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Week 52 2018 : Sat 22 Dec - Fri 28 Dec

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  • New Gino's Italian Coastal Escape

    Episode 8 - Santa Maria de la Leuca Ep 8/8

    Gino’s back in his home country of Italy to reveal one of its best kept secrets- it’s stunning Adriatic Coast.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 20 Dec
    Time: 8.30pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: britt.allott@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Thursday 6 December 2018.
     
    New Gino's Italian Coastal Escape
     
    Series overview
     
    Gino’s back in his home country of Italy to reveal one of its best kept secrets- it’s stunning Adriatic Coast. In this series he’s travelling the entire East Coast - taking in everything this spectacular lesser known side of Italy has to offer. 
     
    Episode 8  - Santa Maria de la Leuca
     
    Tonight Gino finally reaches the end of his Adriatic journey and the tip of the heel of Italy's boot. Here in Santa Maria Di Leuca Gino meets Don Gianni who is the priest of Italy's most southerly church- and after a tour of this abbey Gino cooks a saffron and chicken risotto for Don Gianni and some of the nuns who work here. 
     
    Leuca is also famous for its enormous waterfall- built by Mussolini it is only switched on on special occasions- and Gino gets the chance to switch it on! Finally he heads out by boat to see the end of Italy from the water- this is where the Adriatic sea ends and the Ionian begins. 
     
    For his last dish of the series Gino cooks locally caught swordfish with rosemary sauteed potatoes and tangy gremolata.
     

     

  • Celebrity Juice: 10 Years of Best Bits

    Ep 11/

    Keith Lemon takes a look back at all the best, most-juiciest bits of Celebrity Juice’s illustrious 10-year history. So expect to see all the best games, gags and mayhem from 10 years of Celebrity Juice. 

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Thu 20 Dec
    Time: 10.00pm - 11.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: Amy.Huson@fremantlemediauk.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 6 December 2018.
     
    Celebrity Juice is back for a brand new series and we are celebrating our 10th birthday! So Join host Keith Lemon and team captains Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby for an incredible birthday bonanza. 
     
    Celebrity Juice: 10 Years of Best Bits
     
    Keith Lemon takes a look back at all the best, most-juiciest bits of Celebrity Juice’s illustrious 10-year history. So expect to see all the best games, gags and mayhem from 10 years of Celebrity Juice. 

     

  • New Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

    Ep 8/8

    Animal lover extraordinaire Paul O’Grady is back for a brand new eight-part series at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, ready to meet a whole new round of canine faces.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 19 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: Hannah.Green@itv.com Lyndsey.Large@itv.com
    Picture contact: Peter.Gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Thursday 6 December 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Animal lover extraordinaire Paul O’Grady is back for a brand new eight-part series at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, ready to meet a whole new round of canine faces. Series 7 of the BAFTA-nominated programme will be filled with laughter and tears in equal measure, as Paul is faced with more abandoned and stray dogs, meets a few canine heroes and falls in love with some precious puppies along the way. 
     
    Episode 8
     
    In episode eight, Paul meets a perfectly proportioned little Maltese dog who has been named Princess Leia by staff at Battersea. Maltese are very adaptable and therefore usually easy for the team to rehome. But whilst some dogs are snapped up, others can be more difficult to find homes for, such as four-year-old Staffie Zack, who was left tied to railings without any information being left about him. 
     
    Handler Simone thinks Zack has separation anxiety, as his constant barking is a sign of stress. He seems to have been well cared for and come from a loving home, which he is now missing.
    Paul says: “Poor fella. I mean, he’s not overweight, a beautiful coat…You’re a good boy aren’t you? You’re a very confused good boy.” 
     
    Zack is desperate for human company and it is likely to take twice as long to rehome him because of the lack of information the team has about his likes and dislikes. Still desperate to relax him, Paul tries him with a collar that releases synthetic pheromones, designed to imitate the chemicals a mum releases to calm her pups after giving birth. 
     
    Paul and the team also resort to a high tech treat dispenser in Zack’s kennel, which can release treats when activated by a mobile phone and enables them to speak reassuringly to him when he’s by himself.  
     
    Also this week, Paul meets two-year-old Mastiff cross Maisie, who was handed in by an owner who was too unwell to look after her any more. Maisie has had an operation to try and fix her damaged elbow. Head vet Shaun explains she now needs to start using the elbow to build strength but despite Paul’s best efforts, Maisie shows no interest in being taken for a walk. Trying a new tactic, Paul plays matchmaker and introduces her to another dog called Winston. Paul says: “Hey Maisie, I told you I’d get you a tall, lean, sophisticated gentleman.”
     
    The hope is that Maisie will be so dazzled by her new friend that she will copy his behaviour by taking a stroll. But after the initial thrill of the chase, Maisie is still struggling to walk. With no signs of improvement, she is taken to see Sarah, an expert in hydrotherapy. Sarah explains: “The buoyancy of the water will give her a bit more support, because part of it with her is trying to get that movement.” 
     
    As Maisie tries out the underwater treadmill, Paul dubs her The Little Mermaid and hopes the hydrotherapy will avoid her needing more serious medical treatment.
     
    Produced by Shiver for ITV.
     

     

  • Peston

    Ep 13/

    Robert Peston brings his political magazine show to Wednesday nights to provide viewers with an fresh, intelligent and lively perspective on the big matters of the day in a brand new slot.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 19 Dec
    Time: 10.45pm - 11.45pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

     
     
    Peston
     
    Robert Peston brings his political magazine show to Wednesday nights to provide viewers with an fresh, intelligent and lively perspective on the big matters of the day in a brand new slot.
     
    Promising a stellar line-up of guests from across the political spectrum as well as cultural figures, Peston will feature major interviews with Westminster heavy hitters, topical guests and the very latest political gossip from inside the bubble.
     
    Co-presenter Anushka Asthana will help Peston fuel the conversation in the studio and online, with updates from social media taking in perspectives from viewers, experts and key-players throughout the programme.
     
    As the Autumn nights darken and the political temperature rises, with Brexit looming and politicians returning to work after a long hot summer off, Peston aims to shine a light on the stories you might have missed and to be at the heart of national debate.
     
    Peston says: “Britain is on the verge of making history. The stakes could not be higher, but so too are the uncertainties. What kind of Brexit will we have? Is Brexit certain? Can the divisions in the Conservative and Labour Parties be healed or will one or both parties split? How long will Theresa May remain as PM? How many Labour MPs will be thrown out by disgruntled members? Perhaps most important of all, can hope be restored that the UK will become a richer, fairer, less divided country?
     
    “Rarely has there been such a need to hold our political leaders and our elected representatives to account. Which is why I am so excited by the launch on Wednesdays of Peston, which will continue the tradition of Peston on Sunday with agenda-setting interviews, a digital conversation with the audience, cutting-edge graphical analysis, informality and fun.
     
    “And for those of you unaware why the show moved from Sunday to Wednesday, it was for no other reason than that the repeat of Peston on Sunday on Sunday nights was watched by twice as many people as the morning live show. So I and ITV thought we should convert it into a proper night time show. I could not be more pleased to be broadcasting after News at Ten on arguably the most important political day of the week."
     
     

  • World Cup: Summer of Love

    Ep 1/1

    A chance to relive an unforgettable World Cup for England last summer. Gareth Southgate and his team helped unite and delight the nation as they made it through to the semi-finals in Russia.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 19 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 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 Thursday 6 December 2018.
     
    World Cup: Summer of Love
     
    A chance to relive an unforgettable World Cup for England last summer. Gareth Southgate and his team helped unite and delight the nation as they made it through to the semi-finals in Russia.
     
    The memorable story is retold by the manager and players inside the camp and complemented by the insights of those who followed their journey back home, including Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid and Sir Clive Woodward. 
     
     
     

  • Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories

    Ep 9/10

    Used to ruling the courtroom in his own hit TV series, respected criminal defence barrister, Judge Rinder, steps out from behind the bench to take a closer look at a variety of major offences.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 18 Dec
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Thursday 6 December 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    ITV Daytime’s resident judge, Robert Rinder, returns to explore more of Britain’s worst crimes in a new series of Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories.
     
    Used to ruling the courtroom in his own hit TV series, respected criminal defence barrister, Judge Rinder, steps out from behind the bench to take a closer look at a variety of major offences.
     
    Episode 9
     
    Nineteen-year-old Bryony Hollands was killed when a car drove into her and her boyfriend Ben whilst they were walking along the pavement in Sheffield in August 2015.  Detail emerged of the driver - Thomas Burney - who had been drug and drink driving. 
     
     
     

     

  • How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield

    Ep 3/3

    As the nation gears up to for the Christmas shopping onslaught, Phillip Schofield is on hand to put the gifts vying for your festive funds to the test, aided by famous faces and members of the public.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 18 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Thursday 6 December 2018.
     
    How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield
     
    “We have road-tested, rated and reviewed the very latest products hoping for a place under your tree, to reveal our very best picks for your hard earned cash this Christmas.” - Phillip Schofield
     
    As the nation gears up to for the Christmas shopping onslaught, Phillip Schofield is on hand to put the gifts vying for your festive funds to the test, aided by famous faces and members of the public.
     
    Each of the three programmes aims to give viewers a fun and informative guide to what's on offer in the stores and online by testing, rating and reviewing the very latest products jostling for a place under the tree -  from toys, to food and drink, to gifts and gadgets.
     
    From finding out if a pooping unicorn is really the top toy to get for Christmas to tasting the top festive fizz and trialling the latest yoga underwear, Phillip sets out to bring you the ultimate inside track on to what to buy in time for the festive season.
     
    Philip's wife Steph steps in to help test the products along with guest investigators Coronation Street star Simon Gregson and family, the cast of Emmerdale, Love Island’s two Jacks and Josh, Ninja Warrior’s Chris Kamara, fashion expert Gok Wan and his beloved dog Dolly, comedian Sally Phillips and her sons.
     
    Christmas is an expensive time of year and Phillip and his testers scour the shops, test and rate a host of products so they can advise on what they think viewers should spend their Christmas cash on among the bewildering array of products vying for attention, to ensure your yuletide cash brings smiles when the wrapping comes off on Christmas morning.
     
    And, at the end of each episode, Phillip reveals his own top three picks to go in his Christmas stocking. 
     
    Episode 3 – Food and Drink
     
    With just a week to go before Christmas, Phillip turns his attention to the food and drink you’ll be buying for the big day.
     
    He’s joined by wife Steph along with a host of celebrities to test what’s on offer for the last big shop, from turkeys to mince pies to edible wreaths. Members of the cast of Emmerdale blind taste luxury canapes from the big supermarkets to find out which one gets the thumbs up from the Woolpack. 
     
    A group of English, French, Spanish and Italians take part in the European Championships of Fizz to get some answers to whether the best festive bubbly is Prosecco, Cava, Champagne or our very own English sparkling wine. Tasting them with the labels hidden, will they be able to identify their own nation’s fizz and which will they crown king of the bubbles?
     
    Celebrity chef Matt Tebutt prepares three turkeys for Phillip and Steph to sample - from £20 to £100 - with the aim to discover whether it is worth paying more for your bird. Phillip also looks at kitchen gadgets on sale this Christmas - from a tea bag squeeze  to the “Instant Pot” that claims to cook a chicken in just 25 minutes. But what’s worth getting and what could be just a gimmick to avoid?
     
    And finally, Steph and Dom of Gogglebox fame test the alcoholic drink of the moment - gin. But which one should savvy shoppers buy?
     
    At the end of the show Phillip will be recommending his top three picks for the perfect tasty Christmas.
     
     
     
     

  • Love Island: The Christmas Reunion

    Ep 1/1

    Love Island: The Christmas Reunion sees Caroline Flack reunite nineteen of its most talked about Islanders as they gather for the ultimate festive get together. 

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Mon 17 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.35pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: justin.jeffreys@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Thursday 6 December 2018.
     
    Love Island: The Christmas Reunion
     
    Love Island: The Christmas Reunion sees Caroline Flack reunite nineteen of its most talked about Islanders as they gather for the ultimate festive get together. 
     
    Reflecting on their memorable Summer sojourn, this winter special picks up where the couples left off, with Iain Stirling once again presiding over the proceedings as narrator.
     
    Six months on, whose love has lasted the distance, who has scores to settle, and who is feeling single and ready to mingle once again? 
     
    Escaping to a festive retreat, the Islanders will lift the lid on the dramatic break ups and tabloid headlines that have played out since departing the villa. Are reconciliations on the cards, or have the holiday romance bubbles well and truly burst?
     
    Returning for the reunion are Love Island winners Jack and Dani and finalists Wes and Megan, and Kaz (boyfriend Josh is away in the USA).
     
