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How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield

  • Episode: 

    3 of 3

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 12 Dec 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Episode 3
 
This time, it’s all about food, drink and decoration – preparing for the best Christmas day ever.
 
Rosemary Shrager is on hand in the kitchen to offer advice on all matters food related. She and Phillip put a so-called convenient Christmas to the test by sampling ‘Christmas Dinner In A Box.’
 
Joe Pasquale reveals all there is to know about crackers, while Jenny Agutter investigates the ultimate festive foodie gift - the hamper - showing how to put together a top notch version at the fraction of the price of the ones in posh department stores.
 
Phillip heads to Glasgow, the Prosecco capital of the UK, to ask the public to rank their favourite festive fizz, and he tests the new puddings on the block – ‘reveal’ desserts.
 
Dancer Vincent Simone joins Phillip to test coffee pod machines to determine which is the best on the market, and it’s man against machine as Phillip and his high tech blender go head to head with Michelin starred chef Matt Gillan in a Christmas veg chopping challenge.
 
Interior designers Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe offer advice on Christmas trees, creating a table to blow guests away without blowing the budget, and reveal the latest trends in Christmas lights.
 
Finally Phillip tests some of the more unusual gifts on offer this year to determine if they make truly fabulous presents or just faddy gifts that won’t last beyond Boxing Day. Tonight it’s the turn of the iRoomba labour-saving cleaner, and a bacon ‘toaster’.
 
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.