This week's best telly includes the return of two big streaming dramas, two dating shows and a brand new series of Dancing on Ice. Plus Stacey Dooley is back with a new documentary about stalking and Kelvin Fletcher invites the cameras into his new life on a farm.
Here are 7 TV shows you can't miss this week...
1. Dancing on Ice
Sunday 16th January at 6.30pm on ITV
After last year's series saw five celebrities withdraw from the competition due to either Covid or injury, here's hoping the 2022 series of Dancing On Ice runs much smoother as 12 brand new celebrities take to the ice for the very first time!
Joining the ice panel this series and sitting alongside Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will be Strictly Come Dancing favourite Oti Mabuse.
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are back to host as Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor, Happy Mondays dancer Bez, Paralympian Stef Reid, Love Island’s Liberty Poole, rugby star Ben Foden, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, Paul Gascoigne’s son, dancer Regan Gascoigne, pop star Rachel Stevens, professional dancer Brendan Cole, presenter Ria Hebden, BMX Olympic silver medalist Kye Whyte and The Vamps' Connor Ball all take to the ice!
Expertly guiding the celebrity novices from their shaky first steps to spectacular routines are their professional partners. Matt Evers, a part of Dancing On Ice since it launched on ITV in 2006, returns to the show alongside fellow series favourites Alexandra Shauman and husband Łukasz Różycki, Andy Buchanan and wife Robin Johnstone.
Mark Hanretty, Brendyn Hatfield, Vanessa Bauer, Karina Manta, Joe Johnson and reigning champion pro Angela Egan, who lifted the trophy with Sonny Jay last year, all return
Completing the pro team are three brand-new additions to the 2022 line-up as world-class competitive figure skaters Morgan Swales, Tippy Packard and Colin Grafton all make their Dancing on Ice debuts.
Competing this week will be Bez and Angela Eagan, Brendan Cole and Vanessa Bauer, Sally Dynevor and Matt Evers, Ria Hebden and Łukasz Różycki, Kye Whyte and Tippy Packard and Kimberly Wyatt and Mark Hanretty, with the remaining couples taking to the ice next week.
1/10 Continues weekly
2. Kelvin's Big Farming Adventure
Monday 17th January at 8.30pm on BBC One
2019 Strictly Come Dancing champion, racing driver and former Emmerdale favourite Kelvin Fletcher and his wife Liz, have bought a 120-acre farm on the edge of the Peak District National Park, which they plan to bring back to its former working glory. Despite having zero farming experience.
Having spent most of his working life playing a farmer on Emmerdale, Kelvin is now attempting to do it for real. Like tens of thousands of other Brits in the past year, he’s escaped his urban roots and moved his family to the country to start a new life. And he hasn’t done things by halves.
A month in and the jobs list is mounting, along with their stress levels. It’s a baptism of fire, but luckily for them, their no-nonsense next-door neighbour, Gilly is on hand to help.
Before investing in their own livestock, Kelvin and Liz get some hands-on experience with Gilly’s flock of sheep, but the harsh realities of animal husbandry soon hit home. The sight of a sheep’s maggot-infested foot is too much for Kelvin to bear and he starts to wonder if this new life really is for him.
1/6 Continues weekly
3. Celebs Go Dating
Monday 17th to Thursday 20th January at 9pm on E4
Despite Covid forcing the celebs into a mansion for the last series of Celebs Go Dating, as the show returns for its tenth series, it's back to its original format as the dating agency opens its doors once again to a new bunch of single celebs looking for love. But can agents Anna Williamson and Paul C Brunson guide them towards lasting love?
With a sneaky new plan to kick off the new series, all expertly coordinated by client coordinator Tom Read Wilson, the celebs arrive at a secret venue with no idea what their first evening has in store.
Those turning to the agency for advice this series are; Miles Nazaire from Made In Chelsea, Chloe Brockett from The Only Way is Essex, Ryan-Mark Parsons from The Apprentice, Nikita Jasmine from Married at First Sight UK, pop legend Abz Love from 5ive and TV titan Ulrika Jonsson.
