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How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield

  • Episode: 

    2 of 3

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 04 Dec 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield
 
“We have road-tested, rated and reviewed the very latest products hoping for a place under your tree, to reveal our very best picks for your hard earned cash this Christmas.” - Phillip Schofield
 
As the nation gears up to for the Christmas shopping onslaught, Phillip Schofield is on hand to put the gifts vying for your festive funds to the test, aided by famous faces and members of the public.
 
Each of the three programmes aims to give viewers a fun and informative guide to what's on offer in the stores and online by testing, rating and reviewing the very latest products jostling for a place under the tree -  from toys, to food and drink, to gifts and gadgets.
 
From finding out if a pooping unicorn is really the top toy to get for Christmas to tasting the top festive fizz and trialling the latest yoga underwear, Phillip sets out to bring you the ultimate inside track on to what to buy in time for the festive season.
 
Philip's wife Steph steps in to help test the products along with guest investigators Coronation Street star Simon Gregson and family, the cast of Emmerdale, Love Island’s two Jacks and Josh, Ninja Warrior’s Chris Kamara, fashion expert Gok Wan and his beloved dog Dolly, comedian Sally Phillips and her sons.
 
Christmas is an expensive time of year and Phillip and his testers scour the shops, test and rate a host of products so they can advise on what they think viewers should spend their Christmas cash on among the bewildering array of products vying for attention, to ensure your yuletide cash brings smiles when the wrapping comes off on Christmas morning.
 
And, at the end of each episode, Phillip reveals his own top three picks to go in his Christmas stocking. 
 
Episode 2 - Gifts and Gadgets
 
Episode two investigates the best gifts and gadgets for your nearest and dearest - and to help Phillip through that minefield, he enlists the help of his wife Stephanie along with the most discerning of judges, the great British public.
 
People often go for expensive branded products at Christmas in the hope of spoiling their loved ones, but are big brands really worth the extra spend? Ten couples, including presenter Ore Oduba and wife Portia, take part in a series of blind test-offs to see if brand or budget is better when all the labels are removed.
 
Fashion expert Gok Wan is on a mission to find the perfect present for his beloved dog Dolly. He visits an exclusive pet boutique who sell collars up to the value of £1,000 as well as testing out more affordable gifts including a dog selfie ball holder and looks at some unusual treats for Christmas including a “Pawsecco” drink and squeaky sprout balls.
 
Also in the show, Love Islanders Jack Fowler, Josh Denzel and Jack Fincham test the latest wireless headphones and the public use their noses for a blind sniff test across a price range of popular floral perfumes on the market.
 
With a quarter of us now having a smart device in our home, Phillip tests out the best-selling tech that can control everything from music to coffee to opening your blinds in the morning, all with a tap of the screen, asking whether they're worth splashing out on this christmas.
 
At the end of the show Phillip reveals his top three picks of the best gifts and gadgets this Christmas.