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'Made in Chelsea', 'Educating Yorkshire': Channel 4 Christmas schedule out

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Made in Chelsea and Educating Yorkshire are among the shows that will return for festive specials on Channel 4 this year.

The broadcaster unveiled details of its holiday lineup today, with a raft of Christmas programming due to air.

Educating Yorkshire

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Educating Yorkshire



Along with Chelsea and Yorkshire - which will feature much-loved student Musharaf - comedies 8 Out of 10 Cats and Man Down will also get out the tinsel for Christmas.

Channel 4 will also feature a number of other comedy spectaculars over the holiday period, with the British Comedy Awards due to air on December 12. 50 Funniest Moments will countdown the best moments of the year, while one night will be devoted to celebrating The IT Crowd.

Alan Carr will host both a Christmas edition of Chatty Man and will return for his New Year's Eve Specstacular, while Big Fat Quiz of the Year is back with presenter Jimmy Carr. Rude Tube will also have Christmas and New Year episodes.

The UK Premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Jimmy Carr

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Elsewhere, Derren Brown's latest stunt - The Great Art Robbery, in which he attempts to use old age pensioners to steal a Jake and Dinos Chapman painting from under an art collector's nose - will air on December 13.

Superscrimpers is back with a Christmas special, while Channel 4 stalwarts Sarah Beeny, Kirstie Allsop, George Clarke, Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver will all be featured in festive programming.

Gok Wan's rehearsals for his pantomime debut will be tracked in one-off show Oh No He Didn't! Gok in Panto, while My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas: Carols and Caravans focuses on how members of the Travelling community celebrate the festive period.

'Deal or No Deal' presenter Noel Edmonds

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'Deal or No Deal' presenter Noel Edmonds



Deal or No Deal: Ideal Christmas will add a twist allowing contestants to take on a present-stacking challenge to win a holiday, while celebrity episodes of Come Dine with Me will feature Rebecca Adlington, Jennifer Ellison, Alex Carter, Mrs Moneypenny, Sinitta, Louie Spence, Daniella Westbrook and Hugo Taylor.

The festive schedule is rounded out by a variety of factual programmes. Three-part documentary Liberty of London is a behind-the-scenes look at the famous department store, while motorcycle racer Guy Martin looks for other ways to get an adrenaline rush in Guy Martin Speed.

Finally, Bear's Wild Weekend with Stephen Fry will see the QI host going on various adventures in the Italian Dolomites, from climbing down a waterfall to abseiling down a cliff face.

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