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Celebrity MasterChef

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Celebrity MasterChef continues and after four weeks of intense competition, the best eight cooks remain. Tonight, it’s the first of the Semi Finals and the celebrities travel to the National Breeding Centre at Leamington Spa’s Guide Dogs For The Blind to face their toughest challenge so far.

Cooking in tents and faced with unfamiliar equipment, the celebrities have to cook up a feast to celebrate Guide Dogs For The Blind’s 90th Anniversary for 120 staff, volunteers and those whose lives have been changed by the organisation.

Split into two teams, it’s a race against the clock as the celebrities must design and create four mouth-watering dishes each (a meat, fish and vegetarian dish, and dessert).

Next it’s back to the MasterChef kitchen, where they face an Invention Test, to recreate their favourite takeaway, to keep them in the competition.

At the end of this challenge one more celebrity will be going home, and their dream of being Celebrity MasterChef champion 2020 will be over.

 

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Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace are back as the Semi Finals continue, and the remaining seven celebrity cooks continue to battle for the Celebrity MasterChef title. 

Tonight, our remaining contestants are surprised by a very special guest - one of the country’s most popular chefs and pioneers of the UK’s Italian dining scene, Aldo Zilli.

Their challenge is to recreate one of his favourite and delicious signature recipes.

Some have to battle with unfamiliar ingredients and techniques while others must turn their hand to incredible pastry creations.

Then, as the Semi Finals draw to a close, the competition gets personal. All that stands in between the celebrities and a place in the final three is one dish inspired by someone they love or admire.

They need to show that they have the heart and determination to remain in the competition. No-one can afford to slip up as at the end of the challenge only the three best cooks will still be in the running for the title of Celebrity MasterChef Champion 2020.

 

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After five weeks of gruelling challenges it's the Celebrity MasterChef Final. Twenty celebrities started the battle to become Celebrity MasterChef champion 2020 and now only three remain.

Tonight, one of them will be crowned champion and just one challenge stands between them and the title.

The finalists must now cook and present a faultless three-course meal for the ultimate judgement by John and Gregg.

It’s their last chance to prove they have what it takes, by showing true passion and creativity with their dishes.

Who amongst this year’s finalists is the true cooking star, and worthy of a place in the Celebrity MasterChef hall of fame?

Only one can be crowned Celebrity MasterChef champion 2020.


  • Wednesday 29th July, 9pm
    Thursday 30th July, 7:30pm
    Thursday 30th July, 8:30pm

  • BBC One

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  • kate@plankpr.com

Diana vs The Tabloids

She was the most written about Royal in the world.  But how did Princess Diana, the tabloids ultimate poster girl, become their most tragic victim?  This programme uncovers the complicated relationship between Diana and the press, as the newspaper editors now reveal their side of the story,  explaining how they went about securing the most sensational Diana scoops and the dangerous game that would ultimately become.

Princess Diana was the queen of the tabloids.  She was the ultimate front page pin up. Her public life played out on the front pages of Britain’s red tops for two decades. She was, to the press, the most interesting royal for a generation and helped to sell more papers than any other member of the House of Windsor.

But her relationship with the press was fiercely complex. After her divorce from Prince Charles she hosted a secret lunch with newspapers editors where a pact was made: in exchange for privacy she would feed their news desks stories. It was an attempt by Diana to control the tabloids. This programme hears from the industry insiders who reported stories up to that moment and the subsequent events.                                   

However, the tabloids obsession with Diana, and her need of them to stay relevant, would become a dangerous game. What were the events that led to one of the most tragic deaths in recent history?

Plastic Surgery Knifemares

Plastic surgery is big business, worth more than three billion pounds a year in the UK. Once reserved only for the rich and famous who could afford to go under the knife in search of better looks, now lower costs and medical advancements have meant that any of us can choose to have a nip and tuck. 

But all cosmetic procedures have risks and if the surgery goes wrong the results can be dramatic, life changing and even deadly. In this new series, narrated by Sarah Cawood, we look at how some people’s dreams have turned into plastic surgery nightmares. 

In this episode, we tell the shocking story of how one woman, Marie ended up being rushed into hospital when surgery to remove excess skin left her with life threatening sepsis.  We hear from Barrie, who decided to freshen up his look by getting fillers, but was left devastated when his nose started peeling off his face.

We delve into the world of Rachel, a 50 year old from London whose dream is becoming a real life “plastic fantastic” Barbie doll through surgery. Rachel now makes a living from her living doll Barbie appearances and has no intention of giving up her perfect pink life.

And finally the story of Kellie, whose facial surgery in Belgium went badly wrong  leaving her fighting for her life in intensive care.

And we look at the most popular surgery performed, boob jobs, how the search for the perfect pair can go too far and how celebs from Pamela Anderson to Katie Price have influenced the industry.

Expert interviews include surgeon Mr Alex Karidis, psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud and broadcaster and life coach Anna Williamson.


