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Who’s Doing The Dishes?

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    1 of 30

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    1 to 5
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 01 Sep 2014
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  • Time: 

    4.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 36 2014 : Sat 30 Aug - Fri 05 Sep
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Who’s Doing The Dishes? is a brand new daytime series for ITV presented by Brian McFadden featuring a host of celebrity faces all trying their hand at cooking…or cleaning as the case may be.
Each week, the programme follows four guests as they attend five dinner parties secretly hosted by different mystery celebrities in their own homes. Celebrity cooks include a host of stars from the world of TV, music and sport including; Louis Walsh, Claire Richards, Amy Childs, Jo Wood, Tina Malone, Wes Brown, Dane Bowers, Alison Hammond, Toyah Wilcox, Sian Lloyd, Vincent Simone, Cheryl Baker, Martin Offiah, Michelle Heaton, Gillian McKeith and Jo McElderry.
As the diners tuck in and deliver their culinary verdicts, they must try to work out who's cooking with the help of clues, which are hidden in the food as well as around the house.  The guests don’t know each other, but they must work together to try and figure out at the end of the evening who their celebrity host is.  If the team can successfully guess the name of the celebrity every night they can win a pot of cash to split between them and the celebrity will be putting their marigolds on. If they don’t, they’ll be doing the dishes! 
Monday 1 September - Louis Walsh
This brand new series ‘Who’s Doing the Dishes?’ starts in Dublin with The X Factor Judge Louis Walsh.  When the former Westlife manager meets up with his old mate Brian McFadden at his home, chaos brakes out in the kitchen. The music mogul has presenter Brian in fits of laughter with a trip down memory lane whilst attempting to cook up a three-course meal.  Used to the high life, being wined and dined, Louis Walsh readily admits he is such a terrible cook that he had never cooked a meal for anyone in his life – until now that is.  As he throws his first ever dinner party, can he hold it together in the kitchen?  Although he knows his meal won’t win him any culinary points, will his clues be cryptic enough to keep his identity a secret, or will his 4 dinner guests kick off their prize pot by guessing he’s the celebrity cook. The first four diners are an eclectic mix with 69 year old theatre producer and pantomime dame Brian, 44 year old beautician Tracey, 39 year old life coach Annie and keep fit fanatic and pharmacist Simon. As the ladies take over table talk and dominate the guessing game, it’s cutlery at dawn and a definite battle of the sexes. Can this group work together as a team to find their feet quickly or end up doing the dishes? 
Tuesday 2 September - Amy Childs
Today our diners have been invited to former Towie star and fashion designer, Amy Child’s glitzy pad. Not a seasoned cook, Amy practised over and over again to get her meal right.  So did practise make perfect?  Did she serve up a meal to be proud of?  Her friend and former X Factor star Rylan Clark popped round to help, fearing the worst for her four dinner guests.  After three course clues, a snoop around Amy’s house, the odd orange references and vagazzle thrown in for good measure, our celebrities attempt to guess her identity and kick off their prize pot with £500.  Gym fanatic Simon finally seems to come out of his shell, but it’s a struggle for 69-year-old theatre director Brian to contribute.  Life coach Annie continues to miss the celebrity guessing mark, but Tracey pulls out a few choice guesses. After a battle of the sexes on day one, can the four diners finally work as a team?  
Wednesday 3 September - Bobby George
Today our dinner guests are invited to darts legend Bobby George’s house.  With his own bar, snooker table and darts room, sequins, cloaks and candelabras, his house is a treasure trove to the man dubbed the Liberace of darts. After Bobby Dazzler fries up a feast in his purpose built Chinese kitchen, he takes presenter Brian McFadden for a spot of fishing in his grounds.  But can he score one hundred and eighty with his cryptic clues?  It’s proving difficult for our four diners tonight as they struggle to guess the king of Bling.  They’re thrown right off the scent until 69-year-old theatre director Brian almost hits the bull’s eye.  But the guessing game rocks on and Brian struggles to be heard, with Simon dismissing his thoughts. It’s hot in the kitchen and even hotter in the dining room as tensions grow and the dishes pile high.  
Thursday 4 September - Claire Richards
Today’s celebrity cook on ‘Who’s Doing the Dishes’ is one fifth of 90’s singing sensation, Claire Richards from Steps. Before she serves up her starter, it’s Steps v’s Westlife on the dance floor; well the kitchen floor; as Claire and Brian master each other’s dance routines.  Things turn rather embarrassing as Brian admits to Claire that she was his first crush. Not so sure it is reciprocated.  So on with the cooking and as Claire creates her dishes, the diners’ get very busy with the clues.  Gym fanatic and pharmacist Simon attempts to take charge today and even shows off his six-pack.  69-year-old theatre director Brian isn’t happy about being upstaged.  As usual 44-year-old beautician Tracey wants to keep everyone in check and causes trouble at the table. They’re wide off the mark with guesses from footballers to rap artists.  So can they work together to guess who their celebrity cook is today and win £500 towards their prize pot? 
Friday 5 September - Jo Woods
Today our diners have been invited to former model and rock star wife Jo Wood’s incredible home.  She may prefer caviar herself, but today she serves up cryptic clues in her dishes from rock ‘n’ roll stew to wood berry crumble as her guests try to guess who their mystery celebrity host is. Used to cooking for rock royalty such as Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart how will Jo cope with our four strangers nosing round her home.  It’s the last chance for our diners to add to their prize pot, but will they be able to work together as a team to succeed. Beautician Tracey is determined to go out in a blaze of glory but frustration takes over as confusion sets in and Simon rocks the boat.