Love Island

Celebs Go Dating series eight singletons revealed

Amy Childs, Malique Thomson, Olivia Bentley, Dean Gaffney, Amy Hart, James Lock (Credit: Channel 4)

This year’s singletons ready to play the dating game includes Love Island star Amy Hart, who recently had her heart broken by fellow Love Island star Curtis Pritchard before dramatically leaving the villa in response to the breakup, former The Only Way Is Essex star Amy Childs, who after a recent split is hoping this will be her chance to meet Mr Right, and Made in Chelsea’s Olivia Bentley, who will be ditching the Chelsea dating scene in the hopes of finding a connection.

Tommy Fury and Curtis Pritchard reunite for new ITV2 show

Curtis Pritchard and Tommy Fury (Credit: ITV)

After a summer in the Love Island villa, the pair found love with Molly-Mae Hague and Maura Higgins and also started their unlikely bromance.

The new series will see Fury and Pritchard swap jobs and tackle the challenges of stepping into each other’s shoes.

Professional boxer Fury will hang up his boxing gloves and put on his dancing shoes to train with a professional dancer and get ready for a ballroom competition.

How TV can compete for the eyes of Gen Z

Rob Chapman, Amber Gill, Caspar Lee, Timothy Armoo and Paul Bojarski (Credit: RTS/Richard Kendal)

Video-sharing platform TikTok was the word on everyone’s lips leaving the second session, “Exploring Gen Z”. Many had not heard of the Chinese-owned social media sensation, but were keen to find out more in order to reach the elusive next generation of viewers. Many market researchers describe Generation Z as those born after 1997.

Defined by session chair Rob Chapman as the generation “for whom 9/11 wasn’t a coming of age event”, Gen Z were instead shaped by the recession of the last decade.

Caroline Flack fronts new cosmetic surgery series

Caroline Flack at the RTS Programme Awards 2018 (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

The Surjury (w/t) follows a jury of 12 members from the public as they decide if people should go under the knife for the cosmetic surgery of their dreams.

The series will allow candidates to receive measured advice about the cosmetic procedures they desire and give them the freedom to explore their choices with more information.

Introduced by Flack, the candidates will need to gain a majority of the jury vote to secure the procedure they’ve requested.

If the surgery goes ahead, candidates are then invited back to demonstrate the results of their operation.

Neil Thompson’s TV diary

The Good Morning Britain team taking a group selfie (Credit: ITV)

OK, in the spirit of apologetic full disclosure, this ain’t a normal week for me. It’s August. Piers and Susanna are off (deservedly – thought I’d better slip that in) on their French car factory-style summer sojourn. I’m also sneaking in a bit of R&R and extra-curricular that the normal 100-hour week doesn’t allow.

At Latitude, the hybrid Glasto crossed with church fête Suffolk festival, where, among the middle aged of the mojito-fuelled mosh pit, I bump (literally) into my ex-ITV boss Peter Fincham for our annual blokey embrace.

Mental health on and off screen can no longer be ignored

Lauren McQueen played Lilly Drinkwell in Hollyoaks (Credit: Channel 4)

The death of Steve Dymond following his appearance on The Jeremy Kyle Show last month is a sombre lesson on the power that television has over people’s lives.

The participant on the controversial daytime programme had failed a lie-detector test, having been accused of infidelity by his fiancée. Following his death, the show was initially taken off air and then axed by ITV Chief Executive Carolyn McCall.

RTS Devon & Cornwall celebrate young talent at Student Awards 2019

Sue Kenderdine, Simon Cohen and Laura Crane (Credit: Gavin McCrae)

Love Island star and social media influencer Laura Crane hosted the ceremony, which was held at the Jill Craigie Cinema, University of Plymouth, in late March. Crane, who is also a champion surfer, talked to the students about her life in the media. “People sometimes forget about us down here, but don’t! There are honestly so many incredible films. It’s mad to think that these people are just starting out,” she said.

Celebs bare all for ITV's All New Monty

Love Island winner Jack Fincham to join celebrity line up in The All New Monty 2019 (Credit: ITV)

The All New Monty 2019: Who Bares Wins, which follows on from The Real Full Monty, sees eight celebs learning extravagant dance routines, demonstrating the importance of carrying out intimate checks for cancer prevention and being body-positive in the process.

Former Love Island contestant Jack Fincham and Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Marquez are among the familiar faces ‘baring all’ for a cause close to their hearts, alongside Rav Wilding (Crimewatch) and Emmerdale’s Kelvin Fletcher.