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How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield

  • Episode: 

    2 of 3

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 05 Dec 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 2
 
This time, Phillip is joined by his wife Stephanie as they investigate what partners should buy each other this Christmas.
 
Lisa Smosarski, editor-in-chief of Stylist Magazine, is on hand to help Phillip and Stephanie navigate the minefield that is gift-giving, with suggestions for big ticket items as well as stocking fillers.
 
Phillip teams up with fellow enthusiast Vernon Kay to try out some of the most popular drones on the market – although their flying skills are put to shame by Luke Bannister, the 17-year-old UK drone racing champion. And the big gadget for this Christmas, the voice activated speaker, is put under the microscope.
 
Coleen Nolan heads to Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield to see which perfume the British public prefers in a blind test – an expensive designer brand or a cheap high street imitation. And the Real Housewives of Cheshire get their hands on the hottest handbags.
 
Among the more unusual gifts which Phillip tests this time is a hydrophobic stain-free shirt, the Illumibowl – a motion activated light for your toilet, and the ‘Licki Brush’, a giant tongue shaped brush you hold in your mouth then use to groom your cat.
 
Series overview
 
This new three-part factual consumer series features Phillip Schofield inviting celebrity guests, experts and members of the public to help him test the latest must-have festive buys.
 
Each programme aims to give an insider’s guide to what to buy for Christmas by testing, rating and reviewing the very latest products jostling for a place under the tree.
 
Guest testers include Jonathan Ross, Vernon Kay, Coleen Nolan and the Real Housewives of Cheshire.
 
Over the course of the series, they will aim to help viewers decide how to spend their Christmas cash on items from toys and gifts, to gadgets and food, to drink and decorations.