  • Thursday 30th July, 9pm

  • 5 STAR

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  • kay@plankpr.com

When Talent Shows Go Horribly Wrong

This all-singing, all dancing special narrated by Kate Thornton features talent shows’ most epic fails. Bust-ups with judges, live disasters and behind-the-scenes scandals are just some of the things that have both shocked and entertained TV viewers through the years.

The show features the less-than-perfect moments from juggernauts The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing on Ice, as well as some Horribly Wrong shows from across the pond. There are hilarious and sometimes jaw-dropping, first-hand accounts from the stars that were there including Pete Waterman, skater Matt Evers and Peter Smith the singer who threw Popstars The Rivals into chaos by quitting live on-air.

Interviewees include talent show royalty David & Carrie Grant, judge Neil Fox, singer Jake Quickenden, dancers James & Ola Jordan and comedian Jenny Éclair.


  • Saturday 25th July, 10:15pm

  • Channel 5

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  • kay@plankpr.com

Shoplifters: At War with the Law

At West Orchard’s shopping centre in Coventry a specialist security team are helping to combat a nationwide epidemic of shoplifting. It’s a crime that is getting serious and organised with criminal gangs working their way across the country hitting centres hard then moving on. But the retailers are hitting back with a sophisticated nationwide intelligence network that shares information.

On tonight’s show the team at West Orchards get a tip off from Birmingham that an organised criminal gang is heading their way. Armed with this intel the security team are one step ahead.

In Weston Favell shopping centre in Northamptonshire security guards are under pressure when a special event brings in extra shoppers. An elusive serial shoplifter is apprehended stealing a trolley full of shopping before disappearing amongst the crowds. But a sharp-eyed guard recognises him, and the team give chase.

Back in Coventry a banned anti-social shopper is spotted in the centre.  The team close ranks to defuse the situation and the police are called to escort him away. But later that day the man returns. Only the presence of Dude the security dog is enough to finally see him off.

And a young woman attempts an audacious theft using the fitting rooms as cover. But her actions are captured on camera and she’s caught red-handed. In the holding room she denies everything, but the team have CCTV evidence and won’t let her off the hook, despite her tears.


  • Monday 27th July, 9pm

  • Channel 5

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  • kay@plankpr.com

Romesh Ranganathan: Misadventures From My Sofa

Romesh Ranganathan used to be someone who travelled to Portugal once a year. He sat by the pool with his headphones on, sipped cold lager and tried his best to avoid the local culture. Then came his Misadventures series – a globetrotting adventure that has seen him visit nine of the world’s most off-the-beaten-path countries, seeing incredible sights and jaw-dropping landscapes. Through trips to Haiti, Ethiopia, Albania, The Arctic, Zimbabwe, Mongolia, Bosnia, Colombia and The Sahara he has been surprised and amazed. 

In this episode Romesh catches up with old friends from Colombia, Haiti and Ethiopia, revisiting some of the highlights and introducing never-before-seen moments such as the time he embarrassed himself trying to drive a tuk tuk.


  • Sunday 26th July, 9pm

  • BBC Two

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  • lou@plankpr.com

Celebrity Gogglebox USA

Attention Gogglers – the show which sees the sharpest armchair critics share their thoughts on the best of recent telly, is to head across the pond and step into the homes of a selection of familiar celebrity faces.

Produced by Studio Lambert, each hour-long episode will dive straight into the news and events on television that are currently taking America by storm. Much like the Gogglebox we know and love, the celebrities will share insightful, funny and sometimes emotional critiques of the most popular and topical TV shows and news stories all from the comfort of their own sofas.

We’ll hear opinions from a cracking list of famous faces and their families including Rob Lowe, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Joe Buck, Raven-Symoné, Master P and Romeo, JoJo Siwa, Steve Wozniak, Curtis Stone, and Robert and Kym Herjavec. 


  • Wednesday 29th July, 9pm

  • E4

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  • lou@plankpr.com

Mirror Mirror

Tales from the barber’s seat...real people from all across Scotland. In this episode, we hear more of our deepest secrets and honest confessions, as told to the local barbers and hairdressers of Scotland. We’re talking Getting the Bus, Food, History and Harry and Megan. Ashleigh recounts the joys of being on a gold Megabus in Glasgow, whilst Norrie is reminiscing to Lorraine about his salad days in Dundee. Ex and David in Maryhill admit they have no patience for the bus and in Rutherglen, Cheryl talks to April about problems ordering food on holiday. Meanwhile Melanie and Irene in Glasgow chat about eating fresh crickets. In Shetland, Peter talks about the lesser-known military background of the island, whilst Euan tells David in Motherwell about his love for the second world war history. We end up in Edinburgh and Rutherglen, as they discuss the controversy surrounding Harry and Megan. 


  • Friday 31st July, 10:30pm

  • BBC Scotland/BBC iPlayer

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  • lou@plankpr.com

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