Susanna Reid reunited with an eight-year-old girl who went viral after singing Let It Go from a bomb shelter in Ukraine during the Good Morning Britain Christmas Day special.
The presenter first met Amelia Anisovych in April when she went to Warsaw in neighboring Poland to cover the Russian invasion.
Amelia then traveled to the UK with her mother, Lilia, and appeared on the ITV show in July, singing the song Frozen in three languages.
In the 2022 Christmas Day episode, Amelia receives a gift bag, which includes a headband that she immediately puts on while exclaiming, “Oh my god.”
She also received festive video messages from celebrities including Adam Lambert, Scarlette Douglas, Jill Scott, Jason Manford, Alesha Dixon and Tom Grennan.
Amelia told Reid and co-host Kate Garraway, both dressed in sparkling carnival outfits, that she had come to America to record a song for a secret project.
When asked by Reid what she would do to celebrate Ukrainian Christmas, which is usually marked on January 7, the girl said she would “with the whole family, sit and eat”.
“I can’t wait to see my whole family,” she added.
Her mother reflects on returning to Kyiv for Christmas despite the risk of a rocket attack.
She said: “We are going to Kyiv to see my dear husband, Amelia’s father, my son, my parents and my brother.
“It’s very difficult. It’s our favorite time of year and when I’m looking to get ready for Christmas, I’m just thinking about how to avoid war or missile attacks here.” Ukraine at that time.”
The GMB Christmas Day special will also include looking back on the year as well as looking forward to the King’s first Christmas Day speech to the nation.
On ITV’s Lorraine, there’s a carnival performance by Craig David and an interview with Gary Barlow, who talks with LA correspondent Ross King about his decades in Take That.
He said, “I was always the most nervous in the band. Everyone has different roles and I am the worrier.
“My only regret looking back is that I wish I had been more present.
“I always think about tomorrow… what are we going to do next year? Big plan? Always planning ahead and I never really enjoy the moment.”
Joel Dommett chats with host Lorraine Kelly to discuss the Masked Singer and his Christmas Day plans, while multiple hosts drop by to redeem gifts.
There will also be “season greetings” from Jonathan Ross, Ant and Dec, Giovanna Fletcher, Adrian Dunbar, etc.
Good Morning Britain airs on Christmas Day on ITV1 and ITVX from 7am, with Lorraine at 9am.
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/and-finally/susanna-reid-reunited-with-singing-ukrainian-girl-during-gmb-christmas-special-42242119.html Susanna Reid reunites with Ukrainian girl singing in GMB Christmas special