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  • The Martin Lewis Money Show Live

    Ep 13/

    The brand new series of the Martin Lewis Money Show Live continues as Britain’s most trusted man answers your questions on family finances, jobs and consumer rights.

    Time: 8.30pm - 9.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 51 2020 : Sat 12 Dec - Fri 18 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com

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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Thursday 3 December 2020.

    The Martin Lewis Money Show Live

    It’s officially the final countdown to Christmas Day, and with just days to go, Martin Lewis shares his top money saving tips. He’ll also be answering your questions on consumer rights and family budgets - and there’s the latest News You Can Use and Martin’s Big Briefing.

    Presented by Martin Lewis and Angellica Bell

     

  • The Savoy at Christmas

    Ep 1/1

    The festive season is the busiest time of year. Across the hotel, every department is preparing for the rush and the hotel is fully booked.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 51 2020 : Sat 12 Dec - Fri 18 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: hannah.green@itv.com , lyndsey.large@itv.com

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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Thursday 3 December 2020.

    The Savoy at Christmas

    “In terms of ordering…some days you receive 50 cases of champagne and those will be gone within about three days.”

    Thierry, restaurant manager at The Savoy Grill

    Filled with glamour, elegance, history and character and truly the first luxury hotel in Britain, The Savoy has sat alongside the River Thames for over 130 years. It has hosted rock stars and royalty, Oscar winners and prime ministers and is now opening its famous revolving doors to the cameras for this brand new Christmas Special.

    The festive season is the busiest time of year. Across the hotel, every department is preparing for the rush and the hotel is fully booked.

    Upstairs in the Butler’s Pantry, tensions are high as head butler Sean is preparing his newest recruit, Michael, for his first ever Christmas at the hotel. Michael is responsible for preparing the room for the Sprenger family, who spend every Christmas at The Savoy.

    Michael says: “People are going to come and spend Christmas with their families. They want the tree, they want the presents. They’ve saved up for this. It needs to be perfect.”

    Restaurant director Anne is busily preparing the hotel’s four restaurants and her 160 staff for Christmas, and hoping that she might be able to take the day off and spend it with her own family for the first time in four years. The last time she was at home on Christmas Day was when her daughter was born and she was on maternity leave. Anne is desperate to get home in time to put her little girl to bed on Christmas Eve.

    Anne says: “It’s a very challenging job to make plans, because if I have to be here then I have to be here. That’s the nature of the beast. As parents, you can really give yourself the guilts, you feel like you’re not enough.”

    The Savoy Grill’s restaurant director Thierry and executive head chef Ben are also preparing for a very busy day. With a seven-course Christmas lunch to prepare and three sittings, they will be serving up 4500 dishes in total on Christmas day.

    Thierry says: “It’s not like a normal day. Of course, I’d rather be at home. But let’s enjoy it. Hospitality is tough - if you don’t keep control of everything, then it’s going to collapse.”

    Thierry’s mum is over from France for Christmas and pops into the Thames Foyer for a festive afternoon tea with her hard-working son.

    Regular guest, Howell Harris drives from Wales to spend his first Christmas at the hotel since his mother died.  Head butler Sean goes out of his way to make sure he is looked after and surprises him with a special trip to make it a Christmas he will remember.

    On New Year’s Eve, new butler Michael is rushed off his feet delivering in-room dining to the high paying guests.

    While downstairs Anne is dealing with another staffing crisis as she prepares to welcome 400 guests, who have paid up to £495 each to see in the New Year with riverside views of the midnight fireworks.

    Anne says: “There is absolutely no room for error. You are on a very strict timeframe so that your guests can celebrate New Year the way they wish to...and then I can breathe.”

    A Studio Ramsay Production.

     

     

  • For The Love Of Britain

    Scotland Ep 3/10

    For The Love of Britain is a new series in which Julie Walters invites us to take a great escape into our great outdoors.

    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 51 2020 : Sat 12 Dec - Fri 18 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Thursday 3 December 2020.

    For The Love of Britain

    Series overview

    For The Love of Britain is a new series in which Julie Walters invites us to take a great escape into our great outdoors.

    Britain - the majestic isle we call home - is made up of some gloriously varied landscapes. Sitting within those landscapes are the cherished places we never tire of and plenty of hidden gems many of us are yet to discover. For The Love of Britain provides a guide to both, taking us on a journey through all that’s truly great about our country. 

    With the help of some familiar faces, the series explores the length and breadth of the nation, with each episode focussing on a different part of the UK. From our lakes, to our peaks and our sweeping coastline, viewers will be guided through our green and pleasant island home... from those who both live in it and love it.

    Episode 3 - Scotland

    Julie Walters invites us to escape into the great British outdoors, unearthing our country’s hidden gems as well as exploring its most celebrated treasures.

    In this episode we explore the magic and mystery of the Islands and highlands of Scotland.

    Julia Bradbury hikes the West Highland Way, while Robson Green attempts to dive for scallops off the Isle of Skye. At the historic Edinburgh castle, local boy Rory Bremner finds an unusual way to set his watch, and in the waters around the Isle of Mull, Liz Bonnin gets up close with some rare sea creatures.

     

  • Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh 

    Ep 15/

    The nation’s favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh is to front a brand new Sunday morning show for ITV, Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh. 

    Time: 10.00am - 11.55am

    Genre: Daytime

    Week: Week 51 2020 : Sat 12 Dec - Fri 18 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com

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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Thursday 3 December 2020.

    Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh 

    Series overview

    The nation’s favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh is to front a brand new Sunday morning show for ITV, Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh. 

    Set in the heart of Hampshire, the legendary horticulturist, presenter and author will celebrate all that is great about the British countryside, art, crafts, manufacturing and produce. 

    Plus, in this 10 x 120’ series, Alan will be chatting to celebrity guests as well as wildlife, craft and sustainability experts who will be sharing their top tips on how to make the most of our outside spaces no matter how big or small.

    Alan Titchmarsh said: "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the British countryside and the people who look after it. It is all too easy to forget the contribution to our daily lives that those who are skilled at country crafts, looking after our landscape, our wildlife and our farm animals make. 'Love Your Weekend' is an entertaining celebration of rural life and country matters and I'm chuffed to bits to be presenting it."

    A Spun Gold and Penny Lane production

    Episode 15

    Joining Alan Titchmarsh this week are Beverley Knight and Sir Cliff Richard, who’s toasting eight decades at the top with festive liqueurs.

     

     

     

     

  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: The Million Pound Question

    Pat Gibson Ep 4/6

    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: The Million Pound Question revisits iconic wins.

    Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 51 2020 : Sat 12 Dec - Fri 18 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: itvpresscentre@itv.com

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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Thursday 3 December 2020.

    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: The Million Pound Question

    Episode 4: Pat Gibson​

    Who Wants to be a Millionaire: The Million Pound Question features an exclusive interview with Pat Gibson, current number one in the World quiz rankings, as he recalls the highs and lows of the game that made him in a millionaire in 2004.  Plus, we’ll revisit some memorable moments from the games of celebrities Al Murray, Harry Hill, Paul O’Grady, Jo Brand and Nick Hancock.

  • Des O’Connor: The Ultimate Entertainer

    Ep 1/1

    ITV pays tribute to Des O'Connor in a special programme celebrating his life and work.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 51 2020 : Sat 12 Dec - Fri 18 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Thursday 3 December 2020.

    Des O’Connor: The Ultimate Entertainer

    ITV will pay tribute to Des O'Connor in a one hour special celebrating his life and work.  Des was the longest serving prime time TV host on British Television.  He topped theatre bills globally, including over a thousand solo appearances at the London Palladium. And despite much mockery from Morecambe & Wise, he released 36 Chart topping albums.  With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Des O'Connor was a showbusiness legend.

    Filming began earlier this year after Des, at 88 years old, decided to take a well-earned retirement from the spotlight.  With insight from family and showbiz friends, and with exclusive access to an amazing collection of hundreds of unseen home movies, the programme will provide an intimate portrayal of how Des went from Butlins Redcoat to become the ultimate entertainer.  

    Contributors include:

    Jonathan Ross
    Jay Leno
    Melanie Sykes
    Bradley Walsh
    Joe Pasquale
    Alan Davies
    Elaine Paige
    Sir Cliff Richard
    Jimmy Tarbuck
    Sheila Ferguson
    Jodie Brooke Wilson
    Adam O'Connor

     

    Executive Producers – Will Smith & Melanie Sykes
    Film Editor – Danielle Jones
    Produced & Directed by Ali Lynch

     

  • James Martin’s Saturday Morning

    James Martin’s Saturday Morning at Christmas Ep 15/

    James Martin is as busy as ever in his kitchen with more brand new episodes of James Martin’s Saturday Morning for viewers to get stuck into on ITV.

    Time: 9.30am - 11.40am

    Genre: Daytime

    Week: Week 51 2020 : Sat 12 Dec - Fri 18 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com

    Picture contact: emma.daly@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Saturday 28 November 2020.

    James Martin’s Saturday Morning at Christmas

    Episode 15

    James is back in the kitchen on a Saturday morning and he's kickstarting the countdown to Christmas with a feast of festive food and fun. He'll be joined by comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont, singer Katherine Jenkins and chefs Daniel Clifford and Sabrina Gidda. Plus, there's a Masterclass in Christmas cake.

    Series overview

    James Martin is as busy as ever in his kitchen with more brand new episodes of James Martin’s Saturday Morning for viewers to get stuck into on ITV.  

    Each week James will partner up with some of Britain’s best food producers to share tips and recipes over Zoom, including cider makers in Wales, duck farmers from the Scilly Isles and Dan the Fish Man from North Devon.

    James will catch up with top chef pals Paul Ainsworth, Lesley Waters, Atul Kochar and more. Plus, celebs including Beverley Knight, Suzi Perry, and Marvin Humes will feature. 

    For budding chefs seeking James’s top tips, he’s got plenty more masterclasses up his sleeve, including making panna cotta and honeycomb.

    Cinnamon souffle and poached pears, meatless meatballs, scallops and salt baked celeriac, Chipotle chicken, lamb curry and more are all on the menu in this mouthwatering series.  

    A Blue Marlin production

     

  • The Martin Lewis Money Show Live

    Ep 12/

    The brand new series of the Martin Lewis Money Show Live continues as Britain’s most trusted man answers your questions on family finances, jobs and consumer rights.

    Time: 8.30pm - 9.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com

    Picture contact: tom.hodson@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Saturday 28 November 2020.

    The Martin Lewis Money Show Live

    With just two weeks to go until Christmas Day, Martin Lewis shares his top tips on how to make your money go further during this very different festive period. He’ll be answering your questions on how the ongoing crisis affects personal finances and consumer rights. There’s also the latest News You Can Use and Martin’s Big Briefing.

    Presented by Martin Lewis and Angellica Bell

     

  • Celebrity Juice

    Ep 8/

    Outrageous and inimitable host Keith Lemon returns with a new series of Celebrity Juice alongside brand-new team captains Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack. 

    Time: 10.00pm - 10.50pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: emma.hall@fremantle.com

    Picture contact: emma.hall@fremantle.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Saturday 28 November 2020.

    Celebrity Juice

    Episode 8

    Outrageous and inimitable host Keith Lemon returns with a new series of Celebrity Juice alongside brand-new team captains Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack. Joining them this week for more games, fun and anarchy will be Drag Race judge Michelle Visage, presenter Maya Jama, comedian Alex Brooker and Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts.