    Meanwhile, how will estranged couples Laura and Paul, Georgia and Sam and Ellie and Charlie react as they come face to face?
     
    Samira, Dr Alex, Alexandra, Kendall, Hayley and Eyal are also back to update on whether they’ve had more luck in love outside the villa. And are Adam and Zara still living a happy ever after? 
     
    Expect awkward conversations, old tensions resurfaced and maybe one or two mistletoe moments as this Summer's biggest TV talking point raises one last festive glass to the class of 2018....
     
    Love Island is an original ITV Studios Entertainment format, co-produced with Motion Content Group, and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
     
     
     
     

  • Long Lost Family Christmas Reunion

    Ep 1/1

    Over the last eight years Long Lost Family has reunited over 200 relatives desperate to find that one person missing from their lives, to make their family complete.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 17 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: lydnsey.large@itv.com hannah.green@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Thursday 6 December 2018.
     
    Over the last eight years Long Lost Family has reunited over 200 relatives desperate to find that one person missing from their lives, to make their family complete. Now for the first time many of these families are brought together under one roof, to celebrate Christmas and the joy of finally being together, after the agony of years apart.
     
    Long Lost Family Christmas Reunion will find out what it means to spend your first Christmas with your loved ones and reflect on how lives have changed for people since finding their relatives, with some guests meeting new family members for the very first time during the programme. 
     
    In the heart of London, preparations are underway for a family Christmas celebration with a difference, 120 family members are arriving for the very first Long Lost Family Christmas lunch, many having travelled across the globe from Nigeria to Australia and Barbados to Switzerland. Others are making their way from all over the United Kingdom. It’s a chance for our guests to share their experiences and stories together and for many, to celebrate Christmas with their long-lost loved ones for the first time.
     
    Presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell are on hand to welcome everyone and ensure it’s a day they will treasure. Davina says: “This is a chance to catch-up on eight years of Long Lost Family, seeing you all here, knowing you are all telling each other each other’s stories is really lovely.” Nicky adds: “It is the biggest family Christmas lunch in the history of family Christmas lunches!”
     
    Among the guests are Sharon Harte and her sisters. Sharon’s search was for her birth mum but she was given the news that whilst her mum had sadly passed away, she has four sisters. She met three of them in the spring and the sisters are now able to celebrate their mum’s birthday and Christmas together for the first time this year. In an emotional moment, Sharon’s sisters surprise her with a special Christmas gift, her late mother’s eternity ring. 
     
    Four years ago, Susan and Chris Ellerton were the first ever couple to approach Long Lost Family searching for their son together. He was born when they were teenagers and they were forced to give him up by their parents. To everyone’s surprise, Sue and Chris stayed together, got married, moved to Canada and went on to have five more children (one of whom has died). But they never forgot their first-born, Andrew. Since being reunited with his parents on Long Lost Family, Andrew has met all but one of his siblings, his youngest brother James. Davina and Nicky surprise Andrew and he meets James during the Christmas lunch for the very first time. Andrew says: “That was what myself and my partner were going to be saving for next year, to go and try and track him down, the last member of the family to meet…. It’s probably been one of the best Christmas presents I have ever had!”
     
    Chantal Airs is celebrating the Christmas season with her birth father Jeremy and her adoptive mother Annette. Chantal and Annette live in France and Jeremy has travelled over from Perth, Australia especially for the Christmas celebration. Chantal and Jeremy met for the first time on Long Lost Family in 2014 with the full support of her adoptive mother Annette, who explains: “I do think that people should have the ease to speak to their adoptive parents and say, ‘Do you mind if I go and see my Mum, or find her?’ Because you adopt a child and you love a child very much. But you never own a child. They must know where they come from.” 
     
    Sisters Cathie Cutler-Evans and Ann Beggs met as part of the series in 2017, after Cathie had been searching for her birth mother and was devastated to learn that she’d passed away. Cathie discovered she not only had Ann, but also a brother Mark that she knew nothing about and all three have since become incredibly close. They share their joy at celebrating the season together with a whole table of people who were looking for birth mothers but instead found unexpected siblings.
     
    Over the years the programme has reunited brothers and sisters, parents and children but sometimes the search leads to something completely unexpected. There have been two extraordinary reunions in recent years where one of the relatives has changed their gender.  At this celebratory event, the two families are introduced to each other. As Francesca Barnes, who is currently transitioning to female explains, “I wasn’t just looking for my Mum, wondering whether she wants me to find her, there was the impact of what I’m going through on top of that as well.”  And Vanda James, who was searching for a baby brother and found her sister Debbie Croft says clearly, “It isn’t the gender that matters, it’s the person.”
     
    For some of the guests the day has a bitter-sweet feel. Laura Aker had intended to attend with her father Andrew and brother Nten from Nigeria who she was brought together with last year. But sadly just a fortnight before the Christmas event, Laura’s father Andrew passed away. Nten and Laura come along anyway to celebrate their father’s life. Nten explains to Davina that knowing that he’d seen his daughter Laura, gave his father peace before he died.
     
    Pearse Egan met his dad Eddie earlier this year after Eddie was finally found by the Long Lost Family team living in New York. Now Eddie has flown to London to celebrate at the lunch with his son and he tells Davina that Christmas had been empty previously: “I could tell something was missing, it would be nice to have had him every Christmas. Since I didn’t have him, I just had thoughts, where would he be, is he doing fine? What he’s doing? All these thoughts come at the same time.”
     
    Another guest at the festive reunion lunch is former England rugby player Spencer Brown, who is meeting a new relative for the very first time. Davina catches up with Spencer and his sister Margot, who met earlier this year after both having been adopted. Margot explains the incredible, positive impact that finding her brother has had on her life but Spencer still hasn’t met Margot’s son, his 27 year old nephew Josephus. They are brought together for the first time and speak about what it means to them. 
     
    Also celebrating together are brother and sister Barbara and Geoffrey, who grew up apart because Geoffrey, who was the result of a wartime affair, was given up for adoption. Barbara spent decades searching for him before the Long Lost Family team found him and they met for the first time six months ago. This is their first ever Christmas together. Barbara explains: “There was never a Christmas that went by that I didn’t I wonder, where he is, I wonder what he’s doing, I wonder if he’s happy…”
     
    The programme will also be remembering those who are still without their loved ones. The Missing People’s Choir sing carols throughout the day and share the heartbreak of facing the festive season, when there is an empty space at the Christmas dinner table.
     
    Peter Boxell, whose son went missing from Sutton, Surrey in 1988 explains: “My son Lee has been missing just over 30 years, this will be our 30th Christmas without him. Every year, he’s not at that Christmas table with us. We lay a place for him and we just pray that he can come home and join us again.”
     
    Produced by Wall to Wall for ITV.
     
     
     

  • Best Christmas Ever with Alexander Armstrong.

    Ep 1/1

    Best Christmas Ever is a one-off festive special, hosted by TV favourite, Alexander Armstrong.   

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 16 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jake.way@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Watch and embed this video on your website. Simply play and click on the embed icon upper right to copy the embed code.
     
    Best Christmas Ever is a one-off festive special, hosted by TV favourite, Alexander Armstrong. 
     
    He’ll be joined by some very special celebrity guests, all on a mission to find out what really makes the best Christmas ever. 
     
    Much like the big day itself, there will be games, sing-along and polite but firm disagreement as our celebrity guests battle it out to crown the best Christmas food, song, movie and much, much more. 
     
     

  • The Chase: Celebrity Special

    Christmas Special Ep 10/

    One Chaser is all that stands between voice coach and TV presenter David Grant, Paralympian Jonnie Peacock, TV doctor Pixie McKenna and comedian Andy Hamilton and thousands of pounds for their chosen charities. Bradley Walsh hosts.   

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 16 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com jo.farrelly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Thursday 6 December 2018.
     
    Episode 10 - Christmas Special
     
    In a Christmas special episode of The Celebrity Chase, sports commentator John Inverdale, tennis coach Judy Murray, acting legend Bernard Cribbins and TV presenter Scarlett Moffatt take on ALL five of the Chasers.
     
    What have the Chasers come to the party as this year? Bradley Walsh presents.  
     

     

  • Elf

    Ep 1/1

    Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 16 Dec
    Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
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    Elf
     
    Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. The adult Buddy then travels to New York - in full elf uniform - in search of his real father; as it happens, this is Walter Hobbs, a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy - with increasingly chaotic results.
     
    Cast:
     
    Will Ferrell - Buddy
    James Caan - Walter
    Bob Newhart - Papa Elf
    Edward Asner - Santa
    Mary Steenburgen - Emily
    Zooey Deschanel - Jovie
    Daniel Tay - Michael
    Faizon Love - Gimbel's Manager
    Peter Dinklage - Miles Finch
    Amy Sedaris - Deb
    Michael Lerner - Fulton
    Andy Richter - Morris
    Kyle Gass - Eugene
     
     
     

  • Big Star’s Bigger Star

    Ep 1/4

    Stephen Mulhern hosts a brand new spin-off series ‘Big Star’s Bigger Star’, which lifts the lid on celebrities’ lives – but through the eyes of their parents.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 15 Dec
    Time: 5.30pm - 6.20pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: george@pr-squared.co.uk
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Thursday 6 December 2018.
     
    Big Star’s Bigger Star
     
    Stephen Mulhern hosts a brand new spin-off series ‘Big Star’s Bigger Star’, which lifts the lid on celebrities’ lives – but through the eyes of their parents.
     
    With a whole lifetime of stories, anecdotes and revelations to choose from, this new four-part series will see Britain’s best-loved personalities team up with their parents to win as much money as possible for charity, while hoping they can stop their parents from revealing too much. 
     
    Viewers will get a sneak-peek into the lives our favourite stars while they were growing up.  But, how many embarrassing secrets will come to light leaving our celebrities red faced?  
     
    Over the new series a whole host of famous faces open themselves up, including: Simon Webbe, Kym Marsh, Harry Judd, Emma Willis, Andy Whyment, Andrea McLean, Roman Kemp, George Lamb and Jessica Wright.
     
    First up are Adam Thomas, Frankie Bridge and Joel Dommett.
     
    The winning pair get the chance to play for £15,000 for their chosen charity.
     
    12 Yards Productions for ITV
     

  • James Martin's Saturday Morning at Christmas

    Ep 16/

    James Martin's Saturday Morning sees the hugely popular chef returning to Saturday mornings, with a two-hour show from his very own home. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 15 Dec
    Time: 9.30am - 11.40am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Thursday 6 December 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    James Martin’s Saturday Morning returns with everyone’s favourite chef sharing his love of good food, his cars and his dogs, Cooper and Ralph. 
     
    James will be cooking up more fabulous, seasonal dishes, welcoming a range of great celebrity guests and his best friends from the world of food.  Oz Clarke will be out and about around the country conducting wine tastings, Jason Plato returns for more Fast Food challenges in the Ariel Nomad racing car and there’ll be more visits to the kitchens of some of Britain’s best chefs.  Plus there’ll be recipes filmed on the road during James’ recent trip to the USA.
     
    Episode 16
     
    James is joined by Boyzone members Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch, plus chef Brian Turner. On the menu today are plaice in champagne sauce, prawn toast and steak in bearnaise sauce.
     

     

  • Happy Hour with Olly Murs

    Ep 1/1

    The much-loved pop star and coach on The Voice UK will be heading back to his Essex roots as he takes over an entire pub to put on a jam-packed night of games, chat and performances of all his biggest hits.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 15 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.05pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Happy Hour with Olly Murs
     
    The much-loved pop star and coach on The Voice UK will be heading back to his Essex roots as he takes over an entire pub to put on a jam-packed night of games, chat and performances of all his biggest hits.
     
    As he celebrates a decade at the top with his sixth album, You Know I Know, it’s the ultimate homecoming party with a specially invited audience of friends, family and famous faces. 
     
    With the bar packed to the rafters, there will be laughs aplenty as Bradley Walsh – who Olly affectionately calls his ‘showbiz dad’ – is pub landlord for the night. Emma Willis will be the resident Karaoke Queen as she hosts special singalongs for any game guests that choose to step up to the mic and entertain the crowd. Fellow Voice coach Sir Tom Jones will be dropping in to join in the fun and there will be a very special exclusive duet from Jennifer Hudson and Olly. 
     
    Only the specially invited audience will get past bouncer for the evening, The Beast from The Chase. Lucky super fans will mingle with guests including celebrity friends Rochelle Humes, Megan McKenna and Chris and Kem, along with Olly's closest friends and family.
     
