Endemol Shine North is to produce a 90-minute special for ITV capturing an NHS Choir being joined by popstars and celebrities in a live record-breaking attempt celebrating the NHS 70th anniversary.

A choir has been assembled from NHS workers with singers from the pop world to try to smash the world record for the biggest live singalong ever to be broadcast with a performance of Beatles classic With a Little Help from My Friends, which will be shown live on ITV. 

Presented by Ashley Banjo and Sara Cox, the 90’ spectacular will follow NHS Choirmasters Doctor Katie Rogerson and NHS worker Joe Blunden in the build up to the event. 

The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir and popstars will be singing live from Abbey Road Studios, where With a Little Help From My Friends was originally recorded. Their number will be swelled by other NHS choirs and staff joining the broadcast in hospitals and locations across the country.

The resulting single will be released in aid of NHS charities. The track is being produced by Brit Award-winning and Grammy nominated Jon Cohen and Timbaland.

The NHS Big Singalong Live is commissioned for ITV by Priya Singh, Commissioning Editor and Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment.

The executive producers for Endemol Shine North will be Rick Murray, Kevin Mundye and Sarah Thomson-Wooley.

Staff Reporter

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