     

     

  • Queens Of The Street

    Ep 1/1

    We mark 60 glorious years of Coronation Street, the world’s longest-running soap, with a celebration of the women who have ruled the roost in Weatherfield since the very first episode in December 1960.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Soaps

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: jake.way@itv.com

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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Saturday 28 November 2020.

    Queens Of The Street

    We mark 60 glorious years of Coronation Street, the world’s longest-running soap, with a celebration of the women who have ruled the roost in Weatherfield since the very first episode in December 1960.

    With the help of some of the Street’s most famous female faces, past and present, including Julie Hesmondhalgh, Sally Lindsay, Helen Worth, Alison King, Sue Nicholls, Sally Dynevor, Kate Ford, Dolly-Rose Campbell and Patti Clare amongst others, Coronation Street’s longest-serving resident William Roache, writers, producers and celebrity fans including Sir Derek Jacobi and Lorraine Kelly, we salute the First Ladies of Coronation Street from every decade - their strength,  their vulnerability and their humour.

    With exclusive backstage access we also take you behind the scenes to reveal exactly what it takes to get a staggering six episodes of the show onscreen every week, and what it is about Coronation Street that has produced such amazing talent over the years including Suranne Jones and Sarah Lancashire.

     

     

  • The Emily Atack Show

    Ep 6/6

    Actress, writer and TV personality Emily Atack will be bringing her relatable stand-up comedy and mischievous sketches and skits about life as a young woman to ITV2 in this brand-new series, The Emily Atack Show.

    Time: 10.00pm - 10.50pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: sarah.banbury@itv.com

    Picture contact: sarah.banbury@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Saturday 28 November 2020.

    The Emily Atack Show

    Series overview

    Actress, writer and TV personality Emily Atack will be bringing her relatable stand-up comedy and mischievous sketches and skits about life as a young woman to ITV2 in this brand-new series, The Emily Atack Show.

    Emily will also show off impressions of well-loved celebrities, from Gemma Collins and Keith Lemon, to Holly Willoughby. 

    Each episode covers a different theme, including Dating, Going Out, Family, Image, Friends and Growing Up. Each show topic will allow Emily to not only have real fun with her comedy but also explore her own life experiences and showcase her loveable, unfiltered self.

    The show is exec produced by David Granger and Andy Charles Smith for Monkey, which is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. Peter Tierney is the Commissioning Editor for ITV2.

    Episode 6

    Emily Atack fronts her own sketch, stand-up and impressions show all about the trials and tribulations of modern life.

    This week’s theme is Growing Up: having turned 30, Emily reflects on the struggles of trying to pretend she’s an adult. She candidly talks about her teen years when she wanted to be the drunkest person at a party to, in a blink of an eye, being in her 30s and pretending not to be drunk at a baby shower.

    Sketches touch on the whole gamut of adulting including; the new-found joy of cancelling plans last minute; learning to cope when everyone around you starts marrying off and having babies; and the ruthlessly competitive nature of hitting milestones like getting engaged. Impressions include Stacey Solomon, Holly Willoughby and Keith Lemon.

    Last in the series.

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    Interview with Emily Atack 

    Tell us a little bit about your new show, what can viewers expect?

    Emily Atack; It’s the Emily Atack show, which I still can’t quite believe saying that out loud seems very, very surreal. My whole life I’ve wanted to make a sketch show and I’ve wanted to try stand up. So, merging the two together was just the perfect opportunity for me to try my hand at both. 

    “When I was very young I always wanted to do my own sketch show and I’d make characters up in my head.  I think the series is a modern version of those traditional sketch shows that I used to watch. Seeing how a woman of my age navigates her way through life and all of these obvious topics that we’re faced with, like dating, families and friends and just having a good old laugh at my expense to see how I handle these situations.” 

    “I really want these sketches to be relatable. I really hope they are.  I’ve watched the greats, like French and Saunders, Catherine Tate and all these incredible women. The difference with their sketches is that they have created so many incredible characters that have stood the test of time, I just hope I can do this too.” 

    Is it biographical or is it stories that you’ve accumulated from talking to your friends?

    Emily Atack; “It’s a bit of both!  Viewers will see in the episodes where I focus on my family, that I end up admitting quite a lot of things on stage in front of my poor parents!   It's taking a look at how we feel about things as women in general, so it's not always just my personal experiences.

    “I do have a problem with oversharing though, I want to reach out to people and say we’re all human beings and this is what we sometimes have to go through in life, whether it’s breakups or awkward moments with your family. I just really hope people identify with all these things.” 

    Given the current climate, do you think it’s important that we can all still laugh about things and talk openly about what’s happening in our lives? 

    Emily Atack; “Absolutely. Do you know what I love about the show?  It’s a reminder of real life. What it was before and what it will be again. There’s no reference to Covid whatsoever in the series, you wouldn't think it was filmed in the middle of a pandemic. Obviously the restrictions we had on set were incredibly tight. It was so difficult to film and unlike any other filming experience I’ve ever had, but we wanted to make sure that it was a Covid free show and I just really hope it gives people some form of escapism.  It's good to laugh at silly fun things again. I’m hoping it comes at a time when we all need this a little bit.” 

    It’s great to see a female fronted comedy.  Who are your comedy heroes?

    Emily Atack; “I’ve got so many! I always say this, while other eight year olds were watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch and shows like that, I was watching French and Saunders and other great comedy sketch shows. My mum always had these shows on because she worked in the industry too. My mum is also an inspiration to me. She had a sketch show in the 80’s which I’ve YouTubed plenty of times.” 

    “I had a bit of an old soul when I was younger and I looked up to all of these women. Rather than be a princess, I wanted to be the funny girl.  I love Catherine Tate, Miranda, all these incredible women and I thought, ‘I definitely want to be the funny girl on telly.’” 

    Do you get nervous when you’re doing your stand up?

    Emily Atack; “Absolutely. I get so nervous. Even now. I remember when I did my tour last year and I was so nervous, I thought, ‘don’t worry the nerves will go,’ but they do not leave you.” 

    “I was especially terrified during the stand up elements of the sketch show when I had family and friends there. My brain just freezes and I panic. It’s that thing of wanting to please people that you know and love. It’s absolutely terrifying. You’re basically out there and saying, ‘can you all laugh at my jokes please?”  Once I get into it though, I feel comfortable. I just have to pretend I'm in the pub with my friends and just telling a story or silly anecdotes. And that’s how I get through it.” 

    “You can’t beat stand up, it's so lovely and such a different experience having the crowd's reaction to working on set. I really hope the show just brings those things together. There’s some impressions in there too. I’ve included everything in the series and I just hope people love it.”

    Each week focuses on a particular topic, the first one starts with dating. How did you decide which areas of your life to cover?

    Emily Atack; “It’s things that I like talking about. When people say write about what you know, I know about dating, I can talk about dating forever, I can talk about body image, family, friends and all these things we’re faced with.  We have the social media element as well now to deal with.  The show is my way of discussing how we navigate our way through these things in the modern world.  It’s just showing the pressures of it all and how difficult it can be, with social media in your life everyone’s on show now and comparing lives. So it tackles those things, but it tackles it in a very light hearted way.” 

    How long did it take you to write the series? Do you work alone or do you work with co-writers?

    Emily Atack; “We wrote the pilot over a year ago now and I have an incredible team of people. It was the most amazing experience to sit around creatively. I basically sat and said; “These are the characters that i’ve imagined for a long time now and these are the scenarios.” I’d sit and come up with ideas for a scene and I'd have amazing people who help me structure that.  I was so lucky with the little team that I had because they completely got me. They completely understood what I wanted from this and they really helped create the show that I wanted to make.” 

    “I also really discovered my joy for writing and I just loved sitting there writing with other creative people, having them understand your ideas and build on them. It’s just such a lovely thing and it’s so wonderful doing it with funny women as well. Just sitting around and laughing. It’s like a big old therapy session. We all share stories and how we have dealt with certain things, it’s just a really fun, creative thing to do, to sit and talk about things that you’ve been through and discuss how we can then put a funny spin on it.” 

    What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

    Emily Atack, “Don’t be late! That is one of my biggest things. In this industry you can’t really give advice, everybody is trying to navigate their way through this as best they can and everyone has their own stories to tell, it’s all very personal to them. However, the two things that my mum always brought me up on was don’t be late and just be nice and try not to be hung over!   It's very simple advice that I’ve always taken with me, be good to people, be kind, be nice but have fun and hopefully the work will keep coming.” 

    What is harder, doing the jungle or stand up?

    Emily Atack; “That is a really good question! They’re both very similar, as they’re both terrifying but they’re both fulfilling and you come out of each experience feeling so proud of yourself, you feel like you’ve just climbed a mountain. I’d say both equally as terrifying, but equally as rewarding.”

    Can you tell us the worst chat up line you’ve ever received or you’ve ever heard? 

    Emily Atack; “Well I’ve accidentally been called Charlotte (my character in The InBetweeners) a few times. Whenever that has happened, it’s funny and it’s been quite endearing, I just laugh it off.   It’s not the best opening or greeting is it? A double kiss and a “Charlotte it’s nice to meet you!”  At least call me by my actual name!"  

    You’re renowned for your impressions. Do you have a favourite one that you like to do?

    Emily Atack; “I’ve included some news ones in the series which has been really fun. However, when I imitate the G.C, it always seems to go down really, really well, because everybody loves her, she’s so wonderfully hilarious. I think it’s a testament to how many people love her, when people love the impression of her.  People also tell me I do a great Holly Willoughby impression as well and again I think because everybody loves Holly Willoughby so much. It’s like home from home, when you see someone doing an impression of someone that you really, really love. So, I would say The G.C and Holly.” 

    Have they seen your impressions and have they said anything to you? 

    Emily Atack; “I think The G.C has seen a few of my impressions. To be honest, I’ve never actually done my impression of Holly in public, so I’m not sure she’ll know that I’m doing  it. They all know that I’m a huge champion of these amazing women and I’m never here to poke fun at anybody. It’s all just fun and I only do impressions of people that I admire.” 

    Is there anyone you find difficult to do?

    Emily Atack; “Yes, there’s loads of people. I really want to be able to nail a male impression. I imitate Keith Lemon in the sketch show and I'm really nervous about it, because as a woman doing an impression of a guy, it’s so difficult as our voice boxes are completely different.  I’ll see what viewers think of this one and if they like it maybe I’ll try some more male impressions.” 

    How have you been keeping busy in lock down?

    Emily Atack; “Lockdown was so difficult for everybody. I live on my own so it was particularly hard at times. But, I’m very lucky. I’ve got my health and I’m very busy working again. I’m so fortunate to be working and I count my blessings every day for that. It’s just very tough for everyone right now. But as long as we’re healthy, staying safe and sticking to the rules. We’ve just got to get through this rubbish bit of life and hopefully we can all get together and cuddle each other and snog each other again soon!“

     

     

  • Paul O’Grady’s Great British Escape

    Kent Ep 5/6

    In this brand new six-part ITV series, presenter Paul O’Grady shares the beautiful sights, stories and secrets of his beloved adopted home county, Kent.

    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: hannah.green@itv.com , lyndsey.large@itv.com

    Picture contact: hannah.green@itv.com , lyndsey.large@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Saturday 28 November 2020.

    Paul O’Grady’s Great British Escape

    Series overview

    “Kent is known as the garden of England but her beauty has been slightly tarnished lately because all you hear about Kent is lorry parks and operation stack on the M20. I think it’s about time Kent was given a fair hearing because there’s some lovely stuff down here and a hell of a lot I haven’t seen, you know.” Paul O’Grady

    In this brand new six-part ITV series, presenter Paul O’Grady shares the beautiful sights, stories and secrets of his beloved adopted home county, Kent. 