    With multiple sold out arena tours to his name, there will be truly intimate performances from the multi-platinum selling star as he sings his classic hits as well as songs from his brand-new album. His latest single Moves will be one of those performances with Lady Leshurr taking to the stage alongside him. 
     
    Video clip:
     
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    The show is packed with performances of Olly's hits and fun with celebrity friends but there was one part of the show he had no idea about. Years before music success Olly had been a contestant on Deal or No Deal but he only won £10 - the worst contestant ever said Noel at the time. Later Olly got the opportunity to play again in a celebrity special...this time he only won 50p. So, tomorrow night Rochelle Humes will be seen surprising him as she introduces Noel Edmonds to play a special game of Deal or No Deal to see if if it's third time lucky. At the boxes are Chris, Kem, Megan McKenna, Rochelle Humes and Olly's mum. Here's an exclusive clip of the moment Noel surprises him...
     

     

  • The Jonathan Ross Show

    Ep 14/

    The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a brand new series this autumn on ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 15 Dec
    Time: 10.05pm - 11.10pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: victoria.shires@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 6 December 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a brand new series this autumn on ITV.
     
    Jonathan will present the new series which will feature even more entertaining, open and exclusive interviews with stars from stage, screen, comedy and sport. There will also be performances from popular, current talent from the UK and across the pond.
     
    The last series uncovered a host of exclusives from the world of showbiz and sport including interviews with Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Grace Jones, Sheridan Smith, Tina Turner, Peter Kay and Jeremy Clarkson.
     
    Previous series have also seen rare and exclusive interviews with the likes of pop icon, Britney Spears. Plus Hollywood stars such as Michael Douglas, Amy Schumer, Renee Zellweger, and John Malkovich who all appeared on the show and were joined by some of the greatest music stars around; Little Mix and Robbie Williams to name a few.
     
    Episode 14
     
    This week on The Jonathan Ross Show, the host is joined by legendary star of stage and screen Dame Joan Collins, the nation’s favourite EastEnder Danny Dyer, rapper and TV personality Big Narstie and the hilarious Kevin Bridges.
     
    Plus, Anne-Marie and James Arthur will be performing their version of The Greatest Showman song ‘Rewrite The Stars.'
     
     
    Video:
     
    On this weekend's episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, guest Danny Dyer speaks for the first time on his daughter Dani’s romance with fellow Love Island winner, Jack Fincham.
     
    On recent reports that the pair have split following a six month romance, Danny insisted: “I just want to put something to bed. She hasn’t split up with Jack, that’s all b******s, that is.”
     
    Host, Jonathan says: “We were following their romance and were thinking it’s so lovely and it’s really working, and he met you and then Dani put [a message] on her Instagram [that they had split]...” 
     
    Danny assured: “Jon, they’ve had a row. They’ve had a row, she’s got a bit emotional and I think she has whacked that [message] up and immediately regretted it. You know what women are like… I’m just saying she got a little bit irate, screaming and shouting, the ultimate way to punish him maybe. I don’t know what was going on but I can tell you now, they’re sweet.”
     
    Jonathan asks: “So we can establish then, Jack and Dani are definitely back together?”
     
    Danny tells him: “They’re sweet as. They’ve had a little argument as we all do, we all have tear ups. Don’t declare nothing to the world, I’ve told her this. That was my bit of fatherly advice. It is okay, it is all sweet.”
     
    On Jack Fincham, Danny said: “He’s a good kid. Apparently I’ve been begging her to leave him, all these stories coming out. It’s crackers. I don’t understand where it comes from. He’s good as gold, everyone is sweet. Merry Christmas everyone!”
     
    On the public interest into Jack and Dani’s love life, Danny said: “You’ve got to respect the fact they were on a TV show, they met on a TV show and the public voted for them… But actually they are real human beings now and they’ve had to parade themselves in front of cameras but now they need to start sitting back a little bit and concentrate on what is important which is their relationship. It’s hard enough as it is in a relationship, let alone with cameras [around you]…”
     
     

     

  • The Specsavers National Book Awards 2018

    Ep 1/1

    Zoe Ball is aided and abetted by Ben Miller as they give ITV viewers an access-all-areas pass to the most entertaining and least stuffy literary awards event of the year, a star-studded celebration of the best books of 2018 – the ones everyone are ac

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 15 Dec
    Time: 11.40am - 12.40pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 51 2018 : Sat 15 Dec - Fri 21 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Zoe Ball is to host a star-studded celebration of the best books of 2018 for The Specsavers National Book Awards on ITV this December. 
     
    In this fast-paced highlights show viewers will see the great and the good of the writing world honoured for their 2018 works with attendees including Ricky Gervais, Graham Norton, Jonathan Ross, Emilia Fox, Jamie Oliver, Hugh Bonneville, Stanley Tucci, Peter Crouch, Danny Wallace, Dawn O’Porter, Chris Stark, Gennaro Contaldo, Yotam Ottolenghi and Prue Leith.  
     
    Also in attendance are the cream of the writing crop, with best-sellers including David Nicholls, Jane Fallon, Kathy Lette, Val McDermid, Adam Kay, Ian Rankin, Tony Parsons, Matt Haig, Peter James, Benjamin Zephaniah, and Dame Jacqueline Wilson. 
     
    Zoe will be aided and abetted by her glamorous - and hilarious – assistant, comedian and actor Ben Miller in this hour-long special, which sees 70 amazing books celebrated across 12 broad and popular categories.  
     
    The hosting duo will also treat viewers to the action at the after party, where Ricky Gervais and David Baddiel are found arguing humorously about whose children’s book is the best, while Hugh Bonneville reveals his favourite reads and Stanley Tucci quizzes culinary legend Yotam Ottolenghi. 
     
    As well as looking back at great reads viewers have enjoyed over the past 12 months, this fun and funny awards show is set to inspire ideas for what to read this Christmas. 
     

  • Through The Christmas Keyhole

    Ep 1/

    Keith Lemon is back with a sixth series of Through the Keyhole, kicking off with a Christmas special.  Join Keith as he rummages around three mystery celebrity houses unearthing clues for the studio panel to guess ‘who habitates in a house like

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 14 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 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 Saturday 1 December 2018.
     
    Through The Christmas Keyhole
     
    Keith Lemon is back with a sixth series of Through the Keyhole, kicking off with a Christmas special.  Join Keith as he rummages around three mystery celebrity houses unearthing clues for the studio panel to guess ‘who habitates in a house like this.
     
     On this week’s festive star-studded panel is the king of chat Jonathan Ross, presenter Lorraine Kelly and comedian Jimmy Carr.
     
     
     
     

  • Celebrity Juice

    Celebrity Juice: Christmas Special Ep 1/

    Celebrity Juice is back for a brand new series and celebrating its 10th birthday.

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Thu 13 Dec
    Time: 10.00pm - 11.05pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: Amy.Huson@fremantlemediauk.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 1 December 2018.
     
    Celebrity Juice: Christmas Special
     
    Keith Lemon hosts the Christmas special of the outrageous comedy panel show, which sees team captains Jimmy Carr and Fearne Cotton going head to head in a series of hilarious games.
     
    Joining the panel for the festive fun is The X Factor Judge Ayda Williams, Number Wizard Carol Vorderman, Loose Woman Stacey Solomon, Drag extraordinaire Courtney Act, the King of Reem Joey Essex and Juice regular Gino D’Acampo.
     

     

  • Billy Connolly’s Ultimate World Tour

    Ep 1/1

    Billy Connolly looks back on 25 years of distinctive, joyful travelogues from his latest destination - his new home-base, Florida - sharing his insightful outlook on the world, and his new surroundings.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 13 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: grant.cunningham@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@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 1 December 2018.
     
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    Billy Connolly’s Ultimate World Tour
     
    “I’ve been to some magical places, met some wonderful people and had a great time – so relax, get yourself some space on the couch, open up the popcorn and get ready. Welcome to the ultimate world tour.” – Billy Connolly
     
    Billy Connolly’s career has taken him to almost every corner of the globe and now, in this brand new one-off special for ITV, he takes viewers on a fresh trip around his new home state of Florida, stopping along the way to look back at his travels across the planet over the last 25 years.
     
    Surprises are around every corner, as he tours Florida in his convertible classic car, fishing on the salt flats, tasting weird and wonderful food in the bars and restaurants, tracking crocodiles, sailing out on the Everglades and sampling the unique culture  in Miami, he remembers some highlights from tours to countries including Scotland, Canada and Australia.
     
    Billy says: “It was exactly 25 years ago that I found myself taking the cameras out of the theatres and into the world. It’s a journey that’s taken me to far flung places and offered up once-in-a-lifetime experiences and I’m still discovering thrilling new stuff around every corner now I’ve pitched up in Florida.”
     
    Produced by Indigo for ITV.
     
     

     

  • New Gino's Italian Coastal Escape

    Episode 7 - Alberobello and Lecce Ep 7/8

    Gino’s back in his home country of Italy to reveal one of its best kept secrets- it’s stunning Adriatic Coast.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 13 Dec
    Time: 8.30pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: britt.allott@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@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 1 December 2018.
     
    New Gino's Italian Coastal Escape
     
    Series overview
     
    Gino’s back in his home country of Italy to reveal one of its best kept secrets- it’s stunning Adriatic Coast. In this series he’s travelling the entire East Coast - taking in everything this spectacular lesser known side of Italy has to offer. 
     
    Episode 7 - Alberobello and Lecce
     
    This week Gino reaches the unique town of Alberobello with its cone-shaped Truili houses. Here he learns about the history of these iconic homes and gets a lesson in making the local pasta orecchiette from a Nona in her back garden. Using the pasta he creates his own version of the Puglian classic pasta dish orecchiette cime di rapa, will it live up to her expectations?
     
    Next, Gino heads to the city of Lecce - known as the Florence of the South for its stunning baroque architecture. Here he finds out about local tradition of cartapesta - or papier mache - before a flash mob of local dancers surprise him. Leaving Lecce Gino returns to the dramatic coast to create a chicken skewers dish with a sticky marinade and a healthy bean and fennel salad.  
     

     

  • Peston

    Ep 12/

    Robert Peston brings his political magazine show to Wednesday nights to provide viewers with an fresh, intelligent and lively perspective on the big matters of the day in a brand new slot.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 12 Dec
    Time: 10.45pm - 11.45pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

     
     
    Peston
     
    Robert Peston brings his political magazine show to Wednesday nights to provide viewers with an fresh, intelligent and lively perspective on the big matters of the day in a brand new slot.
     
    Promising a stellar line-up of guests from across the political spectrum as well as cultural figures, Peston will feature major interviews with Westminster heavy hitters, topical guests and the very latest political gossip from inside the bubble.
     
    Co-presenter Anushka Asthana will help Peston fuel the conversation in the studio and online, with updates from social media taking in perspectives from viewers, experts and key-players throughout the programme.
     
    As the Autumn nights darken and the political temperature rises, with Brexit looming and politicians returning to work after a long hot summer off, Peston aims to shine a light on the stories you might have missed and to be at the heart of national debate.
     
    Peston says: “Britain is on the verge of making history. The stakes could not be higher, but so too are the uncertainties. What kind of Brexit will we have? Is Brexit certain? Can the divisions in the Conservative and Labour Parties be healed or will one or both parties split? How long will Theresa May remain as PM? How many Labour MPs will be thrown out by disgruntled members? Perhaps most important of all, can hope be restored that the UK will become a richer, fairer, less divided country?
     
    “Rarely has there been such a need to hold our political leaders and our elected representatives to account. Which is why I am so excited by the launch on Wednesdays of Peston, which will continue the tradition of Peston on Sunday with agenda-setting interviews, a digital conversation with the audience, cutting-edge graphical analysis, informality and fun.
     
    “And for those of you unaware why the show moved from Sunday to Wednesday, it was for no other reason than that the repeat of Peston on Sunday on Sunday nights was watched by twice as many people as the morning live show. So I and ITV thought we should convert it into a proper night time show. I could not be more pleased to be broadcasting after News at Ten on arguably the most important political day of the week."
     
     

  • New Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

    Ep 7/8

    Animal lover extraordinaire Paul O’Grady is back for a brand new eight-part series at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, ready to meet a whole new round of canine faces.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 12 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: Hannah.Green@itv.com Lyndsey.Large@itv.com
    Picture contact: Peter.Gray@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 1 December 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Animal lover extraordinaire Paul O’Grady is back for a brand new eight-part series at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, ready to meet a whole new round of canine faces. Series 7 of the BAFTA-nominated programme will be filled with laughter and tears in equal measure, as Paul is faced with more abandoned and stray dogs, meets a few canine heroes and falls in love with some precious puppies along the way. 
     
