Marking a triumphant return to TV screens, Dale Winton leaves the studio behind, packs his bags, rents a car and heads off on a four week road trip around his favourite place in America - Florida. His 1500-mile journey takes him everywhere wonderful, wild and weird that the sunshine state has to offer. From the magic of Disney World to the 'gator-infested’ swamps of the Everglades, Dale will be putting his own unique spin on one of America's great tourist destinations- so buckle up, it's going to be quite a ride! Dale first came to Florida as a young man in the 1970s and it was the world's greatest theme park, Walt Disney World, that was the main attraction. Now Dale returns all these years later to see if the magic is still there. Next, Dale can't resist a bit of shopping and pops into Orlando's busiest outlet mall to see if he can bag a bargain. But the trip takes an unexpected turn when Dale picks up a couple of hunky Brazilians!
Day three sees Dale in a less-well known part of Florida. Founded in 1875, Cassadaga is described as the spiritualist capital of the US, home to more psychics than anywhere else in the world. Here, he has an appointment with the legendary spiritualist Claire Van Cott. The result is a moving encounter where Dale recalls the last moments he had with his mum who died tragically when he was just 21. Finally, Dale visits the beautiful coastal town of St Augustine-America's oldest city. Here, Dale gets to drink from the Fountains of Youth. Unfortunately, Dale's wish that a quick sip will make him look like 'George Clooney twenty years ago' doesn't quite come true, and he consoles himself with ice cream.
On HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WELL Dr Xand van Tulleken and dietician Hala El-Shafie ask ordinary Brits to road test some of the most popular and talked about diets out there and give viewers the lowdown on how these diets performed for them. Café cook Stacie Stewart helps the volunteers to turn their diets into delicious dishes.
This week bus driver John and children’s entertainer Mark want to shed the pounds in time for their fancy getaway to Florida, Kanan and Parul are desperate to trim down for Kanan’s son’s wedding in six weeks and midwife Angela and practice nurse Jacinta slim down for a charity run in three months’ time
Xand also investigates why alcohol is so harmful to our waistlines and finds out how accurate fitness trackers are at counting our calories and logging our activity.
On Into the Fire this week, an unexploded World War 2 bomb brings Birmingham’s busy motorway network to a halt as West Midland’s specialist Tech Rescue Unit work with army bomb disposal experts to neutralise the blast zone. Firefighters race to rescue tenants feared trapped by a massive house blaze. Every second counts, as the raging fire looks like it will engulf the property. And trapped and all alone, a two-year old toddler locked in a second-floor bedroom is rescued by a fearless crew from Northfield Fire station who also find themselves dealing with a dangerous chip pan fire that threatens a single mum and her daughter.
With robust reporting and up-to-the-minute analysis, Nish Kumar and a team of hilarious correspondents keep you up to date with everything that’s happened – or not happened – this week.
Tonight James Purefoy and Matthew Goode are in the Camargue on the hunt for wines to match the cheese course in the epic gastronomic French lunch. In an effort to understand the Camargue way of life, they become cowboys for the day, rounding up bulls, before they are allowed to sit down and taste some wines. With their wines chosen they had back to their villa for the judgement of Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s most influential wine critics. Joe Fattorini is in Bosnia to find out how one vineyard is trying to heal some very open wounds of war. And he joins Amelia Singer in St Tropez for an inspiring beach lunch with legendary winemaker Sacha Lichine before getting aboard the cruise ship Celebrity Eclipse to host a VIP wine dinner. Back in London, Matthew Rhys is back at Berry Brothers & Rudd in London St James’s looking at historic and modern gadgets.