    With foreign holidays off the cards, Paul’s heading off in search of thrills, spills and misadventure on his very own doorstep, from his Kent farm.  He will escape across all corners of the county to discover the weird, wonderful, extraordinary and unusual gems that Kent has to offer. From exploring some of the county’s extraordinary scenery and wildlife to unearthing quirky tales of local history and tradition – Paul is on a mission to share the ultimate Kent staycation and lots of laughter along the way.

    An Olga TV Production.

    Episode 5

    This episode sees Paul explore Kent’s beautiful forests – in fact the county is number one in England for the most ancient woodland.  Covering over 10% of Kent’s bucolic countryside, Paul meets the people, and animals, who thrive in this stunning backdrop.

    First, Paul escapes to the Wildwood Trust just outside Canterbury – a wildlife conservation centre helping protect some of Britain’s most endangered animals.  He first meets one of the UK’s most iconic, but threatened rodents – the adorable dormouse - before helping to muck out the hutch of another classic British animal – the water vole.   Things soon go awry though when Paul loses one of them – in his wellie…. Paul finishes by feeding the centre’s majestic brown bears – rescued from hunters in Bulgaria and now living happily in Kent.

    Paul then travels five miles down the road to Kentish Pip, a 100-year old cider apple orchard.  Here he meets farmer Sam who teaches him the art of ‘panking’ – shaking apples of a tree with a long pole.  Paul is then let loose on a harvester to hoover up all the fallen apples – to mixed results as he also manages to takes out a tree…. Paul is then rewarded for all his hard work with a cider tasting session – which leaves him pretty sozzled…

    Paul then heads deep into the weald of Kent to learn the ancient skill of horse coppicing.  He meets environmental forester Frankie and her magnificent shire horses, who Paul immediately falls in love with, despite them being somewhat gassy…. Paul helps to drag a log pile of coppiced trees through the forest by steering Frankie’s horses – it proves an unforgettable experience for Paul, although again his driving skills leave a bit to be desired.

    Finally Paul meets beekeeper John whose many thousands of bees thrive in Kent’s flourishing woodlands.  Living on a farm, Paul’s long considered getting some hives of his own so he uses this meeting with John as a test drive to see if bee keeping is a hobby he should take up.  And once he’s eats a mouthful of the fresh honey he’s helped John harvest, he is bowled over by just how wonderful it tastes.

     

     

  • Don’t Hate The Playaz 

    Ep 8/

    Series three of the highly-anticipated, RTS award-winning, Hip Hop comedy show will see two teams battle it out for the ultimate prize – bragging rights!

    Time: 10.00pm - 10.45pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    Don’t Hate The Playaz 

    Series overview

    Series three of the highly-anticipated, RTS award-winning, Hip Hop comedy show will see two teams battle it out for the ultimate prize – bragging rights!

    New and exciting games are in store for viewers to enjoy, which will test the teams’ Hip Hop knowledge and ability!

    Jordan Stephens returns as host, alongside team captains Maya Jama and Lady Leshurr, with DJ Shortee Blitz on hand to drop the tracks. They will be joined by a stellar line-up of live studio guests and team players including music legends, comedians and celebrity Hip Hop lovers – Professor Green, Yung Filly & Chunkz, Katherine Ryan, Judi Love, Big Narstie, Munya Chawawa, MNEK, Mutya Buena & Wes Nelson to name a few. There will be a few exciting surprises from across the pond and viewers will also be treated to exclusive performances from Dizzee Rascal, Ms Banks and Big Zuu.

    Don’t Hate The Playaz is produced by BAFTA-winning producer Monkey, which is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. Filming has already begun on the new series.

    Episode 8

    Maya Jama, Katherine Ryan and Harry Pinero go up against Lady Leshurr, Desiree Burch and IAMDDB as they face rap battles, dance-offs and freestyling challenges.

    Jordan Stephens hosts, with help from DJ Shortee Blitz on the decks.

     

     

  • Great Art

    Renoir: Revered and Reviled Ep 5/5

    This stunning film – based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

    Time: 10.45pm - 11.45pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    Great Art

    Episode 5: Renoir: Revered and Reviled

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir is known and loved for his impressionist paintings of Paris.

    These paintings count among the world’s favourites. Renoir, however, grew tired of this style and changed course.

    This stunning film – based on the remarkable collection of 181 Renoirs at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia – examines the direction he then took and why it provokes such extreme reactions right up to today.

    Some claim they are repulsed by Renoir’s later works and some claim they are seduced. What may surprise many is that among the many artists who sought Renoir’s new works out and were clearly highly influenced by them were the two giants of the 20th century – Picasso and Matisse.

    The film is a fresh new biography of this artistic giant, but more than that it uncovers a rarely told story that places Renoir as a critical link between the old and the new.

     

  • For The Love Of Britain

    Lake District Ep 2/10

    For The Love of Britain is a new series in which Julie Walters invites us to take a great escape into our great outdoors.

    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    For The Love of Britain

    Series overview

    For The Love of Britain is a new series in which Julie Walters invites us to take a great escape into our great outdoors.

    Britain - the majestic isle we call home - is made up of some gloriously varied landscapes. Sitting within those landscapes are the cherished places we never tire of and plenty of hidden gems many of us are yet to discover. For The Love of Britain provides a guide to both, taking us on a journey through all that’s truly great about our country. 

    With the help of some familiar faces, the series explores the length and breadth of the nation, with each episode focussing on a different part of the UK. From our lakes, to our peaks and our sweeping coastline, viewers will be guided through our green and pleasant island home... from those who both live in it and love it.

    Episode 2 - Lake District

    In this episode we visit Britain’s most popular national park, the Lake District.

    Julia Bradbury will be hiking up England’s third highest peak, the mighty Helvellyn. Ben Fogle tests his own head for heights with an unusual climbing experience at Honister slate mine. In the wild Borrowdale Valley, Ray Mears meets some of Britain’s biggest ants, while Ade Edmondson captains a vintage steamer on the waters of lake Ullswater.

  • The Real Housewives of Cheshire

    S12 Ep 9/

    The Real Housewives of Cheshire are back and ready to bring even more raucous fun and socially distanced drama to the screen.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    Series overview

    The Real Housewives of Cheshire are back and ready to bring even more raucous fun and socially distanced drama to the screen. 

    Dawn Ward, Ester Dohnalová, Hanna Kinsella, Lauren Simon, Nicole Sealey, Rachel Lugo, Seema Malhotra and Tanya Bardsley will all return for the brand-new series. However, there is a surprise in store for the ladies when they are joined by a bombshell, new housewife, Lystra Adams.

    There is never a dull moment in Cheshire, and following Lystra’s arrival, viewers can expect plenty of laughter, copious amounts of glamour and more gossip than you can handle!

    Episode 9

    Now that the world knows the gender of The Kinsellas’ baby, it’s back to work as Hanna plans her next step to world domination.

    Nicole and Joe explore the potential of her ‘psychic abilities’ but would she ever predict the outcome of Lauren’s new makeover? 

    Meanwhile, Rachel’s new romance continues to flourish, but will it rub off on another Housewife when she sets them up on a blind date?

     

     

  • Coronation Street: 60 Unforgettable Years

    Ep 1/1

    This special explores the legacy of the world’s longest-running soap opera.

    Time: 8.30pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Soaps

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    Coronation Street: 60 Unforgettable Years 

    This special explores the legacy of the world’s longest-running soap opera. Coronation Street: 60 Unforgettable Years is a special celebrating the diamond anniversary of Britain’s favourite soap.

    We'll hear never heard before secrets from the show's stars - from first audition nerves, to fallouts, to memorable location shoots, to remembering their special memories of the storylines that gripped the nation.

    Giggles and gaffes, jaw-dropping moments unseen for decades as Coronation Street: 60 Unforgettable Years tells the story of how  this treasured soap has become a national institution.

    Narrated by Joanna Lumley OBE and featuring Michelle Keegan, Julie Hesmondalgh, William Roach, Barbara Knox, David Neilsen, Lorna Laidlaw, Simon Gregson, John Thomson, Sally Dynevor, Michael Le Vell, Alexandra Mardell, Jack P Shepherd, Jimmi Harkishin, Alan Halsall, Jennie McAlpine, Tina O'Brien and a host of other Coronation Street stars.

     

  • Gary Barlow’s Night at the Museum

    Ep 1/1

    Gary Barlow hosts an hour of musical fun from the Natural History Museum in London.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.05pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    Gary Barlow’s Night at the Museum

    Gary Barlow hosts an hour of musical fun from the Natural History Museum in London.

    A stellar line up featuring some of the UK's best loved stars join music legend Gary Barlow for a one-off TV special that promises to be a truly spectacular event held at a truly magnificent venue.   

    Gary Barlow's Night At The Museum will see the award-winning singer songwriter performing both new music, from his new album ‘Music Played By Humans’, and some of his greatest hits accompanied by an orchestra in the splendid setting of London's iconic Natural History Museum.   Gary will be joined through the night by a range of special guests including global superstar and friend Michael Bublé, Jack Whitehall, Jason Donovan, Ronan Keating, Alesha Dixon, Alfie Boe, Beverly Knight and Sebastian Yatra. 

    Guaranteed to be the hottest ticket in town, ITV viewers will have a front row seat at this exclusive music event. 

    Gary Barlow: “I am so excited to host this music special.  During a tumultuous time for the whole country, it feels amazing to be able to put on a proper night of entertainment at one of the most exciting locations in London and featuring some amazing guests and musicians.  It’s going to be a very special evening and even though we are staying inside at the moment, let's get our glad rags on and make believe we’re heading out for the night"

    Katie Rawcliffe, ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning said: “We are thrilled to be working alongside the super talented Gary Barlow on what will be a wonderfully unique and exciting event giving ITV viewers the chance to sit back and enjoy some brilliant music from some of the biggest stars.”

    Gary Barlow’s Night At The Museum is an ITV Studios production for ITV.  It was commissioned by Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning, ITV and David Smyth, Commissioner Entertainment, ITV.  The executive producers are Sally Wood and Fiona Clark, ITV Studios. 

     

  • Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh 

    Ep 14/

    The nation’s favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh is to front a brand new Sunday morning show for ITV, Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh. 

    Time: 10.00am - 11.55am

    Genre: Daytime

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh 

    Series overview

    The nation’s favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh is to front a brand new Sunday morning show for ITV, Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh. 

    Set in the heart of Hampshire, the legendary horticulturist, presenter and author will celebrate all that is great about the British countryside, art, crafts, manufacturing and produce. 

    Plus, in this 10 x 120’ series, Alan will be chatting to celebrity guests as well as wildlife, craft and sustainability experts who will be sharing their top tips on how to make the most of our outside spaces no matter how big or small.

    Alan Titchmarsh said: "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the British countryside and the people who look after it. It is all too easy to forget the contribution to our daily lives that those who are skilled at country crafts, looking after our landscape, our wildlife and our farm animals make. 'Love Your Weekend' is an entertaining celebration of rural life and country matters and I'm chuffed to bits to be presenting it."

    A Spun Gold and Penny Lane production

    Episode 14

    Alan Titchmarsh welcomes national treasures Sheila Hancock and Jane Horrocks to the farm and celebrates the best Christmas trees and puddings.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 5 Gold Rings

    Ep 6/6

    Phillip Schofield returns with a brand-new series of 5 GOLD RINGS. The worldwide hit gameshow where players have to find the answer to a question and put a ring on it.

    Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    Episode 6

    Gameshow hosted by Phillip Schofield. This week mother and daughter duo Kay and Paula take on best friends Ryan and Rob in a bid to win more than £50k. All they have to do is find the answer on the giant interactive floor and put a ring on it.

    Series overview

    PLEASE NOTE THIS SERIES WAS FILMED BEFORE LOCKDOWN

    Phillip Schofield returns with a brand-new series of 5 Gold Rings. The worldwide hit gameshow where players have to find the answer to a question and put a ring on it. 

    The new series kickstarts with a Coronation Street V’s Emmerdale special as Corrie’s Simon Gregson takes on Emmerdale’s Matthew Wolfenden as the pair play alongside members of the public to help them win a cash prize. Joining Simon is Brenda from Yorkshire. She has watched Coronation Street from the beginning and would love to buy a new kitchen if she wins any money. Matthew is joined by Frank from London, who would love to take his girlfriend of 10 years on a once in a lifetime holiday to Japan. Frank has a very unusual hobby, wherever he travels he likes to buy a ukulele to add to his collection so he is hoping to win enough money to do both!

    Each week, two teams go head-to-head in an attempt to win over £50,000.  Using one of their 5 Gold Rings they must find the answer to a beautifully animated visual question displayed on the show’s famous giant interactive floor.  Each ring is worth a different amount of money and as the money goes up the rings get smaller; making the answers much harder to find.

    The stakes are high because each team gets just one chance to answer each question.  If they answer correctly then they will bank the cash. But if they are incorrect, the opposing team will get the chance to answer the question and steal the cash for themselves.

    The teams are given two lifelines to help them along the way.  They can choose to ‘Flip the Floor’ to reveal a new question or they can use their ‘Team of Five’ family and friends sitting in the audience.  Their ‘Team of Five’ each has a digital tablet with which to place a virtual ring where they think the correct answer is, in the hope they’ll help their loved ones bank their money.   

    For the contestants every pixel really does count as the state-of-the-art software, specially crafted for this gameshow, detects exactly where each ring is placed on the floor down to just one pixel.  

    Viewers can again play along at home with the 5 Gold Rings App - which has been downloaded over one million times! Once again viewers get the added bonus of the chance to actually appear on the show by tweeting images of themselves and their families playing along at home using the 5 Gold Rings hashtag.  A selection of these images will be shown live on air during each episode.     

    5 Gold Rings is a Possessed (part of ITV studios) and Talpa production for ITV.  It was commissioned by Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment for ITV.  Executive Producers are Glenn Hugill and Ed de Burgh for Possessed, the Series Producer is Jason Hopkins for Possessed.

     

     

  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: The Million Pound Question

    Robert Brydges Ep 3/6

    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: The Million Pound Question revisits iconic wins.

    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: The Million Pound Question

    Episode 3: Robert Brydges​

    Who Wants to be a Millionaire – The Million Pound Question relives the iconic game of Robert Brydges from 2001.

    Emotions run high with the appearance of Rachel Golding from the very first series and we’ll witness Chris Evans’ memorable attempts to boost his chosen charities’ good fortune.

    Celebrities such as John Barnes, Dominic Brunt and host Jeremy Clarkson also remember some of their fond memories from the world-famous quiz show.

     

  • All Around Britain

    Ep 14/

    Alex Beresford and Ria Hebden visit the country's most fascinating attractions sharing extraordinary stories of human endeavour and must-see places.

    Time: 11.55am - 12.55pm

    Genre: Daytime

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    All Around Britain

    A new series hosted by Ranvir Singh, Ria Hebden and Alex Beresford comes to ITV on Sunday mornings this Autumn. Each week the pair will take viewers on a tour around Britain for the best stories from ITV's flagship regional news programmes, with uplifting tales of human endeavour, stunning landscapes and local history. 

    There’s never been a better time to sit back and enjoy some of the UK's hidden gems and every week Ranvir and Alex will host the show from some of the country’s most popular attractions and famous landmarks and discover their lesser-known stories.

    An ITV Regional News production for ITV Entertainment  

    Episode 14

    Alex Beresford and Ria Hebden visit the country's most fascinating attractions sharing extraordinary stories of human endeavour and must-see places.

  • It'll be Alright on the Night

    Ep 2/

    David Walliams is the King of Cock-Ups, as he reveals brand-new TV disasters featuring 2020's biggest stars.

    Time: 8.30pm - 9.30pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    It'll be Alright on the Night

    David Walliams is the King of Cock-Ups, as he reveals brand-new TV disasters featuring 2020's biggest stars.

    Featuring live blunders from Stormzy, Robbie Williams, Craig Revel Horwood, Jonathan Ross and Ant & Dec – plus hilarious outtakes starring Will.iam and Jeremy Clarkson – no-one is safe when the cameras start rolling.

    All this – plus chaos in the newsroom as two toddlers run rings round Kay Burley, and Vicky Pattison forgets the name of the show she's presenting.

    Will the show go on?

  • James Martin’s Saturday Morning

    2020 Ep 14/

    James Martin is as busy as ever in his kitchen with more brand new episodes of James Martin’s Saturday Morning for viewers to get stuck into on ITV.

    Time: 9.30am - 11.40am

    Genre: Daytime

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    James Martin’s Saturday Morning 

    Series overview

    James Martin is as busy as ever in his kitchen with more brand new episodes of James Martin’s Saturday Morning for viewers to get stuck into on ITV.  

    Each week James will partner up with some of Britain’s best food producers to share tips and recipes over Zoom, including cider makers in Wales, duck farmers from the Scilly Isles and Dan the Fish Man from North Devon.

    James will catch up with top chef pals Paul Ainsworth, Lesley Waters, Atul Kochar and more. Plus, celebs including Beverley Knight, Suzi Perry, and Marvin Humes will feature. 

    For budding chefs seeking James’s top tips, he’s got plenty more masterclasses up his sleeve, including making panna cotta and honeycomb.

    Cinnamon souffle and poached pears, meatless meatballs, scallops and salt baked celeriac, Chipotle chicken, lamb curry and more are all on the menu in this mouthwatering series.  

    A Blue Marlin production

    Episode 14

    James is back in the kitchen on a Saturday morning serving up a fantastic food for his guest, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Joining them at the house are chefs Ravneet Gill and James Tanner, there's a Masterclass in lentils and James will be heading to historic Goodwood House on another food adventure.

     

     

     

     

  • Celebrity Supermarket Sweep

    Ep 4/

    In the first of a new series, Rylan Clark-Neal invites celebrity teams into his store...

    Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    Celebrity Supermarket Sweep

    Episode 4

    Celebrity teams grace Rylan’s supermarket to compete for a £10,000 charity prize.

    Tonight’s pairs are Emmerdale’s Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden, The Chase’s Jenny Ryan and singer Megan McKenna and DJs Melvin Odoom and Rickie Haywood-Williams.

     

  • John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen

    Series 5 Ep 4/10

    A new series of John & Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen returns to ITV for Saturday mornings.

    Time: 11.40am - 12.40pm

    Genre: Daytime

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    John & Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen

    Episode 4

    John and Lisa are starting to feel festive in their Christmas Kitchen.

    On the menu is John’s ham in a parsley sauce - perfect for a Sunday lunch. Then it’s onto some finger foods ideal with a Christmas drink - curried puffs and potato bombas. Later, Lisa makes her Granny’s traditional mincemeat; which is served both classically in mince pies and as part of a festive frangipane layer cake.

    Series overview

    Following the success of the summer series - that was filmed entirely during lockdown - John Torode and Lisa Faulkner continued working within the Covid guidelines to film a brand new series of John & Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen set to air this winter. 

    Series five was filmed with minimal crew to ensure all necessary health and safety advice was adhered to following the pandemic.

    Viewers will see professional chef John and home cook Lisa provide much needed inspiration for hearty healthy family food and tasty festive treats for the wintery weeks ahead.   

    During the ten week series, the pair will cover everything from how to bake the perfect bread and their versions of family classics to foods that will lift your mood and guarantee smiles over the dinner table this Christmas, whoever you’ll be spending it with!

    Every episode continues with its quick, hassle-free cooking mantra that the whole family can enjoy using easy-to-obtain ingredients, including delicious inspirational dishes taking you from breakfast time through to post dinner desserts, as well as added snack ideas inbetween. There will be ideas of what to cook your loved one for a special night in, and feel good family favourites including a vegetarian lasagne, spicy chicken, veggie chilli and nacho bake, plus pulled pork rolls, and sweet and sour prawn noodles. 

    For the sweet-toothed viewer, John and Lisa’s attainable versions of bread and butter pudding, jam roly poly, treacle tart and peach upside down cake will not disappoint either, bringing comfort and flavour to cosy weekends and nights in!

    The couple will also be getting into the festive spirit this series as they approach their second Christmas together as husband and wife with three Christmas-themed episodes during December packed with all the trimmings and more including the perfect Crab Cocktail, Lisa’s Ultimate Nut Roast and a fantastic ‘one tray wonder’ - a Christmas Dinner Tray Bake - the key to achieving a stress-free Christmas dinner! 

    If that wasn’t enough, the duo will return to the kitchen in the New Year to help viewers with ideas of what to do with all their Christmas leftovers and healthy options for those wanting to start the year full of fresh food goodness and mood enhancing flavours.  

     

     

  • Catchphrase: Catchiest Moments

    Ep 3/3

    Join Stephen Mulhern – and Mr Chips – as they look back on some of the best, funniest and strangest moments he’s seen on Catchphrase.

    Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    Catchphrase: Catchiest Moments 

    Episode 3

    Join Stephen Mulhern – and Mr Chips – as he looks back on some of the best, funniest and strangest moments he’s seen on Catchphrase.

    There’ll be unbelievable answers, amazing wins and unseen footage, with plenty of chances to play along and ‘say what you see’.

  • The Jonathan Ross Show

    Ep 8/

    The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a brand-new series.

    Time: 9.30pm - 10.35pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 50 2020 : Sat 05 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

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    The Jonathan Ross Show

    Episode 8

    The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a brand new series.

    This week on The Jonathan Ross Show, Jonathan is joined by Monty Python and travelogue legend Michael Palin, the Princess of Pop Kylie, plus his co-stars from the next series of smash hit The Masked Singer: Rita Ora, Davina McCall and Mo Gilligan.

  • I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    FINAL Ep 20/20

    I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!  is back for its 20th series.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.35pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

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    I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! Final

    It’s the final, and after three weeks of facing their fears, coping with hunger and battling the elements, it’s time to find out who will be crowned King or Queen of the Castle.

    Series overview

    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returns which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.

    This year the show will be filmed at the historic Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales.

    Ant & Dec will host an adapted version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! live every night on ITV from the castle. As on the regular series, viewers will see the celebrities undertake gruelling trials and fun-filled challenges to win food and treats in the lead up to one of them being crowned, for the first time ever, King or Queen of the Castle.

    Last year’s highlights included Caitlyn Jenner giving Ant & Dec the silent treatment after a messy Bushtucker Trial, Roman Kemp’s celebrity impressions, Andy Whyment and Cliff Parisi’s hilarious entrance into the Jungle via Ol’ Dingo Town and Jacqueline Jossa being crowned Queen of the Jungle.