    Episode 7
     
    This week Paul O'Grady meets a 10-week-old gender neutral collie who's been rejected by their mother. He also helps to find a home for a mongrel called Hope who's been at Battersea for over 300 days and is struggling to catch the eye of a new owner. Plus, Paul's got his work cut out when a family of nine whippets arrive on site, including some three-week-old puppies in need of some O'Grady cuddles. 
     
     

     

  • I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Coming Out

    Ep 1/1

    For weeks, viewers and the world’s media alike watched as 11 celebrities were stripped of all comfort and dumped in the Australian Jungle, where they survived with no contact from the outside world, completing trials and challenges to stave off hunge

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 12 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 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 Saturday 1 December 2018.
     
    For weeks, viewers and the world’s media alike watched as 11 celebrities were stripped of all comfort and dumped in the Australian Jungle, where they survived with no contact from the outside world, completing trials and challenges to stave off hunger.
     
    Now, they return to the lap of luxury and ITV has exclusive access as they settle back into the world they left behind.
     
    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Coming Out follows this year’s celebs from the moment they step off the bridge into the arms of their waiting family and friends.
     
    The show will also capture their first day back into their life of luxury.  But will they be sad to wave goodbye to their Jungle experience?
     
    ***
     
    This year, eleven brand new celebrities swapped luxury for life in the I’m A Celebrity Jungle.
     
    They were TV presenter Nick Knowles, actor and entertainer John Barrowman MBE, Hollyoaks star Malique Thompson-Dwyer, pop star James McVey, football manager Harry Redknapp, actor Rita Simons, TV’s ‘The Governess’ Anne Hegerty, comedy actor Emily Atack, Corrie star Sair Khan, broadcaster Noel Edmonds and singer Fleur East.
     
    NOEL DEPARTS
     
    Noel was the first celebrity to leave the Jungle. Noel was over the moon to be reunited with wife Liz, he asked stepson Harrison how he’d done in the Jungle as it was his idea to take part.  “You did good, you were very good at the eating and drinking trials.” replied Harrison.
     
    Noel asked Harrison if he’d embarrassed him in the Jungle and Harrison said “No, not at all.”  They hugged.
     
    Noel said “I’d like to think I got the most out of the experience.” 
     
    Noel had some breakfast on site in the Jungle and Joel Dommett came over, “Everyone’s talking about how incredible your body is.”  Noel laughed. Joel was a big Noel Edmonds fan and wouldn’t let Noel have his breakfast without complimenting him more, “ It’s an absolute pleasure to meet you.”
     
    Noel had pineapple for his first breakfast post Jungle.
     
    At the Versace hotel, Noel settled into life post Jungle, he was touched by all the support on social media, especially from Liam Gallagher and Greg James. “ First Brexit and now Nexit.” laughed Noel.
     
    Noel added, “It’s time for me to address the nation, I appreciate your shock, I’d ask you all the remain calm, kindly go to your beds early, we will keep you informed but for now the United Kingdom should sleep easy, stay calm.”
     
    Noel said “It was difficult coming in late, Malique didn’t know who I was, lovely young man.  I had a great chat with him down by the creek, he thought I was 49…bring it on.” 
     
    At the Versace, Noel met all the friends and family, he gave Sandra (Harry’s wife) a big hug.
     
    MALIQUE DEPARTS
     
    Next to leave the Jungle was Malique, he was reunited with his Mum, she said “Can you imagine how many girls will be crying tonight because they won’t be seeing you anymore, millions.” 
     
    Malique’s first breakfast outside of camp was baked beans on toast.
     
    Realising he would see Noel at the hotel, Malique said “I didn’t know how to take him when he first came in. But when I finally got to speak to him he was a really decent guy.”
     
    Malique and Noel hugged at the hotel as they were reunited.  Malique went to the pool and backflipped in.
     
    SAIR DEPARTS
     
    Next to depart was Sair, after she reunited with boyfriend Simon she saw Malique as he was about to go on ITV2’s Extra Camp, she ran over and gave him a big hug and they had a little dance.
     
    Sair’s first breakfast was spaghetti with fruit.
     
    Sair’s boyfriend Simon jokingly pulled Sair up on her ‘snog, marry, avoid’ comment when she said she’d snog Noel Edmonds, Sair laughed and said “Over Harry and Nick, yeah!”
     
    RITA DEPARTS
     
    Rita was pleased to see her Mum when she left the Jungle and briefly bumped into Sair who was going on Extra Camp.
     
    Rita turned to her Mum and said “Tell me now, was there a story in the press about me farting?!” Her Mum laughed and said “It was everywhere, it was hysterical.” Rita laughed and said, “ The one time I do a big loud fart, it’s on national television.” 
     
    Rita hugged Malique, Noel and Sair when she arrived at the hotel, she said “I’m off to have a shower and a poo.”  Rita was overjoyed to see a toilet in her hotel room and bent down and hugged it.
     
    ANNE DEPARTS
     
    Anne was next to leave the Jungle, she said “It has been such a rollercoaster.”
     
    “What kept me going was the fantastic lovely people” continued Anne. “ They were so kind and supportive.”
     
    Anne laughed when she was reminded about her flatulence in the Jungle, “Sometimes its just gotta go. Every time I got up from the bed I had to kind of do this thing where basically my arse was in the air, if it’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen.”
     
    Anne’s brother told Anne about how she’d inspired a young boy with autism back home in the UK, she watched the video of him on TV.  “It’s nice to know that one is sort of inspiring children.”  She then joked “It’s completely untrue I did it (the Jungle) to raise awareness of autism, I did it for the money.”
     
    NICK DEPARTS
     
    Nick was next to leave the Jungle and was met by his two sons. After leaving the Jungle, Nick said “Where’s the coffee and the bacon?”.
     
    Nick’s son commented how each campmate had commended Nick for his leadership role in the camp and how he picked everyone up when they were down. Nick said “That’s very nice of them but the truth is they all found themselves. They were all capable.”
     
    After enjoying his breakfast, Nick went to meet the friends and family of the remaining campmates.
     
    On making top spot in the iTunes chart, Nick said “It’s hilarious isn’t it? I played guitar with my brother and never really took it seriously, it was just something we did as a family. Occasionally, I’d find myself on the rooftop of a hotel.
     
    Nick’s son informed him that Biffy Clyro had denied that a collaboration had ever happened. Nick replied “I imagine their management has told them to distance themselves from me!”.
     
    Back at the hotel, Nick was shown a clip of Chris Moyles pledging to get Nick in to the charts. Nick laughed and then said “That is unbelievable.”
     
    Nick then wanted to thank Chris Moyles for backing his music and getting him to number one, so he video called Chris live on-air.
     
    JAMES DEPARTS
     
    James was next to leave the Jungle and was greeted by girlfriend Kirstie on the bridge. He also briefly bumped into Nick Knowles who gave him a hug, before he left the Jungle.
     
    As James headed to the hotel, he reflected on his toughest moments in the Jungle, he said “The toad challenge was really difficult. I had quite a lot of testicular stimulation from the frogs. Disgusting, slimy things.”
     
    Arriving at the hotel, James was greeted his ex-campmates. Rita gave him some words of wisdom to ‘just eat slowly’ when eating his first post-Jungle meal.
     
    James enjoyed a pizza with girlfriend and then jumped on the bed to relax.
     
    FLEUR DEPARTS
     
    Finishing in fourth place, Fleur was met on the bridge by sister Keshia, who cheekily took a sip her of her champagne. She briefly ran into James and his girlfriend before leaving the Jungle.
     
    Fleur said “It feels so surreal to be out here right now. I’ve got some champers…mate I don’t even drink champagne, but I feel like I deserve it!”.
     
    Fleur reflected on some of her favourite moments in the Jungle, including teaching Harry Redknapp to rap. She said “I loved teaching Hazza to MC and just how to rap. It was my favourite thing ever. To me, Harry feels like family. I can imagine him having a Sunday roast with all of us. He just fits in the family”.
     
    Before heading back to the hotel, Fleur stopped for a bucket of fried chicken. She was then greeted by all her fellow campmates and headed  to her room where she collapsed on her bed and said “I’m going to sleep like baby!”
     
    JOHN DEPARTS
     
    John finished in third place and was reunited with his husband Scott.
     
    Once the show finished, John and Scott left the Jungle to meet John’s mum and dad. John said “I’m really excited about seeing my mum and dad. My parents are 86 and 84 and they’ve come to fricking Australia! They’ve been up every day waiting and I can’t wait to see him.”
     
    After an emotional reunion with his parents, John and Scott made their way to the Versace hotel.
     
    John reflected on his time in the Jungle. He said “I cannot wait to go back and watch the series, to see what I’ve accomplished, what I’ve done.”
     
    John said “Eating the goat’s eyeball. The spider and then the final one was the bull’s penis, it was like chewing a dirty…it was a dirty penis. That’s what it was.”
     
    John arrived at the hotel to a massive cheer and applause from his fellow campmates and fans.
     
    John headed to his room to find a cake waiting for him and buried his face in the cake.   
     
    EMILY DEPARTS
     
    After Harry was announced as the new King of the Jungle, Emily hugged and congratulated him. Before heading to meet her mum, she said “No-one has died, have they?”
     
    Overwhelmed by leaving the Jungle, Emily said “I feel like it’s my wedding day!”
     
    Unknown to Emily her dad and sister had flown to Australia to meet her. Emily and her family then embraced in a group hug.
     
    While travelling to the Versace hotel, Emily reflected her on her time in the Jungle, she said “When I was told I had to do a skydive, I thought ‘ok, I’m going to take this one. It’s going to be fine’. It was the most frightening thing.”
     
    Emily was met by a reception of applause and cheering. She said to fans and her fellow campmates “Don’t come me near me, I stink!”
     
    Emily broke down into tears in the lift after being greeted by so many fans who congratulated her. “That’s so overwhelming. What was that? I wasn’t expecting that”
     
    Emily arrived in her room and noticed a cheeseboard on the table. She screamed and said “Oh my God, that’s the nicest cheese I’ve ever eaten. Do you know? I will never take these things in my life for granted ever again. I’ve got to make sure I don’t put on 25 stone over Christmas.”
     
    HARRY DEPARTS
     
    After being crowned King of the Jungle, Harry was reunited with wife Sandra.
     
    Referring to his Jungle crown, Harry said “How stupid do I look?” and Sandra laughed.
     
    Harry and Sandra left the Jungle in a Hummer Limo. Harry said “I can’t believe I’m King of the Jungle. I’ve had a laugh and you only get one life, I’m not here for a visit. I laughed and laughed and I cried.“
     
    Reflecting on his friendship with Noel, Harry said “I had such a fun time with Noel. We hit it off straight away and became pals.”
     
    On what he plans to do first, Harry said: We’ve missed jam roly-poly. We might even get a stall in the market, Saturday afternoons selling jam roly-poly.”
     
    Arriving at the Versace hotel, Harry was met by both fans and his fellow campmates and an enormous round of applause. Harry received a sign from fans which read ‘Congrats Harry. Yabba Dabba Doo!’
     
    Harry then headed to the Royal Suite and was met by a plate of jam roly-poly and custard. After treating himself to his favourite dessert, he received a knock at the door from Noel.
     
    Noel then gave Harry a massage on his thigh as the pair laughed, re-enacting their special moment shared in the Jungle. 
     
    WRAP PARTY
     
    On seeing her campmates altogether for the first time, since leaving the Jungle, Emily said “Seeing everybody in normal clothes makes everyone so fit! I fancy everyone.”
     
    King of the Jungle, Harry Redknapp, arrived as his fellow campmates cheered and reflected on this year’s winner of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
     
    John said “A great king. He’s awesome. Harry deserves everything.’
     
    Anne said “Harry has just been superb. I absolutely understand why he’s King of the Jungle because everyone can relate to him.”
     
    Harry then gave his victory speech, he said “I’ve got to be honest. I feel like a football team that’s won the World Cup, where the whole team has contributed to winning it and one person is sat here as though he’s done more than the others, which I haven’t done.”
     
    Harry said “I want to thank you all, every one of you because it was the most amazing time. I’ve made ten friends for life.”
     
    Harry said “All you girls, how you’ve scrubbed up! I don’t even recognise you.”
     
    Emily asked “Do you think Jamie will go out with me now?”
     
    Harry replied “I don’t think he could pull you, I’ll be honest with you!”
     
    The campmates then broke out in to their famous rice and beans song and raised their glasses.
     
    The campmates reflected one final time on their Jungle experience.
     
    Harry said “It’s been tough but it’s been fun as well. I’ve never laughed so much in my life. It was a great adventure. You only live once, you’ve got to make every day count and I’ve had a real adventure. I’m glad I made a few people laugh.”
     
