
- Gino’s Italian Family Adventure: A Festive Feast (Christmas Eve, 6.30pm)
- Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad at Christmas (Christmas Eve, 9pm)
- Christmas Comedy Club with Lost Voice Guy (Christmas Eve, 10.30pm)
- Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs at Christmas (Christmas Day, 5.30pm)
- The Masked Singalong (Christmas Day, 6pm)
- The Larkins Christmas Special (Christmas Day, 9pm)
- Saturday Night Takeaway Presents: Double Trouble (Boxing Day, 4.15pm)
- The Chase Celebrity Christmas Special (Boxing Day, 5pm)
- Celebrity Catchphrase: Christmas Special (Boxing Day, 6pm)
- All Star Musicals at Christmas (Boxing Day, 8pm)
- Billy Connolly: My Absolute Pleasure (Boxing Day, 9.30pm)
How to watch Christmas TV early
ITV Hub can be watched online, on ITV’s mobile app and various TV apps.
Additionally, the service permits viewers to watch live telly through ITV Hub.
If you’re not sure about your connection to ITV Hub, watch the short video below.
For more details about what else will be on the box this Christmas, have a read here.
And click on the following link for vital Christmas soap updates.
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