What has Tom got up his sleeve, where are Anna and Paul, and what on earth will Rob Beckett make of it all?
Once again, after weeks of multiple dates and mentoring, the Celebs will be asked to choose their final date to take away on a romantic couple’s getaway.
1-4/20 Continues Mondays to Thursdays
4. Too Hot to Handle
Wednesday 19th January on Netflix
If there's one thing television isn't short of, it's dating shows. Just this week, two are launching. And whilst I long for reality television that isn't about dating, I still can't help getting sucked in. One of the best formats since Love Island is Netflix's Too Hot To Handle, which returns this week for its third season.
As this season begins, 10 singletons arrive for what they think will be the sexiest vacation of their lives, but staying in the Too Hot villa means sticking to the rules. And with Lana watching their every move, will they be able to be avoid kissing, heavy petting and sex of any kind?
Because this season, the prize fund has been doubled to $200,000. But with every rule break, the prize pot will decrease. And as the season goes on, Lana will double the fines. Will they be able to form meaningful connections and keep that prize money as high as their sex drives?
1-10/10 All episodes available at launch
5. Stacey Dooley: Stalkers
Wednesday 19th January at 10.35pm on BBC One
In her latest two-part documentary, Stalkers, Stacey Dooley embeds herself with a specialist police unit in Cheshire and a victim support organisation, both dedicated to stopping stalking from escalating into life-changing violence, or even murder.
By spending time with both victims and perpetrators, Stacey will reveal stark details of lives consumed by stalking.
In the first episode, Stacey explores the most common type of stalking behaviour, ex-partner stalking. Twenty-five-year-old Sabrina’s ex is going to court and she will find out if he is convicted of stalking her. Also, the police investigate a pilot accused of stalking his ex-partner who works in cabin crew. But is he heartbroken or is it more sinister?
Elsewhere, Stacey discovers that even when victims think stalking is over, it often isn’t as Katie’s ex-partner, who was imprisoned for bombarding her with abusive messages and faking an attack by her, is being considered for early release. And Andy has just come out of prison after being convicted of stalking.
1/2 Continues weekly. Both episodes available at launch
Friday 21st January on Apple TV+
One of the first original dramas to launch on Apple TV+ in 2019 was Servant, a 10-part series from M. Night Shyamalan starring Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free and Rupert Grint and now it's back for a third season, before wrapping up for good after season four.
Servant follows Philadelphia couple Dorothy and Sean Turner when we first meet them are in mourning following an unspeakable tragedy which creates a rift in their marriage, opening the door for a mysterious force to enter their home.
After losing their 13-week old son Jericho, they hire a young nanny called Leanne Grayson to care for baby Jericho, but all is not as it seems as she's actually hired to care for a reborn doll who Dorothy believes is her real child whilst Sean has to grieve alone.
In the final episode of season two, the Turners were visited by Aunt Josephine, looking for Leanne. And as things came to a violent end for Josephine, Leanne was left holding baby Jericho. Seemingly alive and well.
But as Leanne tells the Turners that they can all now be a family together. Can she be trusted? And what does the future hold?
1/10 Continues weekly
Friday 21st January on Netflix
After almost two years away, Netflix's hit drama Ozark is back for the first part of its fourth and final season as Jason Bateman and Laura Linney return as Marty and Wendy Blyde who swapped their normal, suburban Chicago life for a dangerous criminal enterprise in the Ozarks, Missouri.
Following that death at the end of season three, Marty and Wendy are now working for Navarro, season four promises to be even darker and more dangerous than ever before.
Will the Blydes survive and get their happy ending? Have they bitten off more than they can chew this time? We might not know after these first seven episodes, but one thing's for sure, it's going to be thrilling to watch and I can't wait.
1-7/14 Continues later this year