    Emily said “It’s the weirdest, most wonderful holiday I’ve ever been on. I will definitely miss the Jungle. I feel like it’s changed my life forever. I’m so proud of myself!”
     
    John said “This whole experience has been something of a revelation. My jungle experience has been one of the top five things I’ve done in my life, but you know something? I will never do it again!”
     
    Noel said “You have given me one of my greatest life experiences. And for that, I’ll be eternally grateful.”
     
    Malique said “I’ll never forget some of the friendships that I’ve made. I loved every minute of it.”
     
    Sair said “The lows were pretty low but the highs were super high.”
     
    Rita said “It will stay etched in my memory, forever.”
     
    Anne said “Absolutely traumatising horror, to rip-snorting fun.”
     
    Nick said “It’s been one of the best experiences of my life.”
     
    James said “I’ve learnt more about myself in three weeks, than I have done in 25 years.”
     
    Fleur said “It was totally transforming. Life changing.”
     
    FINAL GOODBYE FROM DEC AND HOLLY
     
    Dec thanked Holly for her time working on the show in Australia and gifted her with the classic Jungle t-shirt, worn by the celebrities, with her name on the back.
     
     
    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Coming Out show, tonight [Wednesday 12th December] at 9pm on ITV.

     

  • Made in Britain

    Made in Britain: At Christmas Ep 11/

    From the mass produced to the hand crafted, a behind the scenes look at how Britain’s most iconic brands are made.  

    ITV4
    Transmission date: Tue 11 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 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 Saturday 1 December 2018.
     
    Episode 11
     
    Made in Britain: At Christmas
     
    From the mass produced to the hand crafted, a behind the scenes look at how Britain’s most iconic Christmas products are made.  
     
    Go behind the scenes at the Welsh factory churning out 14,000,000 meters of tinsel every year. Meet the dedicated team hand-rolling luxury Christmas Crackers for the world’s finest department stores. See how a British vineyard is giving French Champagne makers a run for their money. Learn how traditional Christmas puddings are made to last; and discover what goes into making an advent calendar. 
     
    These are just of the amazing products that are all proudly, Made in Britain: At Christmas.
     
    Narrated by Jimmy Nail.

     

  • The Royal Variety Performance 2018

    Ep 1/1

    Actor and one of the UK’s best loved comics Greg Davies, is to host The Royal Variety Performance, in the presence of members of the Royal family. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 11 Dec
    Time: 7.30pm - 10.05pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Watch and embed this video on your website. Simply play and click on the embed icon upper right to copy the embed code.
     
    Actor and one of the UK’s best loved comics Greg Davies, is to host The Royal Variety Performance, in the presence of members of the Royal family. 
     
    The event will come from the iconic London Palladium Theatre, which is hosting the event for the 42nd time.
     
    The show promises to be an unforgettable evening of the best UK and international musical performers, extraordinary theatre and brilliant comedy as well as a number of surprises along the away.
     
    Stars lined up to appear include one of the UK’s biggest bands, the multi-award-winning Take That, the West End cast of the phenomenal hit musical Hamilton, chart topper George Ezra, award winners Clean Bandit, West End cast of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical and the legendary Andrea Bocelli & his son Matteo.
     
    Also taking to the stage are, Britain’s Got Talent winner, comedian The Lost Voice Guy, a special performance from Rick Astley, comedian Rhod Gilbert, the mesmerising Cirque Du Soleil, plus music from Sigrid and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.  Circus 1903 will be unveiling their unique and beautifully crafted performances with their extraordinary elephant puppetry, and there will be more comedy from stand up comedians Gad Elmaleh and Rod Woodward.
     
    Greg Davies said: “I am delighted to host the Royal Variety. It is a role that I am wildly unsuited to and I will no doubt offend a great many people, but my Mum has a voracious appetite for meeting members of the Royal family and this seems a reasonable price to pay for the gift of life.”
     
    The event is staged in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, whose patron is Her Majesty The Queen. The money raised from the show helps those people from the world of entertainment in need of care and assistance.
     

  • Sir Cliff Richard - 60 Years In Public And in Private

    Ep 1/1

    This new one-off documentary for ITV features exclusive access to music legend Sir Cliff Richard following one of the toughest periods in his career as he celebrates 60 years in show business.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 10 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 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 Saturday 1 December 2018.
     
    Sir Cliff Richard: 60 Years in Public and in Private
     
    This new one-off documentary for ITV features exclusive access to music legend Sir Cliff Richard following one of the toughest periods in his career as he celebrates 60 years in show business.
     
    Featuring interviews with Sir Barry Gibb, Olivia Newton-John, Hank Marvin, Jimmy Osmond, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Brian May and Dame Joan Collins, this programme reflects on Cliff’s six decades at the top of the charts.
     
    Filmed over a six-month period at his home in Portugal, at Abbey Road Studios and at Wimbledon, as he prepares to launch his 104th album, leaving the events of the last few years behind him, Sir Cliff talks candidly about his career highs and lows and his record-breaking longevity.
     
    In his first in-depth TV documentary interview in years, Cliff talks about the dark days that followed the BBC televised raid on his home in 2014, his battle to clear his name and the people whose support have got him through tough times.
     
    In the programme, he throws open the doors of his winery in Portugal to 1,400 fans, for whom he performs an acoustic concert and poses for individual photos.
     
    He’s wary of how he’s perceived in the modern internet age, saying: “I spoke to my lawyers about it and I said, ‘What do I do about what people say about me on the internet?’ They said get used to it - you’re a celebrity. Well I didn’t become a celebrity, a singer to have people say all sorts of c*** about me publicly. And so it’s very unnerving.”
     
    Janet Street Porter explains how much of an invasion the BBC reporting had been to the veteran singer: “I think Cliff Richard thought he had constructed a wall around his private life. It was like a physical attack on him.”
     
    From his early years, Cliff’s good looks and musical talent had brought attention upon him. Joan Collins says: “He was clean cut - he was the boy next door and he had enormous charm.”
     
    Yet Olivia Newton-John says it clearly didn’t harm his career as he went on to have a string of massive hits. She says: “Not having that image of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll obviously didn’t hinder, because he had that sexy image without all the stuff that goes with it.”
     
    Now aged 78, Cliff is throwing himself fully back into the public arena with his new album, Rise Up, and a 60th anniversary tour. He says: “It has a significance because I am starting again, I haven’t been broken down and I have a new album.”
     
     His friend Gloria Hunniford says: “I hope this will be a new fresh start for him and I hope will be able to put those four years out of his mind, deep down will he ever wipe it completely? I’m not so sure.”
     
    And after six decades in the business, more than 140 hit records and well over 250 million records sold, few can compare to Sir Cliff’s staying power, Jimmy Osmond says: “Sixty years in show business is impossible for most people. Maybe they have two good years, but Cliff Richard, 60 years. Come on.”  
     
     
     
     

  • The Martin Lewis Money Show

    Ep 3/3

    The Martin Lewis Money Show returns for a brand new series of three 30-minute episodes in the run-up to Christmas to help viewers get to grips with their finances ahead of the festive season.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 10 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@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 1 December 2018.
     
    Episode 3
     
    It’s never been more difficult to get on the property ladder, so tonight the nation's favourite money guru Martin Lewis is on hand to explain how it’s possible for first-time buyers to still buy a home.
     
    Plus, find out how to get hold of cheap theatre tickets and who is responsible for council tax in your house.
     
     

  • Coronation Street

    Ep 9 634/9 639

    Coronation Street is the story of the everyday lives of ordinary folk living in a northern town called Weatherfield.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 10 Dec
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: alison.sinclair@itv.com rachel.newton@itv.com francesca.evans@itv.com
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    Coronation Street is the story of the everyday lives of ordinary folk living in a northern town called Weatherfield. The show’s unique blend of heartwarming comedy and powerful drama always remaining at the forefront of its programming since 1960.
     
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name, who you write for and you will be added to a database of journalists sent the fuller information.
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9634: Monday 10th December at 7.30pm 
     
    Daniel struggles to forgive Sinead’s deception. 
    Phil orders Brian to rewrite the nativity play. 
    Liz meets up with an old flame.
     
    Writer – Jayne Hollinson
    Director – Karl Neilson
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9635: Monday 10th December at 8.30pm
     
    Phil relishes Brian’s show of weakness. 
    Beth concocts a scam to raise money for Sinead’s treatment. 
    Jenny stirs up conflict between Liz and Eileen.
     
    Writer – Steven Fay
    Director – Karl Neilson
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9636: Wednesday 12th December at 7.30pm
     
    Chesney, Beth and Kirk make a mug out of Dev. 
    Cathy forces Brian to confront his problems. 
    Robert lies to Michelle and sneaks off with Kate.
    Writer – Owen Lloyd-Fox
    Director – Tim Royle
    Producer – Iain MacLeod
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9637: Wednesday 12th December at 8.30pm
     
    Beth’s cash offering sets Sinead’s mind whirring. 
    Brian receives a sincere apology from Phil. 
    Michelle challenges Robert’s story.
     
    Writer – Mark Wadlow
    Director – Tim Royle
    Producer – Iain MacLeod
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9638: Friday 14th December at 7.30pm
     
    Robert and Kate agree to proceed with their pact. 
    Chesney falls on his sword for Sinead. 
    Brian comes under observation in the classroom.
     
    Writer – Sam Holdsworth
    Director – Tim Royle
    Producer – Iain MacLeod
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9639: Friday 14th December at 8.30pm
     
    Kate is excited to share her plans with Rana. 
    Brian admits to Cathy that he might lose his job. 
    Tyrone and Roy join Evelyn’s hunt for her dog.
     
    Writer – Alasdair Morrison
    Director – Tim Royle
    Producer – Iain MacLeod
     
    ***
     

     

  • Emmerdale

    Ep 8 334/8 339

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 10 Dec
    Time: 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emily.ogden@itv.com janine.goodall@itv.com
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    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama. Set against the stunningly beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale has been successfully running for 44 years. Entertaining more than seven million viewers six times a week with its mix of dramatic storylines. 
     
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name and who you write for. 
     
    8334 Monday 10th December 2018: 7pm - 7.30pm
    • Ellis makes a discovery. 
    • Pete is less than thrilled. 
    • Daz reaches a decision.  
     
    8335 Tuesday 11th December 2018: 7pm - 7.30pm
    • Daz has his plan scuppered. 
    • Kerry has a scare. 
    Pete and Rhona make a discovery. 
     
    8336 Wednesday 12th December 2018: 7pm - 7.30pm
    • Charity lashes out. 
    • Pete has a misunderstanding. 
    • Jessie is left thoughtful.  
     
    8337 Thursday 13th December 2018: 7pm - 7.30pm
    • Dawn is mortified. 
    • Jessie receives some news. 
    • Anxious Debbie makes preparations. 
     
    8338 Thursday 13th December 2018: 8pm - 8.30pm
    • Harriet’s hopes are dashed. 
    • Debbie’s determined to spend time with Sarah.
    • Vanessa makes a big move. 
     
    8339 Friday 14th December 2018: 7pm - 7.30pm
    • Debbie steels herself.   
    • Vanessa experiences chaos. 
    • Harriet is being watched. 
     
    Omnibus 8334 – 8339 
    Daz has his plan scuppered. Anxious Debbie makes preparations. Vanessa makes a big move. 
     

     

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

    Ep 22/22

    I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! returns 2018 with a brand new set of celebrity campmates ready to take on the jungle

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 09 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.35pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.banbury@itv.com sarah.stevens@itv.com
    Picture contact: liveevents@shutterstock.com

    THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED CLOSER TO TRANSMISSION...
     
    Episode 22 of 22 - FINAL
     
    They’ve made it to the end, endured Bushtucker Trials, camp life and each other, but which of the finalists will you crown this year’s King or Queen of the Jungle?
     
    The ten celebrities heading into the Jungle for the new series are:
     
    Football manager – Harry Redknapp - WINNER - KING OF THE JUNGLE
    Corrie star– Sair Khan - left the camp Monday 3 December
    TV presenter – Nick Knowles - left the camp Thursday 6 December
    Singer – Fleur East - left the camp Saturday 8 December
    Popstar – James McVey - left the camp Friday 7 December
    TV’s ‘The Governess’ – Anne Hegerty - left the camp Wednesday 5 December
    Hollyoaks actor –Malique Thompson-Dwyer - left the camp Sunday 2 December
    Comedy actor – Emily Atack  - left the camp Sunday 9 December
    Actor & entertainer – John Barrowman MBE - left the camp Sunday 9 December
    Actor – Rita Simons - left the camp Tuesday 4 December
    TV Legend - Noel Edmonds - left the camp Friday 30 November
     
     
     
    Last year’s highlights included ‘Strawberry-Gate’ courtesy of Amir Khan, “He’s a very small man” Dennis Wise, Stanley Johnson’s musings and fearless Georgia “Toff” Toffolo being crowned Queen of the Jungle.
     
