Who’s Calling Christian returns to Gold104.3 in 2020

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After a massive first year, Gold104.3’s ‘Who’s Calling Christian’ competition has returned, with listeners once again getting the chance to win big cash.

The premise is simple. Listeners are challenged to get celebrities they know to call Christian O’Connell live on air.

If successful, the listener wins $20,000, while Gold104.3 will also donate the same amount to a charity of the celebrity’s choice.

“The way this year has gone we didn’t know if we would do Who’s Calling Christian. But I think we all need the joy of playing a game like this,” O’Connell said.

“It’s live broadcasting on a tightrope where anyone could suddenly call in from anywhere in the world, like last year when my listeners got over 50 celebrities to call me.

“Like us, celebrities are all at home and bored, they aren’t working on projects, so feeling the love and being contacted by fans to call the show for the chance to win $20,000 for the charity of their choice is going to be welcomed.

“We all know how much charities need our support at the moment and most celebs have charities that they are involved with and support. One call to me could get them $20,000 and the winning call will get that listener $20,000, which is a lifeline this year.

“Someone is just one message away from winning $20,000 dollars, just by Instagramming stars like James Cordon who called me live from LA last year. Your phone and social media are a gateway to booking the next winner of Who’s Calling Christian.”

The first celeb to call in was Ronan Keating, who called in live from London where he’s currently based.

Ronan Keating's call kicked off this year's Who's Calling Christian!They spoke about having a child in 2020 and how…

Posted by The Christian O'Connell Show on Sunday, 6 September 2020

A whopping 57 celebrities took place in 2019, with the winner being Olivia Newton-John, raising $20,000 for her cancer wellness and research centre.

Listener Ryan Stuart also won $20K, and generously gave half of his winnings to Newton-John’s charity and the other half to the RSPCA.

The competition will run for the next two weeks, with finalists announced on September 18.

Then voting opens to the public, with the ultimate winner announced on Monday, September 21.

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