Phillip Schofield completes 24-hour Text Santa TV marathon

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 December 2014
Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield completed his 24-hour TV presenting stint for 'Text Santa' at 11am on 'This Morning' today (02.12.14)

Phillip Schofield has completed his 24-hour TV marathon for 'Text Santa'.

The 52-year-old star's epic presenting stint ended on 'This Morning' at 11am today (02.12.14) and he was joined by his wife Steph - who also stayed awake for the entire duration - his co-host Amanda Holden and Gok Wan as the final minutes were counted down.

Phillip even got a surprise call from his mother Pat live on air congratulating him on the feat.

An excited Phillip said, "It's my mum! Did you enjoy it?"

His mum replied: "Hello darling, you didn't think you'd be getting away with me did you? It was absolutely fantastic! I watched 19 hours!"

Just before the clock turned 11am Phillip left the ITV studio hand-in-hand with wife Steph to huge cheers.

During his 24-hour television stint, the silver-haired presenter abseiled down the ITV Tower, interviewed Prime Minister David Cameron, presented the weather, appeared on 'Loose Women' and read out the continuity on ITV.

As 'This Morning' kicked off today, Phillip thanked all the viewers for staying with him and for their donations to 'Text Santa'.

He said: "If you donated, if you supported, if you stayed up with me then I can't thank you enough, it's been amazing ... It's a lovely achievement and I just want to say right now, because I might got get the chance to say this later on in all the madness, but the team for ITV3 - for the entire ITV team - in here and in every studio and every area that we accessed and every place that we went to ... every camera shot, every sound, every cable, thank you very, very much."

The 'Text Santa' TV special will air at 8pm on December 19 and the six charities being supported by the appeal are the Teenage Cancer Trust, Guide Dogs, WellChild, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Alzheimer's Society and Together for Short Lives.

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