    This year’s campmates will find themselves cut off fromthe outside world and praying the public doesn’t send them straight into a dreaded Bushtucker Trial.
     
    Who will be crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Jungle? Find out this Autumn on ITV.
     
    Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby will present all the big stories live from the Jungle every night.
     
    And remember – I’mA Celebrity: Extra Camp is back every night on ITV2 directly after the ITV show.
     
    I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! is supporting Make-A-Wish.
     
    An ITV Studios production.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • I'm A Celebrity Extra Camp

    Ep 22/22

    I'm A Celebrity Extra Camp is back, Scarlett, Joe and Joel are here to bring you all the latest news and exclusives from the brand new celebrity campmates. Megan McKenna and Andi Peters are here to join in the chat. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 09 Dec
    Time: 10.35pm - 11.40pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.banbury@itv.com sarah.stevens@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@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 1 December 2018.
     
    Episode 22 of 22
     
    It’s the I’m A Celebrity final and all the campmates including the newly crowned winner will be live in the studio with Scarlett, Joe and Joel to chat about the series. Plus you can put your questions to this year’s finalists. 
     
    Presented by Scarlett Moffatt, Joel Dommett and Joe Swash
     

     

  • I'm A Celebrity Catchphrase Special

    Ep 1/1

    Stephen Mulhern hosts a celebrity special of the classic game show, with former I’m A Celeb campmates Peter Andre, Joe Pasquale, Georgia Toffolo, Carl Fogarty, Helen Flanagan and Alison Hammond all trying to ‘say what they see’, as they guess well-kn

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 09 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    Picture contact:

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain - until Saturday 1 December 2018.
     
    I'm A Celebrity Catchphrase Special
     
    Stephen Mulhern hosts a celebrity special of the classic game show, with former I’m A Celeb campmates Peter Andre, Joe Pasquale, Georgia Toffolo, Carl Fogarty, Helen Flanagan and Alison Hammond all trying to ‘say what they see’, as they guess well-known phrases and try to win the £50,000 jackpot for their chosen charity.
     
     
     

  • The Chase: Celebrity Special

    Ep 9/

    One Chaser is all that stands between voice coach and TV presenter David Grant, Paralympian Jonnie Peacock, TV doctor Pixie McKenna and comedian Andy Hamilton and thousands of pounds for their chosen charities. Bradley Walsh hosts.   

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 09 Dec
    Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com jo.farrelly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@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 1 December 2018.
     
    Episode 9
     
    One Chaser is all that stands between voice coach and TV presenter David Grant, Paralympian Jonnie Peacock, TV doctor Pixie McKenna and comedian Andy Hamilton and thousands of pounds for their chosen charities. Bradley Walsh hosts. 
     

     

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

    Ep 21/22

    I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! returns 2018 with a brand new set of celebrity campmates ready to take on the jungle

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 08 Dec
    Time: 9.10pm - 10.10pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.banbury@itv.com sarah.stevens@itv.com
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    THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED CLOSER TO TRANSMISSION...
     
    Episode 21 of 22
     
    The jungle crown is within reach to the celebrity campmates.  No one wants to leave before tomorrow’s final, where someone will be crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Jungle.
     
    The celebrities heading into the Jungle for the new series are:
     
    Football manager – Harry Redknapp - WINNER - KING OF THE JUNGLE
    Corrie star– Sair Khan - left the camp Monday 3 December
    TV presenter – Nick Knowles - left the camp Thursday 6 December
    Singer – Fleur East - left the camp Saturday 8 December
    Popstar – James McVey - left the camp Friday 7 December
    TV’s ‘The Governess’ – Anne Hegerty - left the camp Wednesday 5 December
    Hollyoaks actor –Malique Thompson-Dwyer - left the camp Sunday 2 December
    Comedy actor – Emily Atack  - left the camp Sunday 9 December
    Actor & entertainer – John Barrowman MBE - left the camp Sunday 9 December
    Actor – Rita Simons - left the camp Tuesday 4 December
    TV Legend - Noel Edmonds - left the camp Friday 30 November
     
     
    Last year’s highlights included ‘Strawberry-Gate’ courtesy of Amir Khan, “He’s a very small man” Dennis Wise, Stanley Johnson’s musings and fearless Georgia “Toff” Toffolo being crowned Queen of the Jungle.
     
    This year’s campmates will find themselves cut off fromthe outside world and praying the public doesn’t send them straight into a dreaded Bushtucker Trial.
     
    Who will be crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Jungle? Find out this Autumn on ITV.
     
    Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby will present all the big stories live from the Jungle every night.
     
    And remember – I’mA Celebrity: Extra Camp is back every night on ITV2 directly after the ITV show.
     
    I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! is supporting Make-A-Wish.
     
    An ITV Studios production.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • I'm A Celebrity Extra Camp

    Ep 21/22

    I'm A Celebrity Extra Camp is back, Scarlett, Joe and Joel are here to bring you all the latest news and exclusives from the brand new celebrity campmates. Megan McKenna and Andi Peters are here to join in the chat. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 08 Dec
    Time: 10.10pm - 11.15pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.banbury@itv.com sarah.stevens@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@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 1 December 2018.
     
    Episode 21 of 22
     
    It’s the semi-final and Extra Camp will be speaking to the I’m A Celeb finalists live in the Bush Telegraph. The latest voted off campmate will be live in the studio to give us the low down on their time in in the jungle. Plus is the final Extra Camp Quiz
     
    Presented by Scarlett Moffatt, Joel Dommett and Joe Swash
     

     

  • The Jonathan Ross Show

    Ep 13/

    The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a brand new series this autumn on ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 08 Dec
    Time: 10.15pm - 11.20pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: victoria.shires@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@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 1 December 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a brand new series this autumn on ITV.
     
    Jonathan will present the new series which will feature even more entertaining, open and exclusive interviews with stars from stage, screen, comedy and sport. There will also be performances from popular, current talent from the UK and across the pond.
     
    The last series uncovered a host of exclusives from the world of showbiz and sport including interviews with Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Grace Jones, Sheridan Smith, Tina Turner, Peter Kay and Jeremy Clarkson.
     
    Previous series have also seen rare and exclusive interviews with the likes of pop icon, Britney Spears. Plus Hollywood stars such as Michael Douglas, Amy Schumer, Renee Zellweger, and John Malkovich who all appeared on the show and were joined by some of the greatest music stars around; Little Mix and Robbie Williams to name a few.
     
    SIR MICHAEL CAINE on his success in later life and making movies in his eighties. He also gives love advice to David Walliams and speaks about life as a grandfather
     
    DAVID WALLIAMS on why he would consider Strictly Come Dancing and amorous fan mail he receives
     
    MO FARAH says he will return to track events at the World Championships next year before taking on the 2020 Olympics if he can bring a medal home for Great Britain
     
    SUE PERKINS on her fear of flying and plans to work with Mel Giedroyc again soon
     
    GEORGE EZRA speaks about his muse and performs at the end of the show
     
    PREVIEW CLIP David Walliams talking about why he would like to do Strictly Come Dancing - downloadable here (clip embargoed until 00.01 Friday 7th Dec): https://we.tl/t-hNScTVEGn9
     
    On this week’s episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, Jonathan is joined by legendary actor, Sir Michael Caine; TV judge and author, David Walliams; Broadcaster, Sue Perkins and Olympic gold medallist, Sir Mo Farah. Plus George Ezra chats and performs.
     
    National treasure, Sir Michael Caine, joined the sofa and spoke to Jonathan about his illustrious career and showbiz friends, life as a grandfather and finding success in his later life.
     
    On breaking his ankle in February this year, Michael said: “It takes a long time to get better. I am nearly there. I only have this stick when I go out incase I get circumstances… If you have a broken ankle, everywhere you go, the lift is out of order. You’ll notice that!” He joked.
     
    On writing his book whilst recovering, he said: “I was going to write the book and I was doing notes on it and then I broke my ankle and I’m sitting there doing nothing, watching television in the day time. In the book I write something which I say to my children and grandchildren, ‘If you find a bad situation, try to use the difficulty and find something good in it.’ And I thought, ‘I’m sitting here for weeks with this broken ankle, use the difficulty.’ So I wrote the book.”
     
    Michael speaks about his success in film coming to him later in life. Speaking about retiring in his sixties after he found he was no longer being offered the roles of the lover, before then winning awards for his later work, Michael said: “Having retired, I went on to win an Academy Award for The Cider House Rules, and made six fabulous movies for Christopher Nolan, including three Batmans. I suddenly realised what a mistake you can make thinking that your life is over, and you’ve retired. 65 is a very young age now.”
     
    Sir Michael continued: “I won an Oscar in Cider House Rules and I had this whole fantastic life as an older man. I’m 85 and I’ve just finished a movie in Czechoslovakia so that was part of the thing [of writing the book], to say to people ‘If you’re going to retire, think about it because you may be making a mistake like I did.’ There was another reason... I was watching the television one day and they were interviewing young people about what they wanted to do with their lives and a lot of them said probably what they wanted to do and I sat there and said, ‘yes that’s a very good idea’ but I noticed at the end of the programme that about a quarter of them said they wanted to be rich and famous. I thought, that’s an extraordinary thing to do and it’s entirely wrong to think in those terms. I thought of myself, I started out knowing that being an actor I would never be rich and famous, I just started out to be the best possible actor that I could be without any reference to other actors, some would be worse than me and some would be better. I just wanted to be the best actor I could become and my chances of becoming rich and famous were none because I was a soldier in Korea and I got demobbed and came home and I had malaria which has an incubation period… I came to London a skinny guy, from the malaria, with a slightly yellow tan and a thick cockney accent. The idea of a guy like that becoming a movie star is stupid. And I’m not stupid so I knew I would never become a movie star.”
     
    He continued: “I did what I wanted to do and the results came, partly for luck because society changed, it was the right time.”
     
    Sir Michael also spoke about attitudes towards him as a young actor in the 1960s: “In The Ipcress File, I was trying to seduce the lady by cooking her a dinner in my flat and I went to the supermarket to get some food and there was a scene in there and I came home and cooked the dinner for her in the kitchen and when they saw the rushes in America, one of the executives wrote back and said, ‘The leading man is too effeminate, he wears glasses, he cooks and does all these things that are so effeminate.’ The next movie I did was Alfie where I screwed everybody in the picture.”
     
    Recounting tales of the sixties, Michael said: “In the sixties, everybody you knew became famous. I used to share a flat with Vidal Sassoon and get my hair cut by him, he was just a barber, I didn’t know he was going to be famous. I went out and got drunk one night with John Barry and I slept overnight in his place and I got up in the morning and he’d written this tune and he played it for me and I was the first person in the world to hear ‘Goldfinger.’
     
    Sir Michael, who has appeared in three movies this year, says he is not slowing down: “I’m not slowing down, but I don’t take leading parts in movies anymore. I don’t want to get up at 6.30 in the morning for three months so I do two weeks and then collapse. Oh yes [I still get offered leading roles], what was the last one I did? I did Youth and King of Thieves. When you get old in movies, they take care of you.”
     
    Michael also spoke about being married for 45 years and gave fellow guest, David Walliams, some love advice. Speaking about how he found love, Sir Michael said: “My experience was, I saw this lady on the television in a commercial and fell in love instantly. It was a commercial for coffee in Brazil, and I was with one of my best mates and for the first time in years we were watching television. We just had a night from the discos and I just watched her and I thought, ‘That is the woman for me.’ I said to my mate, ‘We are going to Brazil in the morning, we are going to find her.’ I went down the disco and I was so excited and one of the guys came in and said [to me and my friends] ‘You three? No girls? What’s going on?’ and I said, ‘I saw a beautiful girl on the television and I’m going to Brazil in the morning to find her… She wasn’t in a show, she was in a commercial.’ And he said, ‘What’s the commercial for?’ And I said, ‘Maxwell House Coffee’ and he said, ‘We do that.’ I said, ‘Well you know the Brazilian girl in it, I’m going to Brazil in the morning to find her. Can you help me?’ He said, ‘Michael, she’s not Brazilian, she is Indian. And she lives on the Fulham Road.’ So, the moral of that tale, be prepared for it to come out of nowhere.”
     
