With only a couple of days until Christmas, now is the time to relax, eat mince pies and get your Christmas TV schedule sorted. Here are our top picks for the 23 December.
Celebrity Crystal Maze
Channel 4, 10pm
Richard Ayoade is back once again for a celebrity Christmas special of The Crystal Maze.
The star studded special will include Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas, Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley, I’m a Celebrity winner Scarlett Moffatt, choirmaster Gareth Malone and comedian Nish Kumar.
The team will be tested on their mental and physical abilities as they work together to tackle the four themed zones – Futuristic, Aztec, Industrial and Eastern – in order to collect the elusive crystals.
Gogglesprogs at Christmas
Channel 4, 8pm
The mini Gogglesprogs TV critics will be casting their eyes over highlights from this year’s TV and giving their opinions in this Christmas special.
Siblings Molly, William and Beth are set to return and will be joined by friends Eli and Orin, and best mates Ollie and Ollie.
A well as this year’s TV highlights, the outspoken youngsters will discuss Flirty Dancing, Extinction Rebellion news coverage and Christmas favourite, Elf.
Hugh Grant: A Life on Screen
BBC Two, 9pm
Hugh Grant has firmly secured a place as one of Britain’s best loved film stars, often portrayed as the charming yet bumbling Englishman, in this documentary Grant tells the story behind his success.
Grant’s breakthrough role came when he starred in Four Weddings and a Funeral and his career has gone from strength to strength, with plenty of box office hits such as, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually, Notting Hill, About A Boy and Florence Foster Jenkins.
He also received critical acclaim when he recently played notorious politician Jeremy Thorpe in A Very English Scandal.
The film also includes interviews from fellow talent he has worked with such as Andie MacDowell, Richard Curtis, Sandra Bullock, Colin Firth and Nicholas Hoult.
Gordon, Gino and Fred: Christmas Road Trip – 3 Wise Men
The three musketeers will be heading to Morocco, the land of snakes, saffron and camels to get in the festive spirit.
Gino D’Acampo initially wanted to take Fred Sirieix and Gordon Ramsay to Jerusalem, but when his cousin got a deal on some cheap flights, the trio ended up in Morocco instead, a place where they don’t celebrate Christmas.
That is soon forgotten however, as the group decide to embark on a culinary road trip instead, experiencing camel rides in the dessert, goat herding and eating mutton from the nose right to the tail.