Piers Morgan, left, in the hot seat facing quizmaster Jeremy Clarkson in a fundraising Boxing Day special screening of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Picture:ITV

Outspoken television presenter and journalist, Piers Morgan, is set to appear on a top game show festive special, playing to win money for North Lynn-based charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

Mr Morgan will be in the hot seat in ITV’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? hosted by Jeremy Clarkson to be screened at 9.30pm on Boxing Day.

Scotty’s, which operates from Bergen Way, is there for bereaved British forces children to remind them they are not alone. 

This year is the charity’s 10th anniversary and Your Local Paper readers helped Scotty’s to stage a first-time virtual festival for its young members in September.

Former national newspaper editor Mr Morgan has previously shown his support for Scotty’s and recently talked about the charity on ITV’s Good Morning Britain when Ms Scott and her 12-year-old daughter Brooke, took part in a virtual interview. 

Mr Morgan said: “I can’t think of a more deserving charity than Scotty’s. 

“One of my brothers is a serving army colonel with four daughters, so I know only too well the enormous stresses and strains put on military families when their loved ones are serving their country in combat and, the huge relief when they return safe and well. 

“But sadly, some heroes do not come home and Scotty’s does wonderful work in helping families left bereaved. 

“I just hope I don’t let them down and raise as much money as possible.”

Ms Scott said: “We are so honoured that Piers has chosen to play Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? for Scotty’s. 

“It means so much to have his backing and is a real boost to us as a charity after a particularly tough year for the bereaved forces children we support. 

“We’ll be glued to our TV screens and watching with bated breath.”