    Sir Michael also speaks about his grandchildren: “I adore my grandchildren. It’s the most amazing thing, when you get older and older and older and you start thinking about getting old and slowing down and dying and everything and then the grandchildren come and your whole life starts all over again because you start living their life, not yours. Which is so important. Especially to have grandchildren who love you as well and my grandchildren do love me.”
     
    Britain’s Got Talent judge, David Walliams, joined the sofa and spoke to Jonathan about why he’d like to do Strictly Come Dancing and amorous fan mail he receives.
     
    On whether he would ever consider appearing on Strictly Come Dancing, David said: “My mum would like me to do Strictly. I don’t think I ever have been asked to do it. I would like to do it because there are two reasons. One is, you get to lose weight, it’s a brilliant way to lose weight. And the second thing is you often get close with the professional dancer, so I want Anton Du Beke. That is my dream… It would be fun. I like the dancing… The day will come won’t it, when we will all be on there.” [CLIP AVAILABLE]
     
    David also spoke about writing and releasing his eleventh children’s book. He said: “The thing is, when you are getting to book eleven, I’m very conscious I don’t want to repeat myself… I really wanted to do something different and I love that setting [of Victorian London]. The children’s books I love are often quite dark, I talk a lot about Roald Dahl whose books are often terrifying and I think the best children’s books are read under a mattress with a torch.”
     
    On being compared to the great writer, Roald Dahl, David said: “It’s nice to be compared to your hero but it’s not something I would ever do.”
     
    On fan mail he receives, he said: “Sometimes, I know it seems hard to believe, but I get amorous letters from ladies.”
     
    Reading an example of the letter, David said: “This is a lady who is recounting a dream that she had about me… I love it because it’s a crazy thing when you get loads and loads of letters from people because you see a little window into their world… I haven’t replied yet, I don’t know what to write.”
     
    The most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic games history - Sir Mo Farah - joined the show and confirmed he will return to track events at the World Championships next year and addresses rumours about the 2020 Olympics.
     
    Sir Mo confirms he is running the London Marathon in April next year and will also return to track events at the World Championships 2019. He also addresses rumours that he may return to track events at the 2020 Olympics too.
     
    Speaking about rumours that he may return to track events in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Sir Mo said: “Yes [I am thinking about it] definitely, it’s something I genuinely miss.”
     
    Jonathan says: “So you will be back in the 2020 Olympics?”
     
    Mo responds: “I definitely want to be back if I’m capable of getting a medal for my country… At the same time in my career, I love to be able to finish on a high, I’ve always done that… If I am capable of winning a medal, I will definitely go. We will find out after the 2019 World Championships in Doha.”
     
    Jonathan says: “So you’re running the London Marathon but then you are returning to track events for (The World Championships) in Doha?”
     
    Mo replies: “Yes I want to do it… For me, I love what I do and you don’t really appreciate it until you step back and see what you achieved.”
     
    Sir Mo, who recently won his first marathon in Chicago in October after coming third in the London Marathon last April, said he did have doubts he would ever come first in a marathon: “There was a little bit of doubt because having been a track runner and won so many medals for my country and loving being part of the race - you learn about the race, what it takes and there is a lot of stuff that goes into it so marathon for me is a new thing. [It was] completely new, something I haven’t done, it was about understanding and learning. To finish third in my second marathon was okay.”
     
    On whether the athletes who already competed in marathons might have been annoyed when Mo switched over from track to marathon running, Mo said: “I think they were definitely thinking, ‘Oh not him again.’ But at the same time, it’s what I love doing.”
     
    Looking ahead to his next marathon at the London Marathon in April next year, Mo said of his preparation: “I’m a family man, I’ve got four kids so unless one of the kids is ill or something is going on then I will try and train every day.”
     
    Sue Perkins also agrees that she will run the London Marathon in 2020. Mo tells her: “If you put in the work and actually enjoy it, not doing it because someone is making you do it, if you put in the work I think it’s possible.”
     
    Sue tells him: “The fact that you’ve looked at me and said that is the greatest motivator of my life.”
     
    Writer and broadcaster, Sue Perkins, also joined the sofa.
     
    Despite travelling to places like the Ganges and Mekong River when filming travelogues, Sue said: “I hate flying. It’s just not right is it? I do it because I push myself.”
     
    Fellow guest, Sir Michael, recounts a tale of his own disaster travelling experience from the past: “I nearly crashed in a plane, I went with Julie Christie to do her screen test in Spain and when we came back the plane nearly crashed. It came so close and then it went up again and I thought, ‘OK, that’s my chance, I’m done. I don’t need to be afraid of flying anymore. I should have died there and I didn’t.”
     
    Sue also spoke about her dad passing away and the profound effect it had on her: “It was a very grim seven months… Especially having been to India and seeing how they deal with death there. When somebody dies you burn them and you see the person that you love disintegrating. In our culture, we put people in boxes and send them away and then we wonder why we can’t grieve properly. I spent a lot of time with him in the last seven months, all my family cared for him and it was awful and gut wrenching and terrible but sometimes very funny. I wanted to talk about sometimes it brings you close as a family and you can laugh a lot.”
     
    Sue also spoke about famously working with Mel Giedroyc and teased that it won’t be long until they will be working together again soon, since they no longer work together hosting Great British Bake Off. She said: “We are doing a comedy drama for Sky in the Autumn which is based around two hit men. We spend a lot of time eating in a van together and scoping stuff out. [We play] two assassins who have got involved in this awful world because they did something inadvertently bad themselves. It’s really good fun.”
     
    Musician, George Ezra, joined the show and spoke about releasing album number two and his muse.
     
    He told Jonathan he has found it easier to enjoy releasing music this time round: “The thing that stands out to me is I’m more able to appreciate it more… The first time I was like a rabbit in the headlights. Everything I did was a new experience and every time I’d wake up in the morning, everything I was doing was for the first time and I didn’t give myself a second just to take it in. I think I enjoyed it but I think I enjoyed it at the speed of light. Whereas this time around it’s easier for me to enjoy it in real time and it all makes more sense to me this time.”
     
    George - who performs at the end of the show - explains that the song ‘Hold My Girl’ was written about his girlfriend. He said: “I met my girlfriend at the tail end of the first album which was really sweet because I had some time off at the end of the first album to do things and get to know somebody and it is nice to have something to write about… Naturally you write about what is going on in your life… It’s very nice to have a muse.”
     
     

     

  • James Martin's Saturday Morning

    Ep 15/

    James Martin's Saturday Morning sees the hugely popular chef returning to Saturday mornings, with a two-hour show from his very own home. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 08 Dec
    Time: 9.30am - 11.40am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 50 2018 : Sat 08 Dec - Fri 14 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 Saturday 1 December 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    James Martin’s Saturday Morning returns with everyone’s favourite chef sharing his love of good food, his cars and his dogs, Cooper and Ralph. 
     
    James will be cooking up more fabulous, seasonal dishes, welcoming a range of great celebrity guests and his best friends from the world of food.  Oz Clarke will be out and about around the country conducting wine tastings, Jason Plato returns for more Fast Food challenges in the Ariel Nomad racing car and there’ll be more visits to the kitchens of some of Britain’s best chefs.  Plus there’ll be recipes filmed on the road during James’ recent trip to the USA.
     
    Episode 15
     
    James is joined by singers Aled Jones and Russell Watson and chef Mark Jordan. On the menu are Chinese chicken two ways, steak with chimichurri and crispy vegetables, and daal with turmeric pancakes.  Plus, there are some new suggestions for a Christmas cheese board. 
     

     

  • New Gino's Italian Coastal Escape

    Episode 6 - Masseria & Ostuni Ep 6/8

    Gino’s back in his home country of Italy to reveal one of its best kept secrets- it’s stunning Adriatic Coast.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 06 Dec
    Time: 8.30pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    New Gino's Italian Coastal Escape
     
    Series overview
     
    Gino’s back in his home country of Italy to reveal one of its best kept secrets- it’s stunning Adriatic Coast. In this series he’s travelling the entire East Coast - taking in everything this spectacular lesser known side of Italy has to offer. 
     
    Episode 6 -  Masseria & Ostuni  
     
    Gino now deep in the Puglian countryside and tonight he visits a Masseria, or farmhouse, which grows its so many incredible ingredients everything from figs to almonds and of course olives.
     
    Gino samples their oils amongst the ancient olive groves - some made from olives from thousand year old trees. Here Gino makes a dish where the oil is king - spaghetti al peperoncino- with just five ingredients this is the ultimate plate of pasta
     
    Gino then heads to the small town of Cisternino for an unmissable lunchtime treat- at a butchers who BBQ their meat for you. Finally he reaches the white city of Ostuni and after trying his hand at painting the city walls Gino creates his version of Italy's most famous dessert Tiramisu - will it meet with the approval of the cities painters? 
     
     

     

  • New Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

    Ep 6/8

    Animal lover extraordinaire Paul O’Grady is back for a brand new eight-part series at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, ready to meet a whole new round of canine faces.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 05 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Series overview
     
    Animal lover extraordinaire Paul O’Grady is back for a brand new eight-part series at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, ready to meet a whole new round of canine faces. Series 7 of the BAFTA-nominated programme will be filled with laughter and tears in equal measure, as Paul is faced with more abandoned and stray dogs, meets a few canine heroes and falls in love with some precious puppies along the way. 
     
    Episode 6
     
    This week, Paul O'Grady helps to train a pomeranian puppy called Stormy who has landed in Battersea at only 9 weeks old, which is a crucial stage in a dog's development.
     
    He also meets a french bulldog called Spudnik who desperately needs surgery to open his airways but he refuses to go under anaesthetic.
     
    Paul and the team need to get him used to being handled so he can have his operation and get a new home.
     
     

     

  • Peston

    Ep 11/

    Robert Peston brings his political magazine show to Wednesday nights to provide viewers with an fresh, intelligent and lively perspective on the big matters of the day in a brand new slot.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 05 Dec
    Time: 11.20pm - 12.15am
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Peston
     
    Robert Peston brings his political magazine show to Wednesday nights to provide viewers with an fresh, intelligent and lively perspective on the big matters of the day in a brand new slot.
     
    Promising a stellar line-up of guests from across the political spectrum as well as cultural figures, Peston will feature major interviews with Westminster heavy hitters, topical guests and the very latest political gossip from inside the bubble.
     
    Co-presenter Anushka Asthana will help Peston fuel the conversation in the studio and online, with updates from social media taking in perspectives from viewers, experts and key-players throughout the programme.
     
    As the Autumn nights darken and the political temperature rises, with Brexit looming and politicians returning to work after a long hot summer off, Peston aims to shine a light on the stories you might have missed and to be at the heart of national debate.
     
    Peston says: “Britain is on the verge of making history. The stakes could not be higher, but so too are the uncertainties. What kind of Brexit will we have? Is Brexit certain? Can the divisions in the Conservative and Labour Parties be healed or will one or both parties split? How long will Theresa May remain as PM? How many Labour MPs will be thrown out by disgruntled members? Perhaps most important of all, can hope be restored that the UK will become a richer, fairer, less divided country?
     
    “Rarely has there been such a need to hold our political leaders and our elected representatives to account. Which is why I am so excited by the launch on Wednesdays of Peston, which will continue the tradition of Peston on Sunday with agenda-setting interviews, a digital conversation with the audience, cutting-edge graphical analysis, informality and fun.
     
    “And for those of you unaware why the show moved from Sunday to Wednesday, it was for no other reason than that the repeat of Peston on Sunday on Sunday nights was watched by twice as many people as the morning live show. So I and ITV thought we should convert it into a proper night time show. I could not be more pleased to be broadcasting after News at Ten on arguably the most important political day of the week."
     
     

  • Made in Britain

    Ep 10/

    From the mass produced to the hand crafted, a behind the scenes look at how Britain’s most iconic brands are made.  

    ITV4
    Transmission date: Tue 04 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Episode 10
     
    From the mass produced to the hand crafted, a behind the scenes look at how BritainÕs most iconic brands are made.  
     
    Discover how the finest crystal glasses are hand blown, from globs of red-hot molten glass. 
     
    See how malt vinegar is brewed, thanks to the efforts of billions of bacteria Ð all carefully nurtured for the job. 
     
    Go behind the scenes at Aga and see how their iconic country-kitchen stoves are made to last a life time. 
     
    And meet the team at BritainÕs last remaining tennis ball factory. They turn chunks of raw rubber into custom made balls, to grace tennis courts around the world.      
     
    These are just some of the amazing products that are all proudly, Made in Britain. 
     
    Narrated by Jimmy Nail.
     
