8 items from 2014
There's something a little odd about the concept of a celebrity visiting the Deal Or No Deal studio to battle The Banker for charity. Watching a famous face unwittingly offer membership of the "1p Club" to Help The Aged? Bit awkward, that. Let's hope then that this fate doesn't befall James Corden as he sits atop the stool at the desk of destiny on behalf of the Terrence Higgins Trust and Save The Children. Mark Jones
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- Mark Jones, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Andrew Mueller, Hannah J Davies, Ali Catterall and Hannah Verdier
Friday Night Dinner | The Girl Raised by Monkeys | Seven Wonders of Brazil | Billy Joel: The Bridge to Russia a Matter of Trust | Stand by Your Man | Isle of Wight Festival 2014 | The Pit | International Test Cricket
The third series of Robert Popper's sitcom following a dysfunctional north London brood begins with a surprise for Jackie and Martin (Tamsin Greig and Paul Ritter), as elder son Adam (Simon Bird) brings a girl to dinner. Unfazed by Martin washing dog poo off his foot in the toilet, plucky Emma fits right in. Things soon turn sour, however, when Adam's texts are intercepted by eight-year-old neighbour Katie, who makes child's play of blackmail. As usual, Fnd expertly treads the line between relatable and reliably potty.
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- Ali Catterall, Hannah J Davies, Andrew Mueller, Julia Raeside, David Stubbs, Hannah Verdier
BBC One's live World Cup football coverage dominated Friday's ratings.
A rematch of the 2010 World Cup final, Spain vs Netherlands was seen by an average audience of 8.22 million (38.7%) from 7.30pm.
The match, which saw Netherlands thrash Spain 5-1, peaked with 11.05 million at 9.30pm.
ITV's coverage of Cameroon vs Mexico entertained an average audience of 3.33 million (27.6%) from 4pm, while the late game between Chile and Australia was seen by 3.1 million (30.8%) from 10.30pm.
Airing after an hour-long episode of Coronation Street, a Benidorm repeat was seen by 1.74 million (7.7%) at 9.30pm on ITV.
BBC One's evening ended with 2.79 million (20.3%) for The Graham Norton Show at 10.45pm. It was followed by 790k (8.1%) for Uncle.
Over on BBC Two, Antiques Road Trip was seen by 1.53 million (8.9%) at 7pm, followed by 1.24 million (6.4%) for Sea City at 8pm.
Viewing figures rose to 1.49 million (6.6%) for Gardeners' World, before dropping to 730k (3.1%) for The Bat Man of Mexico: Natural World at 9pm. »
If Take Me Out is a little too sedate for you, let us introduce brand new 'dating' show Stand By Your Man - which will have your eyebrows shooting off your head, trust us. Hosted by Brian McFadden (who we're sure wouldn't have stood for this sort of stuff in his Westlife days) and Laura Jackson, the show sees men carrying out various challenges to win over 40 women - who then chose which guy they'd like a date (and the guys then have their pick).
We nabbed Brian for a chat about "boobage", shocking sex talk, turn-offs and lots more - so read on for all you need to know about Stand By Your Man...
So, Brian, are you the new Cilla Black?
"I wouldn't go that far! No, I think our show's a little bit different. I think in the old days, people were going on these shows to »
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A repeat of 2010's final, with champions Spain taking on the Dutch. The latter were pilloried for their aggressive style in that game (remember Nigel De Jong's chest-high kick on Xabi Alonso?), and some suggested that they might need to adopt similar tactics this time around even to get close to Vicente del Bosque's side. This is a Dutch squad clearly in transition, though with Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie about, you can't discount them. Gwilym Mumford
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- Gwilym Mumford, Rachel Aroesti, Ben Arnold, Ali Catterall, David Stubbs, Hannah Verdier and Hannah J Davies
Looking for a dating show that replaces romance with straight-up smut? Then this might be the programme for you!
No man is an island. Dont we all seek the same thing? That which builds a heaven in hells despair, that rivers cannot quench, the pearl to be found in the dark folds of life? What kind of girl are you looking for? asks Brian McFadden. Tits. Fanny. Definitely, comes the reply. Love: ecstasy complete.
The prose spills from the lips of 23-year-old Jamie, one of the contestants on the new dating show Stand By Your Man (Friday, 10pm, Channel 5). The premise is this: over 10 weeks, 40 gorgeous girls compete for a date with one of four flirty fellas. Each week, the girls view dating profiles via huge LCD screens flashing up the mens vital statistics. Each profile is completed by a close-up selfie or picture as theyre sometimes known of their best asset. »
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Brian McFadden is to host his own dating show. The former Westlife singer - who is married to model Vogue Williams - has teamed up with Channel 5 to present the match-matching programme 'Stand by Your Man'. The show, which will see him share his hosting duties with Laura Jackson, will be based around four male contestants as they attempt to win a date with one woman from the studio audience. Brian said: ''Dating should be a fun and exciting experience and I'm looking forward to creating some compatible matches - fingers crossed!'' Laura added: ''Dating's already a game, so 'Stand by »
Brian McFadden has signed up to present Channel 5's new dating show Stand by Your Man.
The programme, which will be co-hosted by Laura Jackson, sees four male contestants attempting to win a date with one of 40 women from the studio audience.
McFadden and Jackson will mingle with the contestants and the audience to find out more information about them, while the men will take part in a series of fun challenges in an attempt to influence the women.
At the end of the frivolities, the women must stand in their favourite man's line - and the man with the most women choosing him will then get to pick one of them to take out on a date.
McFadden said that he is "over the moon" to host the show, adding: "Dating should be a fun and exciting experience and I'm looking forward to creating some compatible matches - fingers crossed! »
8 items from 2014
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