Famous volunteers are ready to dish out advice in this special Christmas edition of Celebrity Call Centre

Eight celebrities man the phones at the Age UK advice line to help answer the worries and dilemmas of those in need of a sympathetic listening ear.

Last year’s Strictly star Debbie McGee, Countdown host Nick Hewer, Gogglebox’s Steph Parker (pictured above) and Dom, former Corrie actress Amanda Barrie, Casualty’s Sunetra Sarker, comedian James Acaster and Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney deal with everything from cookery questions to how best to cope with the festive season when you are on your own, and how to calm family frictions.

Celebrity Call Centre at Christmas

Nick Hewer mans the phones

A light-hearted and endearing insight into the reality of the party season for many of the older generation.

TV Times rating: ****