     

     

  • How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield

    Ep 2/3

    As the nation gears up to for the Christmas shopping onslaught, Phillip Schofield is on hand to put the gifts vying for your festive funds to the test, aided by famous faces and members of the public.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 04 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield
     
    “We have road-tested, rated and reviewed the very latest products hoping for a place under your tree, to reveal our very best picks for your hard earned cash this Christmas.” - Phillip Schofield
     
    As the nation gears up to for the Christmas shopping onslaught, Phillip Schofield is on hand to put the gifts vying for your festive funds to the test, aided by famous faces and members of the public.
     
    Each of the three programmes aims to give viewers a fun and informative guide to what's on offer in the stores and online by testing, rating and reviewing the very latest products jostling for a place under the tree -  from toys, to food and drink, to gifts and gadgets.
     
    From finding out if a pooping unicorn is really the top toy to get for Christmas to tasting the top festive fizz and trialling the latest yoga underwear, Phillip sets out to bring you the ultimate inside track on to what to buy in time for the festive season.
     
    Philip's wife Steph steps in to help test the products along with guest investigators Coronation Street star Simon Gregson and family, the cast of Emmerdale, Love Island’s two Jacks and Josh, Ninja Warrior’s Chris Kamara, fashion expert Gok Wan and his beloved dog Dolly, comedian Sally Phillips and her sons.
     
    Christmas is an expensive time of year and Phillip and his testers scour the shops, test and rate a host of products so they can advise on what they think viewers should spend their Christmas cash on among the bewildering array of products vying for attention, to ensure your yuletide cash brings smiles when the wrapping comes off on Christmas morning.
     
    And, at the end of each episode, Phillip reveals his own top three picks to go in his Christmas stocking. 
     
    Episode 2 - Gifts and Gadgets
     
    Episode two investigates the best gifts and gadgets for your nearest and dearest - and to help Phillip through that minefield, he enlists the help of his wife Stephanie along with the most discerning of judges, the great British public.
     
    People often go for expensive branded products at Christmas in the hope of spoiling their loved ones, but are big brands really worth the extra spend? Ten couples, including presenter Ore Oduba and wife Portia, take part in a series of blind test-offs to see if brand or budget is better when all the labels are removed.
     
    Fashion expert Gok Wan is on a mission to find the perfect present for his beloved dog Dolly. He visits an exclusive pet boutique who sell collars up to the value of £1,000 as well as testing out more affordable gifts including a dog selfie ball holder and looks at some unusual treats for Christmas including a “Pawsecco” drink and squeaky sprout balls.
     
    Also in the show, Love Islanders Jack Fowler, Josh Denzel and Jack Fincham test the latest wireless headphones and the public use their noses for a blind sniff test across a price range of popular floral perfumes on the market.
     
    With a quarter of us now having a smart device in our home, Phillip tests out the best-selling tech that can control everything from music to coffee to opening your blinds in the morning, all with a tap of the screen, asking whether they're worth splashing out on this christmas.
     
    At the end of the show Phillip reveals his top three picks of the best gifts and gadgets this Christmas.
     
     
     
     

  • Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories

    Ep 8/10

    Used to ruling the courtroom in his own hit TV series, respected criminal defence barrister, Judge Rinder, steps out from behind the bench to take a closer look at a variety of major offences.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 04 Dec
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Series overview
     
    ITV Daytime’s resident judge, Robert Rinder, returns to explore more of Britain’s worst crimes in a new series of Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories.
     
    Used to ruling the courtroom in his own hit TV series, respected criminal defence barrister, Judge Rinder, steps out from behind the bench to take a closer look at a variety of major offences.
     
    Episode 8
     
    After years in a controlling and unhappy marriage, Claire Throssell managed to leave, taking her two young sons along with her. Life would have been perfect, if it wasn't for Claire's ex-husband Darren Sykes still having access to their children. It was during one fatal unsupervised visit, that Claire's life would be destroyed forever.  
     
     

     

  • The Martin Lewis Money Show

    Ep 2/3

    The Martin Lewis Money Show returns for a brand new series of three 30-minute episodes in the run-up to Christmas to help viewers get to grips with their finances ahead of the festive season.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 03 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Epsiode 2
     
    With the government announcing an energy price cap, tonight the nation's favourite money guru Martin Lewis is on hand with an Energy Special.
     
    He’ll give the details of exactly how this cap will work and how it’s possible to save even more money on your gas and electricity bills.
     
    Plus, a fast food tip that will put pounds not just pennies back in your pocket.

  • Coronation Street

    Ep 9 628/9 633

    Coronation Street is the story of the everyday lives of ordinary folk living in a northern town called Weatherfield.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 03 Dec
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Coronation Street is the story of the everyday lives of ordinary folk living in a northern town called Weatherfield. The show’s unique blend of heartwarming comedy and powerful drama always remaining at the forefront of its programming since 1960.
     
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    Episode 9628: Monday 3rd December at 7.30pm 
     
    Fiz seeks alternative accommodation for Evelyn and her dog. 
    Toyah and Imran rediscover their old spark. 
    Cathy asks Rita for a job at The Kabin.
     
    Writer – Alasdair Morrison
    Director – Matt Hilton
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9629: Monday 3rd December at 8.30pm
     
    Shona plays matchmaker to Nick and Leanne. 
    Tyrone and Fiz despair of Hope’s latest stunt. 
    Tracy identifies Amy’s potential boyfriend.
     
    Writer – Alasdair Morrison
    Director – Matt Hilton
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9630: Wednesday 5th December at 7.30pm
     
    Toyah and Imran hide their rekindled passion from Leanne. 
    Fiz accepts that Hope needs professional help. 
    Sinead spots Ken handing money to Carla.
     
    Writer – Julie Jones
    Director – Matt Hilton
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9631: Wednesday 5th December at 8.30pm
     
    Ahead of her departure, Fiz buries the hatchet with Evelyn. 
    Carla and Elsa team up to ambush Nick. 
    Sinead prises the truth out of Ken.
     
    Writer – Julie Jones
    Director – Matt Hilton
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9632: Friday 7th December at 7.30pm
     
    Acrimony between Nick and Carla begins to affect business. 
    Sinead’s guilt prompts an unplanned confession. 
    Eileen acquires some ill-gotten gains.
     
    Writer – Ellen Taylor
    Director – Karl Neilson
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9633: Friday 7th December at 8.30pm
     
    Sinead makes a disturbing discovery about Steff. 
    Nick and Carla work together to complete a crucial order. 
    Eileen’s friends recommend a holiday.
     
    Writer – Ellen Taylor
    Director – Karl Neilson
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     

     

  • Emmerdale

    Ep 8 328/8 333

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 03 Dec
    Time: 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emily.ogden@itv.com janine.goodall@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama. Set against the stunningly beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale has been successfully running for 44 years. Entertaining more than seven million viewers six times a week with its mix of dramatic storylines. 
     
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name and who you write for. 
     
    8328 Monday – 3rd December 2018 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    • Cain is faced with a dilemma. 
    • Doug feels disappointed. 
    • Liv goes on the warpath. 
     
    8329 Tuesday – 4th December 2018 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    • Bob makes an error in judgement.
    • Daz gets some unexpected news.
    • Maya issues a plea.  
     
    8330 Wednesday – 5th December 2018 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    • Doug vents his frustration.
    • Vanessa is distracted.
    • Jacob makes an admission. 
     
    8331 Thursday – 6th December 2018 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    • Daz misreads a situation.
    • Noah and Leanna team up.
    • Chas continues to struggle. 
     
    8332 Thursday – 6th December 2018 8pm – 8:30pm
     
    • Doug offers an olive branch. 
    • Daz is left surprised. 
    • Paddy makes a gesture.
     
    8333 Friday – 7th December 2018 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    • Ellis fails to impress. 
    • Ryan offers his help. 
    • Marlon offers his advice. 
     
    Omnibus 8328 – 8333 
     
    Jacob makes an admission. Chas continues to struggle. Daz gets some unexpected news. 
     
     

     

  • The X Factor

    Live Show - Final 2 of 2 Ep 28/28

    The search for a new music superstar gets underway as The X Factor returns to ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 02 Dec
    Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: xfactorpress@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Episode 28 - Final 2 of 2
     
    It’s The X Factor final weekend, and the remaining contestants take to the stage in the hope of impressing the audience at home and the panel of judges one last time.
     
    This year Simon Cowell has the Girls, Louis Tomlinson has the Boys, Robbie Williams has the Groups and Ayda Williams has the Overs.
     
    Host Dermot O’Leary oversees proceedings and keeps the judges in check along the way. 
     
    This results show features a chart-topping act performing, before the winner of this year’s competition is announced.
     
    Series overview
     
    The search for a new music superstar gets underway as The X Factor returns to ITV. Heralding the start of a new era for the nation’s most talked about entertainment show, is a brand-new panel with Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams and Louis Tomlinson joining music mogul Simon Cowell as judges.
     

     

  • I'm A Celebrity Extra Camp

    Eps 14 to 20 Ep 14/

    I'm A Celebrity Extra Camp is back, Scarlett, Joe and Joel are here to bring you all the latest news and exclusives from the brand new celebrity campmates. Megan McKenna and Andi Peters are here to join in the chat. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 01 Dec
    Time: 10.30pm - 11.35pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.banbury@itv.com sarah.stevens@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    I'm A Celebrity Extra Camp
     
    Episode 14
     
    I'm A Celebrity Extra Camp continues, Scarlett, Joe and Joel are here to bring you all the latest news and exclusives from the brand new celebrity campmates.
     
    Presented by Scarlett Moffatt, Joel Dommett and Joe Swash
     
    The Extra Camp squad are joined by the first voted off campmate. Plus, Love Island’s Kem and Alison Hammond are on hand to dissect the day’s dramas and they’ll be looking back at some classic IAC clips.  
     
     
    Continues weekly on ITV2:
     
    Episode 15: Sunday 2  December - 10.20pm
     
    Scarlett, Joe and Joel are back to bring you all the up the minute, exclusive news from the jungle. The big camp quiz returns with new team players Kem and Alison Hammond.  Plus, Joe takes us behind the scenes of the latest trial.
     
    Episode 16: Monday 3 December - 10.30pm
     
    Scarlett, Joe and Joel are live from the other side of the world as they hunt out the best exclusive clips of the campmates, just for you. The latest campmate to leave the jungle is live in the studio, plus reigning Queen of the Jungle Toff and Love Island’s Kem are on hand to give their opinions.
     
    Episode 17: Tuesday 4 December - 10.30pm
     
    Scarlett, Joe and Joel are joined in the studio by the latest voted off campmate. Plus, they’ll be answering all your questions about jungle life. Toff and Kem are on hand to bring the bush banter.  
     
    Episode 18: Wednesday 5 December - 10.30pm
     
    The latest celebrity to leave the jungle will be live in the studio to chat to the Extra Camp gang. Plus, there will be all the usual exclusive clips, backstage gossip and interviews. Jungle Queen Toff will be on the panel along side one of this year’s ex camp mates. 
     
    Episode 19: Thursday 6 December - 10.30pm
     
    Fresh from a night of luxury the latest celebrity campmate to be voted off will be live in the studio to chat to Scarlett, Joe and Joel about life in the jungle. Plus, Joe will be bringing us all the latest exclusive clips from the reality gallery. 
     
    Episode 20 : Friday 7 December - 10.30pm
     
    Extra Camp is here to bring you all your jungle exclusives. It’s Celebrity Cyclone Time! The team will be taking on the camp mates in the latest instalment Main Camp Vs Extra Camp. Plus, the voted off celeb will be live in studio. 
     
     
     
     
     

  • James Martin's Saturday Morning

    Ep 14/

    James Martin's Saturday Morning sees the hugely popular chef returning to Saturday mornings, with a two-hour show from his very own home. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 01 Dec
    Time: 9.30am - 11.40am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 49 2018 : Sat 01 Dec - Fri 07 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@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 27 November 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    James Martin’s Saturday Morning returns with everyone’s favourite chef sharing his love of good food, his cars and his dogs, Cooper and Ralph. 
     
    James will be cooking up more fabulous, seasonal dishes, welcoming a range of great celebrity guests and his best friends from the world of food.  Oz Clarke will be out and about around the country conducting wine tastings, Jason Plato returns for more Fast Food challenges in the Ariel Nomad racing car and there’ll be more visits to the kitchens of some of Britain’s best chefs.  Plus there’ll be recipes filmed on the road during James’ recent trip to the USA.
     
    Episode 14
     
    James is joined by comedian Jo Brand, chef Lisa Allen and gardening expert Francis Tophill. On the menu are roasted tomahawk steak, pear frangipane tart and pavlova.