The Queen v Daniel O’Donnell on Christmas Day

Daniel and Majellas Christmas Message airs on TV3 at 3pm on Christmas Day. INLS 51-703-CON

Daniel and Majellas Christmas Message airs on TV3 at 3pm on Christmas Day. INLS 51-703-CON

Singing star Daniel O’Donnell and his wife Majella are to go head-to-head with the Queen on Christmas Day.

The couple will deliver a special message to viewers all over Ireland at 3.00pm - the same time as Queen Elizabeth’s traditional address to the Commonwealth.

In their TV3 speech, Daniel and Majella will reflect on the year gone by and remember what is important as we move into 2017.

Daniel said: “Majella and I were delighted to be asked to deliver TV3’s Christmas Message this year. We hope what we say reaches the hearts of everyone on one of the most special days of the year.”