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[[The Dog Ate My Homework]] Christmas special: CBBC, 10 December<br>
[[The Dog Ate My Homework]] Christmas special: CBBC, 10 December<br>
[[Snackmasters]] series 2: Channel 4, 10 December<br>
[[Snackmasters]] series 2: Channel 4, 10 December<br>
[[Crackerjack|Crackerjack!]] Christmas special: CBBC, 11 December
[[Crackerjack|Crackerjack!]] Christmas special: CBBC, 11 December<br>
[[The Masked Singer]] series 2: ITV, 19 December<br><!--
[[The Cube]] Christmas special: ITV, 20 December<br>
[[The Big Quiz]]: Coronation Street v Emmerdale: ITV, 21 December<br>
[[Epic Gameshow]] Christmas special: ITV, 24 December<br>
[[Tipping Point]]: Lucky Stars Seasonal Special: ITV, 24 December<br>
[[Britain's Got Talent]] Christmas Spectacular: ITV, 25 December<br>
[[The Chase]]: Christmas special: ITV, 25 December<br>
[[Tenable]] Christmas Cracker: ITV, 25 December<br>
[[In For A Penny|In For A Christmas Penny]]: ITV, 26 December<br>
[[Family Fortunes]] Celebrity Christmas Special: ITV, 26 December-->
[[Lingo]] revival: ITV, 1 January

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6 February He's started so... oh, you know the rest
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