The X Factor
The search for a music superstar gets underway as the nation’s most talked about entertainment show, The X Factor, returns to ITV this Autumn.
Expect outstanding vocals and sensational performances, as the contestants go all out in a bid to be crowned The X Factor Champion 2018, securing a life changing record contract.
For more than a decade, The X Factor has created superstars and some of the biggest recording artists worldwide. Artists discovered by The X Factor UK have sold more than 300 million records worldwide, making it the most successful show in history for finding chart superstars. The programme’s unprecedented legacy includes chart topping acts such as the global sensation One Direction, who have sold more than 100 million records worldwide; GRAMMY®-nominated superstar Leona Lewis; 2012 winner James Arthur, whose No. 1 single Say You Won’t Let Go has gone multi-platinum in both the UK and the US and has, to date, sold more than 8.3 million copies worldwide; multi-platinum solo artist Olly Murs; Ella Henderson, whose first single Ghost was the biggest and fastest-selling debut for a British artist in 2014; and Little Mix, who were the first group to win the competition and have gone on to become the biggest girl band in the UK, selling more than 43 million record worldwide. The groups’ latest, double-platinum album Glory Days spent five weeks at No.1 in the UK, the most for a girl group since the Spice Girls in 1996 and has been named the biggest selling female album of 2017 in the UK.
Rak-Su’s 2017 winner’s duet Dimelo, with Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy, debuted at No.2 in the Official Charts and has since been certified silver in the UK. During the week of release, the four-piece had five songs in the Top Ten on iTunes simultaneously, including the No.1 spot. The group was also the first ever The X Factor act to have had three No.1 singles on iTunes while being on the show, including original tracks Mona Lisa and I’m Feeling You.
Britain's Got Talent
Britain’s Got Talent is back with another exciting and eccentric series of entertainment.
2018 sees the return of the nation’s favourite variety talent show, celebrating 12 years on our screens. And with no shortage of variety or talent, the judging panel have been surprised, charmed and moved to tears by a whole host of acts whilst looking for this year’s winning performance.
The kings and queens of entertainment Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams return once again to their rightful thrones on the judging panel with Ant and Dec on hand and waiting in the wings to provide support and congratulations to each of the acts performing for the judges, the live audience and viewers at home.
Over the past few months, the judges and presenters have travelled the length and breadth of the country seeking out the weird and the wacky, the wonderful and the inspirational. Once again, all four judges and Ant & Dec have had the opportunity to give the act they think has that extra special something an automatic place in the live semi-finals with the use of the Golden Buzzer.
With thousands of applicants, viewers can expect to be amazed and astounded by the impressive line-up of acts competing to be crowned this year’s winner. The lucky act who captures the heart and imagination of the British public will secure themselves an incredible £250,000 and the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance 2018. From choirs and dance acts, to a group of mysterious aliens and a musician skilled in the classical Russian jaw harp, the Britain’s Got Talent judges have seen it all, and this series looks to be the most entertaining yet!
For more than a decade, Britain’s Got Talent has delivered some of the most talked about winners including Paul Potts, Diversity, Ashleigh & Pudsey, Lance Corporal Richard Jones and most recently Tokio Myers. But, it’s not just the winners who have wowed the nation, with BGT acts providing some of our most memorable TV moments, such as superstar singer Susan Boyle, comedian Jack Carroll, magician Darcy Oake and of course, the dog that hypnotised Simon Cowell. No doubt this year, there will be many more must-see moments to come.
Britain's Got More Talent
Britain’s Got More Talent is back on ITV2 screens for the 12th year, for another UNBELIEVABLE series.
Armed with the TV Times award for Best Digital Show presenter Stephen is ready to unleash even more mischief and mayhem on the Britain’s Got Talent judges and contestants. (Yes, we really won an award! And no, we’re not quite sure how…)
Stephen is getting to know a whole new host of hilarious unseen BGT contestants in his own unique way and as ever, it’s these acts that make Britain’s Got More Talent such compelling viewing.
This year’s contestants include veteran BGT auditionee David Watson who is back to show off his impressions, a dog that talks, a woman who takes Stephen’s socks off with her teeth, and an action man with a giraffe’s head. Stephen will also learn to tell the future just by chucking asparagus on the floor…yes really… all in a day’s work on Britain’s Got More Talent.
As always, Stephen continues to get the very best access to the judges, getting the inside scoop for BGMT viewers who will find out what the judges really think of the contestants and most importantly, what the judges think of each other. Stephen discovers who really is the Sexiest Dave in a game with David Walliams, and gets Simon Cowell and David to admit hilarious stories from their past in a game of ‘Truth or False’. The madness continues as Stephen celebrates Amanda’s 50th birthday (three years too early!), but Amanda gets her own back, whilst wearing only her dressing gown. As always, Stephen will be asking the judges all the questions that no one else would dare to and playing games with them that no one else would want to!
The fun and games continue with Ant and Dec getting up to more nonsense backstage as Stephen helps the boys relive their children’s TV years playing Wonky Donkey, let’s just hope Dec can keep his cool in this classic rhyming game. Stephen also challenges Ant and Dec to a round of golf, Heads Up, and an assortment of other games to test them and their patience to the limit!
Amanda Holden will be up against classic Britain’s Got Talent heroes each week in her new segment, ‘Low and Beholden, It’s Act VS Holden’ (well you try and find something that rhymes with the name Holden!), where Amanda is challenged to games such as Holden’s Hot Potato, Aman-down and Holden Balls. Viewers can watch Amanda burst a bodysuit of balloons, scoot across the floor on a rug and flail her limbs covered in Slinkys as she battles it out against BGT’s most loved contestants.
The fun doesn’t end there, Britain’s Got More Talent gives ITV2 viewers an exclusive ahead of the live shows, as it goes LIVE straight after the BGT semi-finalists are revealed. BGMT will be back again LIVE in the week of live BGT semi-finals and the grand finale. Stephen will be there, ready to get the lowdown and the first reactions from the judges and acts, viewers can call in and speak to the panel and watch all the usual BGMT chaos, celebrity guests, games, fun and more. Literally anything can happen – and it normally does! And if that wasn’t enough, episodes will be repeated again this year on ITV1 on Sundays, which is sure to keep BGMT’s one viewer happy!
Britain’s Got More Talent gives the viewers exactly what they want when the main show finishes – MORE talent, MORE judges and loads MORE unbelievable entertainment.
Take Me Out
The Saturday night party everyone is invited to has recently completed it’s ninth season on ITV. Take Me Out puts a spring in every singleton’s step, serving up more of the potential love matches and surprises that viewers have come to love.
With SIX engagements, SEVEN weddings and THREE tiny tots, Master Matchmaker Paddy has been busy lining up a selection of single lads to brave the legendary ‘Love Lift’ for the brand new ‘Flirty Thirty’ ladies, who are ready and waiting to leave their lights on for love.
To apply for Take Me Out single girls and boys should go to the ITV website at www.itv.com/takemeout
All Star Family Fortunes
The classic game show Family Fortunes, made its first outing on ITV in 1979 – 2000, then returned as All Star Family Fortunes in 2006 with Vernon Kay as host.
The series sees two celebrities and their families go head-to-head in a bid to win £30,000 for the charity of their choice. Over the years, those taking part in the series have raised well-over £1 million for charity.
Celebrities who have taken part include: Tom Fletcher, Jermaine Defoe, Penny Lancaster, Michael Owen, Nicola Adams, Peter Andre, Michelle Keegan, Sophie Ellis-Bextor.