ITV to air first ever televised Platinum Jubilee Celebration for Queen Elizabeth II

Dame Helen Mirren, Damian Lewis, Omid Djalili and Tom Cruise will lead the star-studded cast for the first ever televised event to mark such a historic occasion.

Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham will host the live broadcast, joined by guests including Adjoa Andoh, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ant & Dec, Dame Joan Collins, Sir Mo Farah, Dame Maureen Lipman, Sir David Jason, Alan Titchmarsh, Dame Kelly Holmes, Moira Stuart and Sir Trevor McDonald.

ITV announces series two of Cooking With The Stars

Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen, the cooking competition sees eight celebrities paired with a professional chef who will mentor them so they can go from passionate home cooks to creating food of fine dining standard.

The eight celebrities taking part are professional dancer and TV personality Anton Du Beke, Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes, This Morning’s Josie Gibson, Chaser Anne Hegerty, Love Island’s Maura Higgins, TV expert Dr Ranj Singh, comedian Joe Wilkinson and DJ Woody Cook.  

ITV launches new initiative for young content creators

The initiative will invite graphic designers, animators, editors and social media whizzes to put forward their best modern and relatable content ideas themed around mental health, diversity and inclusion.

The winning idea will be fully backed with a budget of up to £25,000 to collaborate with ITV’s BluePrint Network to produce digital content that will live on some of ITV’s biggest social media platforms. The winning up and coming content creators will also be paid for their time.

The initiative is open to anyone aged between 16-24 years old of all levels of experience.

ITV names celebrities taking part in The Games

The line-up includes TV presenter Olivia Attwood, influencer Phoenix Brown, ex-Strictly professional Kevin Clifton, pop star Max George, songwriter Chelcee Grimes, actor Josh Herdman, author and model Christine McGuinness, Coronation Street’s Colson Smith, newsreader Lucrezia Millarini, musician Wes Nelson, Emmerdale’s Rebecca Sarker and actor Ryan Thomas.

Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff will host the games live, while Alex Scott will report trackside and Chris Kamara will commentate.

The Fog of War | Ukraine: Broadcasters on the Front Line

A panel of BBC, ITN and Sky journalists examine the challenges of covering the war in Ukraine. BBC's Paul Adams, ITV's Rachel Corp, VICE News’ Hind Hassan and Sky News’ Jonathan Levy, chaired by Sian Williams, discuss how broadcasters and journalists deal with safety issues, access, verifying material and the difficulties of 24-hour news driven by social media and online coverage, all while remaining impartial, keeping their sanity, and not falling victim to propaganda.

ITV commissions dark comedy Passenger for ITVX

Written by Andrew Buchan (Broadchurch), the six-part series is set in the small northern village of Chadder Vale and follows a tight-knight community that is turned upside down when a series of strange and unnatural crimes begin to occur. 

Former Met Police Detective Riya Ajunwa has been working in the village for five years and is desperate for that one big case that will challenge her and make her feel alive again.