entertainment

BBC Three commissions new entertainment show from Dane Baptiste

At its centre is the mythical NASBLAQ, a Stock index for diverse talent which controls their movement up and down the ladder of fame.

In this pilot, Dane and his cast will investigate the workings of the NASBLAQ and attempt to crack the code to success with a series of sketches, stunts, interviews and social campaigns.

James McAvoy set to narrate Channel 4’s The Bridge

The Bridge will bring together 12 total strangers who all need to work together and trust each other to try and win £100,000.

Brought to an idyllic lakeside in the British countryside, the 12 strangers have no idea about the challenge that awaits them but are ready and excited for an adventure.

The big money prize is just out of reach, 250 metres away from the contestants across the lake, so to reach the grand prize they have 20 days to build a bridge that will get them to the money.

BBC announces Strictly Come Dancing special and Christmas countdown show

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Strictly: The Best Of The Final will look back at the magical routines that made the Strictly finals and saw champions raise the famous trophy.

The special will showcase the emotional roller-coaster finalists go through and pay tribute to the 2014 champion Caroline Flack.

The Strictly: The Best Of specials will also include much-loved moments from themed weeks, movies, musicals and Blackpool.

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here! 2020 to be filmed in the UK

The new contestants will be swapping the Australian jungle for a ruined castle in the British countryside as the series will crown its first-ever King or Queen of the Castle.

However, the celebrities won’t escape the gruelling viewer-voted trials and will partake in fun challenges to win food and treats for the camp.

Ant and Dec will return as hosts and give all the gossip from inside the castle.

Meet the queens of Canada’s Drag Race

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The ten-part series will introduce viewers to the drag scenes across Canada, with plenty of shade being thrown between the Montreal and Quebec queens.

Each week, RuPaul will deliver challenges by Rumail and the competing queens will need to prove they have what it takes to deliver showstopping looks and stay in the competition.

If the queens want to hear the words “shantay you stay”, they will need to be able to sing, dance, act, improv, sew, beat, throw shade, death drop and lip sync, all with their own unique spin.

The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan returns for a second series

Mo Gilligan (Credit: Channel 4)

The series is produced by Gilligan’s production company Mono G and Expectation and will return with six brand new episodes.

Series one delighted viewers with a mix of games, fun sketches, music and light-hearted chat with famous faces such as Tyson Fury, Riz Ahmed, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer and Kelis. 

Gilligan called the news “incredible”, he commented: “This was always a really bold, ambiguous project and I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved as a team.

Harry and Jamie Redknapp partner with Tom Davis for new entertainment series

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The six-part series, produced by Expectation, will allow sporting fans to continue to get their fix, with some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment joining the trio from their own homes.

Each week viewers can expect celebrity and sports chat, plus Harry Redknapp’s infamous anecdotes.

The first episode will see Premiere League teams Watford and West Ham compete against each other in a way that’s never been seen before.

Netflix releases Love Is Blind Reunion teaser

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Described as a dating show with a difference, it sees a group of single men date a group of single women, but the twist comes in that they are only allowed to talk to each other in special pods that prevent them from seeing what the other person looks like.

This tests if they can form a strong emotional connection before a physical connection is made.

The couples who fall in love then get within the first ten days and only then do they get to see their fiancé for the first time.

Taskmaster: Top ten tasks

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Created and written by comedian Alex Horne, the series stars Greg Davies as the Taskmasterwith Horne acting as Davies’ assistant and umpire during the tasks.

Each series, five contestants compete each week to score the highest mark on the bizarre tasks set by the Taskmaster.

Taskmaster originally aired on Dave, but will make the move to Channel 4 in 2020 following a new six series deal. 

With over 200 tasks to date so far, here is a roundup of some of our favourites.