what to watch: 3-9 october


This week Amanda Holden has something to tell us, The Apprentice is back and The X Factor goes live!

Here are the 7 shows you can’t miss this week…

1. Cold Feet | Monday 3rd October, 9pm on ITV

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As the brilliant new series of Cold Feet continues, Jenny is shocked when an old flame turns up at work.

Reformed alcoholic Grant is on the pathway to atonement and wants to right the wrongs of the past, but his arrival opens a can of worms with irreversible consequences.


2. I’ve Got Something To Tell You | Monday 3rd October, 9pm on W

I've Got Something To Tell You - Series 1 - Picture Shows: Amanda Holden

Normally we only see Amanda Holden on telly during Britain’s Got Talent or if she’s filling in on Lorraine or This Morning, but this week she’s back with her very own show, I’ve Got Something To Tell You.

This brand new series eavesdrops on intimate conversations between loved ones & friends, often with a surprise revelation at their heart.

In the opening episode Amanda opens the doors to her tea room for the very first time and amongst her first guests are husband and wife, Dave and Linda whose son was in a horrendous motorbike accident in 2009. They have no idea that today’s visit will change their lives forever.

Also booked in for tea are partners Will and Abi from Lincolnshire. Will is a self-confessed stag party addict, buying spare places on strangers’ stag do’s online. In the past year, he’s been on a total of 36 stag dos world-wide and has spent over £50,000 on his hobby. Abi has no idea that Will has something to announce.

Flatmates Amber and George have just graduated from University, and are having a final catch up before they go their separate ways. But George is in for a shock, as Amber reveals the truth about how she has helped fund her time at University.

Plus, Charlotte and her University friends, Sophie & Ami have a frank conversation over tea, as Charlotte reveals the truth about her life long battle with her health.
Will today’s visit to the tea room prove that confession really is good for the soul?


3. National Treasure | Tuesday 4th October, 9pm on Channel 4


If you’re anything like me, you would have been gripped for the past two weeks by Channel 4’s National Treasure not just because of Jack Thorne’s amazing script but because of Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters’ outstanding performances.

In this penultimate episode, Marie  is thrown by an encounter with one of her husband Paul’s accusers and a bruising interview on her marriage by Paul’s barrister, Zoe.

She begins to question why she’s remained loyal to Paul for so long, despite his many affairs. Is it love, or denial? Gerry presents Paul with evidence that seems to thoroughly discredit his key accuser. But it comes with uncomfortable advice that leaves Paul torn.


4. Taskmaster | Tuesday 4th October, 10pm on Dave

Taskmaster - Series 3

Series two might have only ended in July, but Taskmaster is back for a third series on Dave.

With a new series comes a new line-up, and joining Greg Davies and Alex Horne for series three are; Rob Beckett, Al Murray, Sara Pascoe, Dave Gorman and Paul Chowdhry. These five fresh competitors will go head-to-head in the desperate hope of winning the most hallowed prize in comedy, the gilded bonce of the Taskmaster himself, Greg Davies.

Greg judges, pontificates and remprimands with absolute power while Alex Horne returns to assist him and prove once and for all that he knows both how to oversee a task and wear a suit at the same time – each with immaculate precision. And this series they have their work cut out for them because the contestants have never been more cunning.

Watch as bountiful Al Murray, devious Dave Gorman, placid Paul Chowdhry, rambunctious Rob Beckett and sassy Sara Pascoe surprise time and again with their task endeavours.
How will the five stand-ups stand up to several hurdles and a microwave? How does one spread one’s clothes as far and as wide as possible? And what is the best way to surprise Alex Horne when he emerges from his shed after an hour cooped up inside? The five rivals will have to use every nugget of creativity and genius they have to prove their worth.

And, for those wondering, this series’ featured vegetable is the humble pea. Small vegetable; colossal series.

The opening episode includes vegetable propulsion, an out-of-season snowman called Scoopy and some swede-on-Swede action.


5. Empire | Tuesday 4th October, 10pm on Channel 4

Empire Series 3

As season three of Empire begins in the UK, cast your ends back to the end of season two.

Hakeem has been left at the altar, Lucious ended up marrying Anika and the season ended on a rooftop fight between Anika and Rhonda which results in a tragic fall. But who fell?

Elsewhere, Lucious uses his streaming service to pursue his music legacy and clashes with Tariq, who leads a federal task force to investigate him.


6. The Apprentice | Thursday 6th October, 9pm on BBC One


It’s that time of year again, where a group of 18 brand new candidates are put through their paces to secure Lord Sugar’s £250k investment in their business plan.

Moving from its traditional Wednesday night slot to a Thursday night, the twelfth series sees the return of Lord Sugar and his trusted aides Baroness Karren Brady and Claude Littner.

Lord Sugar kicks the series off with a task designed to test the candidates’ skills in negotiation and selling. The teams arrive at a lock-up containing antiques and collectables including furniture, vintage clothing, toys, ceramics, silver and glassware.

They must spot the treasure from the trash, before they sell their chosen items to the public and trade. The aim is simple – make as much money as possible to avoid being in the firing line on the losing team in the boardroom.

Other tasks over the coming weeks include creating an advertising campaign for jeans, manufacturing a range of sweets, hosting ‘late night opening’ events at well-known attractions, designing virtual reality games and producing and creating their own brand of gin.

Meet the 18 brand new candidates here.

7. The X Factor | Saturday 8th October & Sunday 9th October, 8pm on ITV

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It’s the comeback year that no one saw coming, but this year’s series of The X Factor has so far been a return to form. The chemistry between the judges is exactly what the show needed, it’s great to have Dermot back and it’s great to see the show performing well in the ratings again.

This weekend sees the start of the live shows, which yes. Means the countdown to Christmas has officially begun!

Simon Cowell has the Girls; Emily Middlemas, Samantha Lavery and Gifty Louise.

Nicole Scherzinger has the Boys; Matt Terry, Ryan Lawrie and Freddy Parker.

Sharon Osbourne has been given the Overs; Saara Aalto, Relley C and Honey G.

And of course, Louis Walsh has the Groups; 5 After Midnight (formerly 5AM), Bratavio (formerly Bradley and Ottavio) and Brooks Way (formerly The Brooks).

They’ll each be hoping that in their category they’ve got the act capable of following in the footsteps of Leona Lewis, Shayne Ward, Little Mix, James Arthur and last year’s winner Louisa Johnson.

But who will end up victorious? Which judge will rule over the rest? And will Dermot be dancing? You’ll have to tune in week in week out to find out.

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