    The ten celebrities heading into the Castle for the new series are:

    TV Presenter – Vernon Kay
    Broadcaster & Journalist– Victoria Derbyshire
    Star of Stage & Screen – Shane Richie
    Paralympic Gold Medallist – Hollie Arnold MBE
    Radio 1 DJ – Jordan North
    Corrie Icon – Beverley Callard
    Ballroom Dancer – AJ Pritchard
    Author & Podcaster – Giovanna Fletcher
    Olympic Legend – Sir Mo Farah CBE
    Soap Star – Jessica Plummer

    ***

    The main show will also have weekly ‘round up’ episodes airing Saturday nights showcasing the very best of the camp action from that week including unseen footage.

    Who will be crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Castle? Find out this Autumn on ITV.

    Our BAFTA award-winning hosts Ant & Dec are back to present all the big stories live every night.

    An ITV Studios Entertainment Production.

    ***

    ITV2 - I'm A Celebrity...The Daily Drop

    Exclusively available on the ITV Hub will be I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop. A brand-new series hosted by Vick Hope dissecting all the camp activity and behind the scenes gossip. 

    I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop brings you the latest gossip and exclusive content direct from Gwyrych Castle in North Wales. Joining presenter Vick Hope each episode are a stellar panel of ex-campmates and celebrity superfans who will delve, debate, and dissect all of the daily action from the camp.

    New episodes will drop on the ITV Hub every morning after the main show. It will also get a repeat airing on ITV2 later that same day.

    ***

    [Editors note: this information will be updated closer to transmission]

  • Griff’s Great Australian Adventure

    Uluru to the Adelaide Ep 6/6

    Griff takes his first tandem parachute jump from 12,000 feet, to view an internationally renowned Australian landmark: Uluru.

    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com

    Picture contact: tom.hodson@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    Griff’s Great Australian Adventure

    Episode 6: Uluru to the Adelaide ​

    Griff takes his first tandem parachute jump from 12,000 feet, to view an internationally renowned Australian landmark: Uluru.

    At 382 metres high, Uluru is taller than the Eiffel Tower. Watching the sunset on the monolith, Griff begins to understand why people talk of its lure. But he can’t stay long, Griff’s got a train to catch from Alice Springs.

    Back on the Ghan, Griff heads further south through the centre of Australia. The train stops at a siding in the middle of the outback near the opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where he fossicks through mullock with a local ‘noodler’.

    Spending three days and two nights on the Ghan, Griff travels 1,535 kilometres south to Adelaide to experience just how extraordinary Australia is, meeting Barossa bakers, a snake catcher, and ending aboard the oldest passenger train in the country.

     

     

  • Celebrity Juice

    Ep 7/

    Outrageous and inimitable host Keith Lemon returns with a new series of Celebrity Juice alongside brand-new team captains Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack. 

    Time: 10.00pm - 10.50pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: emma.hall@fremantle.com

    Picture contact: emma.hall@fremantle.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    Celebrity Juice

    Episode 7

    Outrageous and inimitable host Keith Lemon returns with a new series of Celebrity Juice alongside brand-new team captains Laura Whitmore and Emily Atack.

    Joining them this week for more games, fun and anarchy will be Capital Breakfast DJ Roman Kemp, actor Richard Blackwood, Top Gear’s Chris Harris and pop legends Claire and H from Steps.

     

     

  • I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Penultimate episode Ep 19/20

    I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!  is back for its 20th series.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.05pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com

    Picture contact: gary.smith@itv.com

    I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    It’s the penultimate episode and the King or Queen of the Castle will soon be crowned.

    Series overview

    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returns which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.

    This year the show will be filmed at the historic Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales.

    Ant & Dec will host an adapted version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! live every night on ITV from the castle. As on the regular series, viewers will see the celebrities undertake gruelling trials and fun-filled challenges to win food and treats in the lead up to one of them being crowned, for the first time ever, King or Queen of the Castle.

    Last year’s highlights included Caitlyn Jenner giving Ant & Dec the silent treatment after a messy Bushtucker Trial, Roman Kemp’s celebrity impressions, Andy Whyment and Cliff Parisi’s hilarious entrance into the Jungle via Ol’ Dingo Town and Jacqueline Jossa being crowned Queen of the Jungle.

    The ten celebrities heading into the Castle for the new series are:

    TV Presenter – Vernon Kay
    Broadcaster & Journalist– Victoria Derbyshire
    Star of Stage & Screen – Shane Richie
    Paralympic Gold Medallist – Hollie Arnold MBE
    Radio 1 DJ – Jordan North
    Corrie Icon – Beverley Callard
    Ballroom Dancer – AJ Pritchard
    Author & Podcaster – Giovanna Fletcher
    Olympic Legend – Sir Mo Farah CBE
    Soap Star – Jessica Plummer

    ***

    The main show will also have weekly ‘round up’ episodes airing Saturday nights showcasing the very best of the camp action from that week including unseen footage.

    Who will be crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Castle? Find out this Autumn on ITV.

    Our BAFTA award-winning hosts Ant & Dec are back to present all the big stories live every night.

    An ITV Studios Entertainment Production.

    ***

    ITV2 - I'm A Celebrity...The Daily Drop

    Exclusively available on the ITV Hub will be I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop. A brand-new series hosted by Vick Hope dissecting all the camp activity and behind the scenes gossip. 

    I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop brings you the latest gossip and exclusive content direct from Gwyrych Castle in North Wales. Joining presenter Vick Hope each episode are a stellar panel of ex-campmates and celebrity superfans who will delve, debate, and dissect all of the daily action from the camp.

    New episodes will drop on the ITV Hub every morning after the main show. It will also get a repeat airing on ITV2 later that same day.

    ***

    [Editors note: this information will be updated closer to transmission]

  • I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Penultimate episode Ep 19/20

    I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!  is back for its 20th series.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.05pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com

    Picture contact: gary.smith@itv.com

    I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    It’s the penultimate episode and the King or Queen of the Castle will soon be crowned.

    Series overview

    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returns which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.

    This year the show will be filmed at the historic Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales.

    Ant & Dec will host an adapted version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! live every night on ITV from the castle. As on the regular series, viewers will see the celebrities undertake gruelling trials and fun-filled challenges to win food and treats in the lead up to one of them being crowned, for the first time ever, King or Queen of the Castle.

    Last year’s highlights included Caitlyn Jenner giving Ant & Dec the silent treatment after a messy Bushtucker Trial, Roman Kemp’s celebrity impressions, Andy Whyment and Cliff Parisi’s hilarious entrance into the Jungle via Ol’ Dingo Town and Jacqueline Jossa being crowned Queen of the Jungle.

    The ten celebrities heading into the Castle for the new series are:

    TV Presenter – Vernon Kay
    Broadcaster & Journalist– Victoria Derbyshire
    Star of Stage & Screen – Shane Richie
    Paralympic Gold Medallist – Hollie Arnold MBE
    Radio 1 DJ – Jordan North
    Corrie Icon – Beverley Callard
    Ballroom Dancer – AJ Pritchard
    Author & Podcaster – Giovanna Fletcher
    Olympic Legend – Sir Mo Farah CBE
    Soap Star – Jessica Plummer

    ***

    The main show will also have weekly ‘round up’ episodes airing Saturday nights showcasing the very best of the camp action from that week including unseen footage.

    Who will be crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Castle? Find out this Autumn on ITV.

    Our BAFTA award-winning hosts Ant & Dec are back to present all the big stories live every night.

    An ITV Studios Entertainment Production.

    ***

    ITV2 - I'm A Celebrity...The Daily Drop

    Exclusively available on the ITV Hub will be I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop. A brand-new series hosted by Vick Hope dissecting all the camp activity and behind the scenes gossip. 

    I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop brings you the latest gossip and exclusive content direct from Gwyrych Castle in North Wales. Joining presenter Vick Hope each episode are a stellar panel of ex-campmates and celebrity superfans who will delve, debate, and dissect all of the daily action from the camp.

    New episodes will drop on the ITV Hub every morning after the main show. It will also get a repeat airing on ITV2 later that same day.

    ***

    [Editors note: this information will be updated closer to transmission]

  • The Martin Lewis Money Show Live

    Ep 11/

    The brand new series of the Martin Lewis Money Show Live continues as Britain’s most trusted man answers your questions on family finances, jobs and consumer rights.

    Time: 8.30pm - 9.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com

    Picture contact: tom.hodson@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    The Martin Lewis Money Show Live

    As the nation prepares for a different kind of Christmas this year, Martin Lewis answers your questions on how the ongoing crisis affects personal finance and consumer rights. There’s the latest News You Can Use and Martin’s tips and tricks for making your money go further over the coming month.

    Presented by Martin Lewis and Angellica Bell

     

  • The Emily Atack Show

    Ep 5/

    Actress, writer and TV personality Emily Atack will be bringing her relatable stand-up comedy and mischievous sketches and skits about life as a young woman to ITV2 in this brand-new series, The Emily Atack Show.

    Time: 10.00pm - 10.50pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: sarah.banbury@itv.com

    Picture contact: sarah.banbury@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    The Emily Atack Show

    Series overview

    Actress, writer and TV personality Emily Atack will be bringing her relatable stand-up comedy and mischievous sketches and skits about life as a young woman to ITV2 in this brand-new series, The Emily Atack Show.

    Emily will also show off impressions of well-loved celebrities, from Gemma Collins and Keith Lemon, to Holly Willoughby. 

    Each episode covers a different theme, including Dating, Going Out, Family, Image, Friends and Growing Up. Each show topic will allow Emily to not only have real fun with her comedy but also explore her own life experiences and showcase her loveable, unfiltered self.

    The show is exec produced by David Granger and Andy Charles Smith for Monkey, which is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. Peter Tierney is the Commissioning Editor for ITV2.

    Episode 5

    Emily Atack fronts her brand new sketch, stand up, and impressions show all about the trials and tribulations of modern life.

    This week, amongst the audience are the most cherished people Emily’s life, as the show’s theme is Friends.

    We learn why their group dub Emily ‘the naughty one’, and she shocks them in return by sharing some of the ridiculous and raunchy escapades they’ve gotten up to over their 19 years of friendship.

    Emily takes a deep dive into how to make new friends, how to break up with old ones, and how to manoeuvre your way around the treacherous world of the dinner party.

    In sketches this week Emily becomes a paramedic for The Friends Emergency Service, called out to cure a suspected broken heart; she conveys the horror of an acquaintance insisting you ‘go for coffee sometime’; and pokes fun at the impossible stand off that occurs when a group of mates get their diaries out to find a date that suits everyone.

    All this, plus impressions of Gemma Collins, Holly Willoughby and Keith Lemon.

    ***

    Interview with Emily Atack 

    Tell us a little bit about your new show, what can viewers expect?

    Emily Atack; It’s the Emily Atack show, which I still can’t quite believe saying that out loud seems very, very surreal. My whole life I’ve wanted to make a sketch show and I’ve wanted to try stand up. So, merging the two together was just the perfect opportunity for me to try my hand at both. 

    “When I was very young I always wanted to do my own sketch show and I’d make characters up in my head.  I think the series is a modern version of those traditional sketch shows that I used to watch. Seeing how a woman of my age navigates her way through life and all of these obvious topics that we’re faced with, like dating, families and friends and just having a good old laugh at my expense to see how I handle these situations.” 

    “I really want these sketches to be relatable. I really hope they are.  I’ve watched the greats, like French and Saunders, Catherine Tate and all these incredible women. The difference with their sketches is that they have created so many incredible characters that have stood the test of time, I just hope I can do this too.” 

    Is it biographical or is it stories that you’ve accumulated from talking to your friends?

    Emily Atack; “It’s a bit of both!  Viewers will see in the episodes where I focus on my family, that I end up admitting quite a lot of things on stage in front of my poor parents!   It's taking a look at how we feel about things as women in general, so it's not always just my personal experiences.

