Channel 4 to show live births on Christmas Day

An alternative Christmas message showing babies being born is to be televised on Christmas Day

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This year’s alternative Christmas message on Channel 4 will feature babies being born at a Southampton maternity hospital, reports the Guardian.

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A medical staff member from the Princess Anne hospital will deliver this year’s alternative message, and a specially made studio at the hospital will document the Christmas Day arrivals, though there will be pre-recorded elements, too.

The show will start with a peak time special on Christmas Eve and then follow the stories of expectant mums in a 4-hour show on Christmas Day.

“I can’t remember the last time Channel 4 gave over its Christmas Day schedule to a live factual event so it’s great to be working on such a bold and innovative production,” said Sanjay Singhal, the managing director of Dragonfly, the independent producer behind C4’s One Born Every Minute, series.

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So at 3pm Christmas Day, will you be tuning into the Queen’s speech or the delivery room?

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