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DAVINA McCALL TO FRONT ITV COVERAGE OF D-DAY ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL EVENT

Davina McCall is to lead ITV's coverage of the D-Day 80th anniversary, The Sun have revealed.



The special event, which will take place on Sunday 9th June and later broadcast on ITV, will re-tell the D-Day story through a mixture of music and archive, including letters and diary entries, The Sun reports.



The programme will feature performances from Katherine Jenkins, Luli, Emeli Sande, West End show Operation Mincemeat and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.


6 June 1944 was the date of Operation Overlord, which saw tens of thousands of soldiers embark from Portsmouth to cross the Channel, establishing a foothold across the French coast in order to begin the advance to liberate northwest Europe.



Davina commented: "I feel truly honoured to be part of this very special event, telling the stories of incredible people who sacrificed so much."


More details will be announced in due course.



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