    “I do have a problem with oversharing though, I want to reach out to people and say we’re all human beings and this is what we sometimes have to go through in life, whether it’s breakups or awkward moments with your family. I just really hope people identify with all these things.” 

    Given the current climate, do you think it’s important that we can all still laugh about things and talk openly about what’s happening in our lives? 

    Emily Atack; “Absolutely. Do you know what I love about the show?  It’s a reminder of real life. What it was before and what it will be again. There’s no reference to Covid whatsoever in the series, you wouldn't think it was filmed in the middle of a pandemic. Obviously the restrictions we had on set were incredibly tight. It was so difficult to film and unlike any other filming experience I’ve ever had, but we wanted to make sure that it was a Covid free show and I just really hope it gives people some form of escapism.  It's good to laugh at silly fun things again. I’m hoping it comes at a time when we all need this a little bit.” 

    It’s great to see a female fronted comedy.  Who are your comedy heroes?

    Emily Atack; “I’ve got so many! I always say this, while other eight year olds were watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch and shows like that, I was watching French and Saunders and other great comedy sketch shows. My mum always had these shows on because she worked in the industry too. My mum is also an inspiration to me. She had a sketch show in the 80’s which I’ve YouTubed plenty of times.” 

    “I had a bit of an old soul when I was younger and I looked up to all of these women. Rather than be a princess, I wanted to be the funny girl.  I love Catherine Tate, Miranda, all these incredible women and I thought, ‘I definitely want to be the funny girl on telly.’” 

    Do you get nervous when you’re doing your stand up?

    Emily Atack; “Absolutely. I get so nervous. Even now. I remember when I did my tour last year and I was so nervous, I thought, ‘don’t worry the nerves will go,’ but they do not leave you.” 

    “I was especially terrified during the stand up elements of the sketch show when I had family and friends there. My brain just freezes and I panic. It’s that thing of wanting to please people that you know and love. It’s absolutely terrifying. You’re basically out there and saying, ‘can you all laugh at my jokes please?”  Once I get into it though, I feel comfortable. I just have to pretend I'm in the pub with my friends and just telling a story or silly anecdotes. And that’s how I get through it.” 

    “You can’t beat stand up, it's so lovely and such a different experience having the crowd's reaction to working on set. I really hope the show just brings those things together. There’s some impressions in there too. I’ve included everything in the series and I just hope people love it.”

    Each week focuses on a particular topic, the first one starts with dating. How did you decide which areas of your life to cover?

    Emily Atack; “It’s things that I like talking about. When people say write about what you know, I know about dating, I can talk about dating forever, I can talk about body image, family, friends and all these things we’re faced with.  We have the social media element as well now to deal with.  The show is my way of discussing how we navigate our way through these things in the modern world.  It’s just showing the pressures of it all and how difficult it can be, with social media in your life everyone’s on show now and comparing lives. So it tackles those things, but it tackles it in a very light hearted way.” 

    How long did it take you to write the series? Do you work alone or do you work with co-writers?

    Emily Atack; “We wrote the pilot over a year ago now and I have an incredible team of people. It was the most amazing experience to sit around creatively. I basically sat and said; “These are the characters that i’ve imagined for a long time now and these are the scenarios.” I’d sit and come up with ideas for a scene and I'd have amazing people who help me structure that.  I was so lucky with the little team that I had because they completely got me. They completely understood what I wanted from this and they really helped create the show that I wanted to make.” 

    “I also really discovered my joy for writing and I just loved sitting there writing with other creative people, having them understand your ideas and build on them. It’s just such a lovely thing and it’s so wonderful doing it with funny women as well. Just sitting around and laughing. It’s like a big old therapy session. We all share stories and how we have dealt with certain things, it’s just a really fun, creative thing to do, to sit and talk about things that you’ve been through and discuss how we can then put a funny spin on it.” 

    What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

    Emily Atack, “Don’t be late! That is one of my biggest things. In this industry you can’t really give advice, everybody is trying to navigate their way through this as best they can and everyone has their own stories to tell, it’s all very personal to them. However, the two things that my mum always brought me up on was don’t be late and just be nice and try not to be hung over!   It's very simple advice that I’ve always taken with me, be good to people, be kind, be nice but have fun and hopefully the work will keep coming.” 

    What is harder, doing the jungle or stand up?

    Emily Atack; “That is a really good question! They’re both very similar, as they’re both terrifying but they’re both fulfilling and you come out of each experience feeling so proud of yourself, you feel like you’ve just climbed a mountain. I’d say both equally as terrifying, but equally as rewarding.”

    Can you tell us the worst chat up line you’ve ever received or you’ve ever heard? 

    Emily Atack; “Well I’ve accidentally been called Charlotte (my character in The InBetweeners) a few times. Whenever that has happened, it’s funny and it’s been quite endearing, I just laugh it off.   It’s not the best opening or greeting is it? A double kiss and a “Charlotte it’s nice to meet you!”  At least call me by my actual name!"  

    You’re renowned for your impressions. Do you have a favourite one that you like to do?

    Emily Atack; “I’ve included some news ones in the series which has been really fun. However, when I imitate the G.C, it always seems to go down really, really well, because everybody loves her, she’s so wonderfully hilarious. I think it’s a testament to how many people love her, when people love the impression of her.  People also tell me I do a great Holly Willoughby impression as well and again I think because everybody loves Holly Willoughby so much. It’s like home from home, when you see someone doing an impression of someone that you really, really love. So, I would say The G.C and Holly.” 

    Have they seen your impressions and have they said anything to you? 

    Emily Atack; “I think The G.C has seen a few of my impressions. To be honest, I’ve never actually done my impression of Holly in public, so I’m not sure she’ll know that I’m doing  it. They all know that I’m a huge champion of these amazing women and I’m never here to poke fun at anybody. It’s all just fun and I only do impressions of people that I admire.” 

    Is there anyone you find difficult to do?

    Emily Atack; “Yes, there’s loads of people. I really want to be able to nail a male impression. I imitate Keith Lemon in the sketch show and I'm really nervous about it, because as a woman doing an impression of a guy, it’s so difficult as our voice boxes are completely different.  I’ll see what viewers think of this one and if they like it maybe I’ll try some more male impressions.” 

    How have you been keeping busy in lock down?

    Emily Atack; “Lockdown was so difficult for everybody. I live on my own so it was particularly hard at times. But, I’m very lucky. I’ve got my health and I’m very busy working again. I’m so fortunate to be working and I count my blessings every day for that. It’s just very tough for everyone right now. But as long as we’re healthy, staying safe and sticking to the rules. We’ve just got to get through this rubbish bit of life and hopefully we can all get together and cuddle each other and snog each other again soon!“

     

     

  • I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Ep 18/

    I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!  is back for its 20th series.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.25pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com

    Picture contact: gary.smith@itv.com

    I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Series overview

    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returns which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.

    This year the show will be filmed at the historic Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales.

    Ant & Dec will host an adapted version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! live every night on ITV from the castle. As on the regular series, viewers will see the celebrities undertake gruelling trials and fun-filled challenges to win food and treats in the lead up to one of them being crowned, for the first time ever, King or Queen of the Castle.

    Last year’s highlights included Caitlyn Jenner giving Ant & Dec the silent treatment after a messy Bushtucker Trial, Roman Kemp’s celebrity impressions, Andy Whyment and Cliff Parisi’s hilarious entrance into the Jungle via Ol’ Dingo Town and Jacqueline Jossa being crowned Queen of the Jungle.

    The ten celebrities heading into the Castle for the new series are:

    TV Presenter – Vernon Kay
    Broadcaster & Journalist– Victoria Derbyshire
    Star of Stage & Screen – Shane Richie
    Paralympic Gold Medallist – Hollie Arnold MBE
    Radio 1 DJ – Jordan North
    Corrie Icon – Beverley Callard
    Ballroom Dancer – AJ Pritchard
    Author & Podcaster – Giovanna Fletcher
    Olympic Legend – Sir Mo Farah CBE
    Soap Star – Jessica Plummer

    ***

    The main show will also have weekly ‘round up’ episodes airing Saturday nights showcasing the very best of the camp action from that week including unseen footage.

    Who will be crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Castle? Find out this Autumn on ITV.

    Our BAFTA award-winning hosts Ant & Dec are back to present all the big stories live every night.

    An ITV Studios Entertainment Production.

    ***

    ITV2 - I'm A Celebrity...The Daily Drop

    Exclusively available on the ITV Hub will be I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop. A brand-new series hosted by Vick Hope dissecting all the camp activity and behind the scenes gossip. 

    I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop brings you the latest gossip and exclusive content direct from Gwyrych Castle in North Wales. Joining presenter Vick Hope each episode are a stellar panel of ex-campmates and celebrity superfans who will delve, debate, and dissect all of the daily action from the camp.

    New episodes will drop on the ITV Hub every morning after the main show. It will also get a repeat airing on ITV2 later that same day.

    ***

    [Editors note: this information will be updated closer to transmission]

  • Paul O’Grady’s Great British Escape

    Kent Ep 4/6

    In this brand new six-part ITV series, presenter Paul O’Grady shares the beautiful sights, stories and secrets of his beloved adopted home county, Kent.

    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: hannah.green@itv.com , lyndsey.large@itv.com

    Picture contact: hannah.green@itv.com , lyndsey.large@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    Paul O’Grady’s Great British Escape

    Series overview

    “Kent is known as the garden of England but her beauty has been slightly tarnished lately because all you hear about Kent is lorry parks and operation stack on the M20. I think it’s about time Kent was given a fair hearing because there’s some lovely stuff down here and a hell of a lot I haven’t seen, you know.” Paul O’Grady

    In this brand new six-part ITV series, presenter Paul O’Grady shares the beautiful sights, stories and secrets of his beloved adopted home county, Kent. 

    With foreign holidays off the cards, Paul’s heading off in search of thrills, spills and misadventure on his very own doorstep, from his Kent farm.  He will escape across all corners of the county to discover the weird, wonderful, extraordinary and unusual gems that Kent has to offer. From exploring some of the county’s extraordinary scenery and wildlife to unearthing quirky tales of local history and tradition – Paul is on a mission to share the ultimate Kent staycation and lots of laughter along the way.

    An Olga TV Production.

    Episode 4

    Brand new six-part series.  Gorgeous Kent, with its stunning coastline and countryside, has been Paul O’Grady’s adopted county for over 20 years.  And like many of us this year, staying closer to home has given Paul the chance to rediscover just how beautiful and full of wonder Britain really is. Heading off from his farm in Kent, Paul will escape to all corners of the county he loves to in search of thrills, spills and adventure on his very own doorstep.  He’ll explore the wonderful and extraordinary, taking us to his favourite parts of the county as well as discovering curious and surprising new experiences. From culture to wildlife, history to food, Paul shares his unique, uplifting and very funny take on all the country has to offer.

    This episode see Paul visit places long on his Kent bucket list – iconic spots on his doorstep but where he’s amazingly never set foot before.  He starts by heading off on a modern-day pilgrimage to the beautiful city of Canterbury.  After failing to impress his pigs with a reading from ‘Canterbury Tales’, Paul follows the footsteps of Chaucer’s pilgrims by visiting the world-famous cathedral.  He’s not here as a tourist though, instead he’s put to work helping out with roof renovations.  But his excitement at this exclusive invite as an honorary builder takes a hit when he learns the lift is out of action….  However despite a climb of over 230 ft, Paul’s not one to miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to leave his mark on this historic building.

