ITV announces new celebrity challenge Don’t Rock The Boat

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The five-part series will see two crews of six race from Cornwall all the way to the Scottish Isles, completing a series of on-shore challenges along the way to gain advantages over their opposition.

This intense challenge will see the celebrity crews tackle the formidable cliffs of the UK’s stunning coastline and the wild wind and waves at sea.

Taking to the boats will be British politician and author Tom Watson, Olympic gold medallist and sports presenter Denise Lewis OBE, and English supermodel and presenter Jodie Kidd.

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.

Old Trafford to host Soccer Aid for Unicef

Due to lockdown restrictions the match will be played behind closed doors, but the game will be broadcast live on ITV and STV.

As Coronavirus is the biggest global crisis for vulnerable children and families since the Second World War, the two teams, England and Soccer Aid World XI FC, will come together to ‘Play for Generation Covid’.

The money raised helps children to get the best start in life, but this year it will also help stop the spread of coronavirus and limit the impact on their lives through the provision of clean water and lifesaving vaccinations.

ITV announces the cast of their short film series Unsaid Stories

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I Don’t Want To Talk About This

I Don’t Want To Talk About This stars Joe Cole and Adelayo Adedayo as two exes who reconnect and look back at their relationship, and reflect on the impact racism played on their love and friendship.

Thea (Adedayo) is a successful middle-class black woman and bumps into an old boyfriend Tom (Cole) while at a party and the pair start to talk.

ITV announces Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club

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In light of comedy venues shutting their doors during the pandemic, Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club will recreate the vibes of our beloved small comedy clubs while continuing to showcase the best up-and-coming talent.  

Four acts will perform each night under the watchful eye of comedy and broadcasting legend Jonathan Ross. While more familiar faces will have the opportunity to try out new material, the series will also offer a stage for new comedians on the cusp of their big break.

ITV talent managers answer young TV talent's questions about how to start their careers

The qualities talent managers look for to fill entry-level jobs include enthusiasm, passion and determination, said Cheryl Woodcock, who recruits for ITV’s entertainment shows.

“Do your homework, make sure your CV has no typos in it,” added Tracy Walker, a talent executive at ITV Studios North.

“I love having a nose at what people have done, if I’ve got the time, when someone puts a showreel on their CV,” said Woodcock.

But don’t put your own picture on the CV, said the panel as one.

The Cube returns with a one million pound jackpot

Phillip Schofield will once again host the intense proceedings, as the game show sees participants complete a series of seemingly simple challenges within the claustrophobic cube.

Schofield commented: “The Cube is such a cracking format but with the players now in teams and a whopping million-pound prize fund, it now means this high-pressure environment has just got tougher.

“I can’t wait to be reunited with the legendary Perspex Cube!”  

ITV announces sequel to The Murder of Stephen Lawrence

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The original drama, which first aired in 1999, dramatised the aftermath of Stephen Lawrence's murder.

In April 1993, 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence was killed in a racially motivated attack by a gang of youths in Eltham, south London.

When the initial investigation failed to convict those responsible for Stephen’s murder, his parents led an extraordinary campaign for justice, resulting in a public enquiry into the police investigation and led to sweeping changes to law enforcement and police practices in the UK.