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Watch Chris Froome Sports Life Stories on ITV4

The new series of Sports Life Stories continues on ITV4 tonight with Team Sky's inspirational cyclist Chris Froome.

Tune in from 10pm to watch Froome recount the remarkable story of how he became only the second British winner of the Tour de France in 2013.

With unique access at his home in South Africa, we gain a new insight into his fierce rivalry with team-mate Sir Bradley Wiggins, and discover how Froome overcame personal tragedy to win one of the most demanding sporting events in the world.

Watch Chris Froome: Sports Life Stories on ITV4 on Tuesday 24th February at 10pm, with contributions from Sir Dave Brailsford and David Walsh.

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Sports Life Stories returns to ITV4 with Peter Shilton

A new series of Sports Life Stories returns to ITV4 on Tuesday 17th February, and first up it's legendary goalkeeper, Peter Shilton.

The 65 year-old won an astonishing 125 caps for England, but he's not the only sporting great we're showcasing this year.

Watch our promo above for an exclusive look at which Sports Life Stories documentaries to look out for in the coming weeks and months.

Sports Life Stories: Peter Shilton will be broadcast on ITV4 at 10pm on Tuesday 17th February.

Bake Off duo land daytime chat show on ITV

The Great British Bake Off stars Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have landed their own daytime chat show on ITV.

Giedroyc joked: "I've been asked to host a show with somebody called Porkin? Parkin..? Portly..? I've never heard of her - but I'll be very happy to meet her soon."

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins got their big break when they appeared on French And Saunders and have hosted TV and radio shows as a duo and separately. Credit: PA

ITV said the pair will chat with "the nation's best-loved celebrities and some of Britain's quirkiest real life characters" in the duo's first daytime job since they fronted Light Lunch and Late Lunch on Channel 4 between 1997 and 1998.

The pair, who met at university in Cambridge, have appeared with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood on the hit baking show since its launch in 2010.

World Cup opener watched by 12.6 million in UK

Brazil's Neymar celebrates scoring a penalty against Croatia yesterday. Credit: Abaca

Brazil's triumph in the opening match of the World Cup was watched by more than 12 million viewers in the UK.

The 3-1 victory by the home nation over Croatia pulled in a peak audience of 12.6 million, while an average of 11.2 million watched for the duration of the match, screened by ITV.

It was a huge leap on the opening game for the previous tournament in 2010, staged in the afternoon in South Africa, which drew an average 4.3 million.

The full coverage of last night's match, together with the opening ceremony including stars such as Jennifer Lopez, drew an average 8.2 million viewers.

ITV and BBC sign FIFA World Cup deal for 2018 and 2022

ITV and BBC have won a new deal with Fifa to broadcast the 2018 World Cup and 2022 World Cup across TV, radio and online.

The 2018 finals will be the 14th consecutive FIFA World Cup that ITV and BBC broadcast together, continuing their long-running and hugely successful broadcast partnership.

ITV and BBC win rights to broadcast both the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups. Credit: PA

Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport said: "The excitement building on the eve of this summer's tournament in Brazil demonstrates how the FIFA World Cup offers a shared, collective experience for people across the UK.

"So we're thrilled to be able to look forward to bringing the next two World Cups free to air to viewers in 2018 and 2022."

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Reid and Hawkins 'excited' for new ITV breakfast show

The presenters of ITV's new breakfast show Good Morning Britain, Susanna Reid and Charlotte Hawkins, said they are excited about next week's launch.

Reid admitted on This Morning, "I'm not sure I'm going to go to bed at all on Sunday night! But it feels very, very exciting".

Charlotte Hawkins and Susanna Reid on the This Morning sofa. Credit: ITV/This Morning

Hawkins, who until recently presented Sky News' Sunrise programme with Holmes, said, "This week has been such fun and we just cannot wait to get going for Monday morning".

Reid revealed, "Obviously we're new to ITV breakfast but there's lots of familiar faces as well... Ben Shephard of course and Sean Fletcher as well and Kate Garraway is still going to be part of the programme".

Good Morning Britain launches on ITV on Monday, 6am to 8.30am. Watch the full interview with Reid and Hawkins here

Second series of Birds of a Feather commissioned by ITV

The sitcom was brought back by ITV in January Credit: ITV

Birds of a Feather is returning for a second series after the ITV remake of the comedy proved a hit with audiences.

The show - in which Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson play sisters sharing a home in Chigwell in Essex after their husbands were sent to prison - was launched 25 years ago by the BBC but was axed by the corporation in 1998.

ITV revived the show in January.

Its creators said: "We hope the further adventures of Sharon, Tracey and Dorien will continue to thrill audiences young and old."

Susanna Reid 'very excited' to join Good Morning Britain

TV star Susanna Reid has said she could not turn down the "huge opportunity" after quitting the BBC Breakfast sofa to join ITV's new rival morning show, Good Morning Britain:

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