    Back on the ground, Paul heads to the village of Pett Bottom just outside Canterbury, which has a literary tale of its own.  Here he pops in for a drink at the idyllic ‘Duck Inn’, the favourite watering hole of James Bond author Ian Fleming.  He meets 007 expert Graham Rye who tells Paul about Fleming’s love for Kent and how the county featured in many of Bond’s most iconic adventures, including Moonraker, Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice. 

    The next leg of Paul’s bucket list takes him to Tenterden, home to the historic Kent and East Sussex train line, a beautiful heritage railway that runs through 10 miles of stunning countryside.  A huge lover of steam trains, (who knew?!) Paul is soon in his element blowing his whistle to get all aboard before jumping into the guard’s carriage and enjoying the best seat on the train.  But Paul’s nostalgic revelry is soon shattered when he’s asked to refill the water tank – no steam means the train isn’t going anywhere, but is Paul up to the task of manning the pump…

    No bucket list of Paul’s is complete without him meeting some extraordinary animals, so his final stop is the Big Cat Sanctuary, a conservation centre home to 46 of the world’s most endangered felines, including panthers, jaguars and pumas.  Keeping these amazing animals fit and healthy is a top priority and Paul’s on hand to help the keepers earn their trust so they can be treated safely.  After being bowled over at winning the friendship of a cheetah, Paul turns aromatherapist by stuffing scented pillows to help provide stimulation and enrichment to one of the world’s most endangered cats – the Amur leopard.  But which bespoke pillow will prove most popular – your standard catnip, or the designer one with a splash of CK One?!

     

     

  • I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Ep 17/

    I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!  is back for its 20th series.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.25pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com

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    I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Series overview

    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returns which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.

    This year the show will be filmed at the historic Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales.

    Ant & Dec will host an adapted version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! live every night on ITV from the castle. As on the regular series, viewers will see the celebrities undertake gruelling trials and fun-filled challenges to win food and treats in the lead up to one of them being crowned, for the first time ever, King or Queen of the Castle.

    Last year’s highlights included Caitlyn Jenner giving Ant & Dec the silent treatment after a messy Bushtucker Trial, Roman Kemp’s celebrity impressions, Andy Whyment and Cliff Parisi’s hilarious entrance into the Jungle via Ol’ Dingo Town and Jacqueline Jossa being crowned Queen of the Jungle.

    The ten celebrities heading into the Castle for the new series are:

    TV Presenter – Vernon Kay
    Broadcaster & Journalist– Victoria Derbyshire
    Star of Stage & Screen – Shane Richie
    Paralympic Gold Medallist – Hollie Arnold MBE
    Radio 1 DJ – Jordan North
    Corrie Icon – Beverley Callard
    Ballroom Dancer – AJ Pritchard
    Author & Podcaster – Giovanna Fletcher
    Olympic Legend – Sir Mo Farah CBE
    Soap Star – Jessica Plummer

    ***

    The main show will also have weekly ‘round up’ episodes airing Saturday nights showcasing the very best of the camp action from that week including unseen footage.

    Who will be crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Castle? Find out this Autumn on ITV.

    Our BAFTA award-winning hosts Ant & Dec are back to present all the big stories live every night.

    An ITV Studios Entertainment Production.

    ***

    ITV2 - I'm A Celebrity...The Daily Drop

    Exclusively available on the ITV Hub will be I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop. A brand-new series hosted by Vick Hope dissecting all the camp activity and behind the scenes gossip. 

    I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop brings you the latest gossip and exclusive content direct from Gwyrych Castle in North Wales. Joining presenter Vick Hope each episode are a stellar panel of ex-campmates and celebrity superfans who will delve, debate, and dissect all of the daily action from the camp.

    New episodes will drop on the ITV Hub every morning after the main show. It will also get a repeat airing on ITV2 later that same day.

    ***

    [Editors note: this information will be updated closer to transmission]

  • Don’t Hate The Playaz 

    Ep 7/

    Series three of the highly-anticipated, RTS award-winning, Hip Hop comedy show will see two teams battle it out for the ultimate prize – bragging rights!

    Time: 10.00pm - 10.45pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com

    Picture contact: gary.smith@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    Don’t Hate The Playaz 

    Series overview

    Series three of the highly-anticipated, RTS award-winning, Hip Hop comedy show will see two teams battle it out for the ultimate prize – bragging rights!

    New and exciting games are in store for viewers to enjoy, which will test the teams’ Hip Hop knowledge and ability!

    Jordan Stephens returns as host, alongside team captains Maya Jama and Lady Leshurr, with DJ Shortee Blitz on hand to drop the tracks. They will be joined by a stellar line-up of live studio guests and team players including music legends, comedians and celebrity Hip Hop lovers – Professor Green, Yung Filly & Chunkz, Katherine Ryan, Judi Love, Big Narstie, Munya Chawawa, MNEK, Mutya Buena & Wes Nelson to name a few. There will be a few exciting surprises from across the pond and viewers will also be treated to exclusive performances from Dizzee Rascal, Ms Banks and Big Zuu.

    Don’t Hate The Playaz is produced by BAFTA-winning producer Monkey, which is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. Filming has already begun on the new series.

    Episode 7

    Series 3 of the anarchic Hip Hop comedy panel show with live music performances.

    Maya Jama, Munya Chawawa and Sideman go up against Lady Leshurr, Suzi Ruffell and Bree Runway.

    They go head to head in rap battles, dance-offs and freestyling challenges. Jordan Stephens hosts with help from DJ Shortee Blitz on the decks.

     

     

  • Great Art

    Matisse from Tate Modern & MoMA Ep 4/5

    Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs was hailed the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history.

    Time: 11.15pm - 12.10am

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    Great Art

    Episode 4: Matisse from Tate Modern & MoMA

    Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs was hailed the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history. Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this acclaimed exhibition with contributions from people who knew Matisse and experts such as curators, historians and Tate director Nicholas Serota and MoMA director Glenn D Lowry.

  • For The Love Of Britain

    Cornwall and Devon Ep 1/10

    For The Love of Britain is a new series in which Julie Walters invites us to take a great escape into our great outdoors.

    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact:

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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Tuesday 17 November 2020.

    For The Love of Britain

    Series overview

    For The Love of Britain is a new series in which Julie Walters invites us to take a great escape into our great outdoors.

    Britain - the majestic isle we call home - is made up of some gloriously varied landscapes. Sitting within those landscapes are the cherished places we never tire of and plenty of hidden gems many of us are yet to discover. For The Love of Britain provides a guide to both, taking us on a journey through all that’s truly great about our country. 

    With the help of some familiar faces, the series explores the length and breadth of the nation, with each episode focussing on a different part of the UK. From our lakes, to our peaks and our sweeping coastline, viewers will be guided through our green and pleasant island home... from those who both live in it and love it.

    Episode 1 - Cornwall and Devon

    Julie Walters invites us to escape into the great British outdoors, unearthing hidden gems and exploring celebrated treasures. In this opening episode we’re in Cornwall and Devon, two counties attracting millions of hikers, holidaymakers and surfers every year.

    Julia Bradbury heads off on one of the nation’s best-loved walking trails, the rugged South West Coastal Path. Robson Green takes to the skies for a bird’s eye view of Cornwall’s St Agnes heritage coast. On the historic St Michael’s Mount, Ben Fogle experiences gardening at a whole new level, and Liz Bonnin gets up close to some amazing wildlife in the waters off Devon’s Lundy Island.

     

  • How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield

    Ep 2/3

    It’s been a year like no other and as Christmas approaches, Phillip Schofield returns with a brand new three-part series hoping to bring viewers some much needed joy by helping them spend their festive funds in the best possible way. 

    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com

    Picture contact: tom.hodson@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield

    Series overview

    “After a tough year, it’s more important than ever to know how to make your money work for you. We’ve tested and reviewed the latest products to help us get the biggest bang for our buck this season... Let’s make this a Christmas to remember.” - Phillip Schofield

    It’s been a year like no other and as Christmas approaches, Phillip Schofield returns with a brand new three-part series hoping to bring viewers some much needed joy by helping them spend their festive funds in the best possible way. 

    Throughout the series Phillip, along with his team of experts and members of the public put a range of festive gifts to the test, aiming to give viewers a fun and informative guide to what's on offer by rating and reviewing the very latest products competing for a place under the tree, from toys to gifts and gadgets, food and drink.

    From picking out this year’s top family board game, to seeking out luxury for less on seasonal food and drink, along with the best stocking fillers, Phillip sets out to arm viewers with all the knowledge they need on what to buy in time for the festive season and to ensure every penny is well spent.

    This is an RDF West, a Banijay UK company production for ITV

    Episode 2

    In the second episode, Phillip and his team of experts give viewers the low down on some of this year’s best gifts and gadgets, from unique postal gifts to delicious food kits, so that they can spoil their loved ones this Christmas and make the most of their festive budget.

    On a Christmas-loving street in Cardiff, three families try out a range of festive decorations from budget to high-end, to find out whether they need to splash the cash to make their houses sparkle.

    Phillip asks some happy campers to put three different portable coffee makers through their paces. They vary hugely in price and some are easier to use than others but which one will the campers vote to be under their tree this year?

    With the picture unclear on whether Britons will be able to visit loved ones this Christmas, many people are going to be looking for that extra special gift to send.  Phillip meets founder of Not On The High Street, Holly Tucker, to get her top tips on what to think about when choosing and sending postal gifts this year.

    Journalist and restaurant critic Grace Dent steps into the kitchen to try out a selection of food inspired kits that could make the perfect gift for the foodie in everyone's life. And chef Matt Tebbutt rates time-saving kitchen gadgets.

    With many people spending more time at home this year, home fitness equipment has taken off, so ex-footballer Chris Kamara and his son Jack, join GB gymnasts Ellie and Becky Downie to see what fitness gifts are worth the price tag and should be on Christmas lists. They test 4 products, all focusing on different areas of fitness and all of which tick the space saving box.   

    For many, Christmas is the time to treat loved ones to the latest technology but it can prove a pricey purchase. Tech journalist Georgie Barrat gives Phillip the low down on her best buys for this year - and from a retro camera to the latest VR kit, there’s something for everyone.

    There’s just one family member left to buy for - the family's favourite four-legged friends. Dogs love a game of fetch so the team puts four toys to the test. Dog behaviourist Ali Taylor has worked at Battersea dogs home for over 20 years, so along with her pack of trusted dogs there’s no better person to put them through their paces. She asks if everyone needs to to pay top whack for their dog to have the most fun and feel stimulated?

     

     

     

  • I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Ep 16/

    I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!  is back for its 20th series.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.25pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com

    Picture contact: gary.smith@itv.com

    I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Series overview

    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returns which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.

    This year the show will be filmed at the historic Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales.

    Ant & Dec will host an adapted version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! live every night on ITV from the castle. As on the regular series, viewers will see the celebrities undertake gruelling trials and fun-filled challenges to win food and treats in the lead up to one of them being crowned, for the first time ever, King or Queen of the Castle.

    Last year’s highlights included Caitlyn Jenner giving Ant & Dec the silent treatment after a messy Bushtucker Trial, Roman Kemp’s celebrity impressions, Andy Whyment and Cliff Parisi’s hilarious entrance into the Jungle via Ol’ Dingo Town and Jacqueline Jossa being crowned Queen of the Jungle.

