Reality

Why We Love...Reality Television

Reality TV has pretty much always been around, even if it wasn’t called reality back then. In 1964, Granada Television launched its documentary Seven UP, charting the lives of 14 British children to adulthood, and ordinary people’s lives continued to provide subject matter for documentaries such as the BBC’s The Family (1974), Sylvanian Waters (1992) and Airport (1996), plus MTV’s long-running hit The Real World, launching in 1992.

ITV2 orders new cookery dating show Love Bites

Fusing food and dating in an all-new format, Love Bites pits three suitors against each other in order to win a date with a single foodie.

Using the same set of ingredients, the suitors will each cook a three-course meal side by side in the Love Bites kitchen in the hopes of appealing to the singleton’s palate.

The singleton will then have to choose the best chef for a date.

ITV2 commissions new dating series The Cabins

The series will challenge young singles to look beyond their dating apps to find their soulmates, immediately moving in together with their potential partners.

Each couple will stay in their own luxurious log cabins in stunning settings within the UK.

Isolated and intimate, the stage will be set for the singletons to get to know one another, sharing heartfelt moments or suffering awkward silences. All for viewers to see if the sparks fly.

After enjoying or enduring the first 24 hours, the couples will then have to decide to continue or call it a day.

BBC One confirms autumn premiere for Little Mix: The Search

Little Mix released a first-look teaser to accompany the announcement via their social media platforms.

The series will see the British girl group, consisting of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, forming and mentoring new bands.

The contestants will live together and be granted access to the Little Mix team to develop their talent, with voice coaches, writers and producers.

Who's taking part in SAS: Who Dares Wins - SU2C Celebrity Special?

Directing staff Jason Fox, Ant Middleton, Olly Ollerton and Mark Billingham (Credit: Channel 4)

Victoria Pendleton


Victoria Pendleton (Credit: Channel 4)

Best known for taking gold during the Beijing and London Olympics, cyclist Victoria Pendleton also won nine World Championship gold medals during her career.

Pendleton has since switched saddles to compete as a professional jockey.

New reality show The Royal World heads to MTV International

The six-part series will see nine aristocratic individuals from the UK, Russia, Austria, Nigeria, Ireland and America live together in a mansion in the British countryside.

The Royal World will take a look at their privileged lives and reveal the people behind the prestigious titles. With royal fever still abuzz following the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the series promises a glimpse at life of young royals as they navigate their way through their twenties as part of society's elite.

Channel 4 reality show Shipwrecked rescued

Filming this summer, the reality series needs a new generation of islanders to go head to head in paradise. The contestants will be divided up into two rival camps on Tiger Island and Shark Island, and will battle it out to win over new arrivals.

The largest tribe at the end of the competition will win a prize more glittering than the tropical oceans the contestants live beside.

Love Island 2017: Meet the contestants

Love Island is back for another series on ITV2.

Caroline Flack will introduce viewers to a fresh batch of singletons all in search of the summer of their lives, with passion, romance and drama from the beginning.

Last year, 1.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde win the show. This time round, the Love Islanders will be living in a brand new villa in paradise.