    The ten celebrities heading into the Castle for the new series are:

    TV Presenter – Vernon Kay
    Broadcaster & Journalist– Victoria Derbyshire
    Star of Stage & Screen – Shane Richie
    Paralympic Gold Medallist – Hollie Arnold MBE
    Radio 1 DJ – Jordan North
    Corrie Icon – Beverley Callard
    Ballroom Dancer – AJ Pritchard
    Author & Podcaster – Giovanna Fletcher
    Olympic Legend – Sir Mo Farah CBE
    Soap Star – Jessica Plummer

    ***

    The main show will also have weekly ‘round up’ episodes airing Saturday nights showcasing the very best of the camp action from that week including unseen footage.

    Who will be crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Castle? Find out this Autumn on ITV.

    Our BAFTA award-winning hosts Ant & Dec are back to present all the big stories live every night.

    An ITV Studios Entertainment Production.

    ***

    ITV2 - I'm A Celebrity...The Daily Drop

    Exclusively available on the ITV Hub will be I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop. A brand-new series hosted by Vick Hope dissecting all the camp activity and behind the scenes gossip. 

    I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop brings you the latest gossip and exclusive content direct from Gwyrych Castle in North Wales. Joining presenter Vick Hope each episode are a stellar panel of ex-campmates and celebrity superfans who will delve, debate, and dissect all of the daily action from the camp.

    New episodes will drop on the ITV Hub every morning after the main show. It will also get a repeat airing on ITV2 later that same day.

    ***

    [Editors note: this information will be updated closer to transmission]

  • The Real Housewives of Cheshire

    S12 Ep 8/

    The Real Housewives of Cheshire are back and ready to bring even more raucous fun and socially distanced drama to the screen.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: sarah.stevens@itv.com

    Picture contact: sarah.stevens@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    Series overview

    The Real Housewives of Cheshire are back and ready to bring even more raucous fun and socially distanced drama to the screen. 

    Dawn Ward, Ester Dohnalová, Hanna Kinsella, Lauren Simon, Nicole Sealey, Rachel Lugo, Seema Malhotra and Tanya Bardsley will all return for the brand-new series. However, there is a surprise in store for the ladies when they are joined by a bombshell, new housewife, Lystra Adams.

    There is never a dull moment in Cheshire, and following Lystra’s arrival, viewers can expect plenty of laughter, copious amounts of glamour and more gossip than you can handle!

    Episode 8

    Following the revelations at the dinner party, Rachel, Seema and Lauren turn detective to discover if Lystra could have sent the explosive messages that shook the Housewives or whether they were faked.

    Tanya heads back in to isolation, Rachel goes steady and Nicole becomes frustrated with her place in the group.

    Meanwhile as Hanna & Martin reach the 20th week of their pregnancy, everyone is excited to find out whether they are expecting a girl or a boy.

     

     

  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: The Million Pound Question

    David Edwards Ep 2/6

    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: The Million Pound Question revisits iconic wins.

    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: itvpresscentre@itv.com

    Picture contact: itvpresscentre@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: The Million Pound Question

    Episode 2: David Edwards

    Who Wants to be a Millionaire – The Million Pound Question revisits the nerve-wrecking million-pound win of former teacher, David Edwards.

    David looks back on his life-changing journey to success, along with wife Viv and his phone a friend, son Richard.

    Plus, there’s laughter, disappointment and elation when we look at the memorable games of celebrities including Lee Mack and Stacey Solomon. 

     

     

  • Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh 

    Ep 13/

    The nation’s favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh is to front a brand new Sunday morning show for ITV, Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh. 

    Time: 10.00am - 11.55am

    Genre: Daytime

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com

    Picture contact: emma.daly@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh 

    Series overview

    The nation’s favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh is to front a brand new Sunday morning show for ITV, Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh. 

    Set in the heart of Hampshire, the legendary horticulturist, presenter and author will celebrate all that is great about the British countryside, art, crafts, manufacturing and produce. 

    Plus, in this 10 x 120’ series, Alan will be chatting to celebrity guests as well as wildlife, craft and sustainability experts who will be sharing their top tips on how to make the most of our outside spaces no matter how big or small.

    Alan Titchmarsh said: "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the British countryside and the people who look after it. It is all too easy to forget the contribution to our daily lives that those who are skilled at country crafts, looking after our landscape, our wildlife and our farm animals make. 'Love Your Weekend' is an entertaining celebration of rural life and country matters and I'm chuffed to bits to be presenting it."

    A Spun Gold and Penny Lane production

    Episode 13

    Joining Alan Titchmarsh in Hampshire this week are Ronan Keating, who’ll be trying the best British whiskies, and Sir David Jason, who shares his remarkable life story.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • All Around Britain

    Ep 13/

    Alex Beresford and Ria Hebden visit the country's most fascinating attractions sharing extraordinary stories of human endeavour and must-see places.

    Time: 11.55am - 12.55pm

    Genre: Daytime

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: sara.nuwar@itv.com

    Picture contact: sara.nuwar@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    All Around Britain

    A new series hosted by Ranvir Singh, Ria Hebden and Alex Beresford comes to ITV on Sunday mornings this Autumn. Each week the pair will take viewers on a tour around Britain for the best stories from ITV's flagship regional news programmes, with uplifting tales of human endeavour, stunning landscapes and local history. 

    There’s never been a better time to sit back and enjoy some of the UK's hidden gems and every week Ranvir and Alex will host the show from some of the country’s most popular attractions and famous landmarks and discover their lesser-known stories.

    An ITV Regional News production for ITV Entertainment  

    Episode 13

    All Around Britain, the show that celebrates amazing people and places across the UK. This week presenters Alex Beresford and Ria Hebden explore 2000 years of history at  Cardiff Castle. Plus, we're on top of Somerset's Wellington Monument with the team tasked with one of the most spectacular repair jobs in the country.

     

  • Tipping Point: Lucky Stars

    Ep 12/12

    Ben Shephard hosts a new series of the quiz in which three celebrities take on a magnificent machine in the hope of winning £20,000 for charity.

    Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com

    Picture contact: emma.daly@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    Tipping Point: Lucky Stars

    Series overview

    Ben Shephard hosts a new series of the quiz in which three celebrities take on a magnificent machine in the hope of winning £20,000 for charity.

    Episode 12

    Ben Shephard hosts a new series of the quiz in which three celebrities take on a magnificent machine in the hope of winning £20,000 for charity.

    This week funny man Richard Herring, actor Joe McFadden and reality star Olivia Attwood will need quick wits and nerves of steel if they're to master the machine.

     

     

     

  • 5 Gold Rings

    Ep 5/6

    Phillip Schofield returns with a brand-new series of 5 GOLD RINGS. The worldwide hit gameshow where players have to find the answer to a question and put a ring on it.

    Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: britt.allott@itv.com

    Picture contact: britt.allott@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 24 November 2020.

    Episode 5

    Gameshow hosted by Phillip Schofield. It’s the show in which players must find an answer on a giant interactive floor and put a ring on it.  Married couple Matt and Paige take on twin sisters Lauren and Danielle in the hope of winning more than £50k.

    Series overview

    PLEASE NOTE THIS SERIES WAS FILMED BEFORE LOCKDOWN

    Phillip Schofield returns with a brand-new series of 5 Gold Rings. The worldwide hit gameshow where players have to find the answer to a question and put a ring on it. 

    The new series kickstarts with a Coronation Street V’s Emmerdale special as Corrie’s Simon Gregson takes on Emmerdale’s Matthew Wolfenden as the pair play alongside members of the public to help them win a cash prize. Joining Simon is Brenda from Yorkshire. She has watched Coronation Street from the beginning and would love to buy a new kitchen if she wins any money. Matthew is joined by Frank from London, who would love to take his girlfriend of 10 years on a once in a lifetime holiday to Japan. Frank has a very unusual hobby, wherever he travels he likes to buy a ukulele to add to his collection so he is hoping to win enough money to do both!

    Each week, two teams go head-to-head in an attempt to win over £50,000.  Using one of their 5 Gold Rings they must find the answer to a beautifully animated visual question displayed on the show’s famous giant interactive floor.  Each ring is worth a different amount of money and as the money goes up the rings get smaller; making the answers much harder to find.

    The stakes are high because each team gets just one chance to answer each question.  If they answer correctly then they will bank the cash. But if they are incorrect, the opposing team will get the chance to answer the question and steal the cash for themselves.

    The teams are given two lifelines to help them along the way.  They can choose to ‘Flip the Floor’ to reveal a new question or they can use their ‘Team of Five’ family and friends sitting in the audience.  Their ‘Team of Five’ each has a digital tablet with which to place a virtual ring where they think the correct answer is, in the hope they’ll help their loved ones bank their money.   

    For the contestants every pixel really does count as the state-of-the-art software, specially crafted for this gameshow, detects exactly where each ring is placed on the floor down to just one pixel.  

    Viewers can again play along at home with the 5 Gold Rings App - which has been downloaded over one million times! Once again viewers get the added bonus of the chance to actually appear on the show by tweeting images of themselves and their families playing along at home using the 5 Gold Rings hashtag.  A selection of these images will be shown live on air during each episode.     

    5 Gold Rings is a Possessed (part of ITV studios) and Talpa production for ITV.  It was commissioned by Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment for ITV.  Executive Producers are Glenn Hugill and Ed de Burgh for Possessed, the Series Producer is Jason Hopkins for Possessed.

     

     

  • I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Ep 15/

    I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!  is back for its 20th series.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.35pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 49 2020 : Sat 28 Nov - Fri 04 Dec

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com

    Picture contact: gary.smith@itv.com

    I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Series overview

    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returns which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.

    This year the show will be filmed at the historic Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales.

    Ant & Dec will host an adapted version of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! live every night on ITV from the castle. As on the regular series, viewers will see the celebrities undertake gruelling trials and fun-filled challenges to win food and treats in the lead up to one of them being crowned, for the first time ever, King or Queen of the Castle.

    Last year’s highlights included Caitlyn Jenner giving Ant & Dec the silent treatment after a messy Bushtucker Trial, Roman Kemp’s celebrity impressions, Andy Whyment and Cliff Parisi’s hilarious entrance into the Jungle via Ol’ Dingo Town and Jacqueline Jossa being crowned Queen of the Jungle.

    The ten celebrities heading into the Castle for the new series are:

    TV Presenter – Vernon Kay
    Broadcaster & Journalist– Victoria Derbyshire
    Star of Stage & Screen – Shane Richie
    Paralympic Gold Medallist – Hollie Arnold MBE
    Radio 1 DJ – Jordan North
    Corrie Icon – Beverley Callard
    Ballroom Dancer – AJ Pritchard
    Author & Podcaster – Giovanna Fletcher
    Olympic Legend – Sir Mo Farah CBE
    Soap Star – Jessica Plummer

    ***

    The main show will also have weekly ‘round up’ episodes airing Saturday nights showcasing the very best of the camp action from that week including unseen footage.

    Who will be crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Castle? Find out this Autumn on ITV.

    Our BAFTA award-winning hosts Ant & Dec are back to present all the big stories live every night.

    An ITV Studios Entertainment Production.

    ***

    ITV2 - I'm A Celebrity...The Daily Drop

    Exclusively available on the ITV Hub will be I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop. A brand-new series hosted by Vick Hope dissecting all the camp activity and behind the scenes gossip. 

    I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop brings you the latest gossip and exclusive content direct from Gwyrych Castle in North Wales. Joining presenter Vick Hope each episode are a stellar panel of ex-campmates and celebrity superfans who will delve, debate, and dissect all of the daily action from the camp.

    New episodes will drop on the ITV Hub every morning after the main show. It will also get a repeat airing on ITV2 later that same day.

    ***

    [Editors note: this information will be updated closer to transmission]