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WHAT TO WATCH 18-24 June

This week’s best telly includes more Love Island, a return to the UK for James Corden and a brand new Netflix special. Here are 7 shows you can’t miss this week...

1. Love Island

Monday 18th June at 9pm on ITV2


It's the show everyone's talking about and everyone's watching and this week Love Island enters its third week.


Current couples are Jack and Dani, Wes and Laura, Adam and Rosie, Megan and Eyal, Josh and Georgia and the recently saved Alex and Samira.


With two new arrivals, Ellie Brown and Zara McDermott, about to enter the villa, will Alex finally find the girl for him? And will Alex's head be turned once more? And what about Megan and Eyal? Will they continue to annoy the British public as much as they have?


Only time will tell...



2. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Tuesday 19th June on Netflix


Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby is bringing her award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 show Nanette to a worldwide audience with her debut Netflix Original stand-up special.


In Nanette, Hannah gets up close and personal about her life and growing up gay on the small island of Tasmani. She takes aim at everything from pride parades, unsolicited opinions and the whole history of art before she turns her punchlines into sucker punches, silencing the laughs and flipping the art of comedy completely on its head.


Nanette was filmed in front of a live audience at the Sydney Opera House.


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3. The Late Late Show with James Corden in London

Tuesday 19th - Friday 22nd June at 10pm on Sky One


This week James Corden returns to London for four special episodes of The Late Late Show, filmed in the historic Central Hall, Westminster.


Cross four nights he'll be joined by a host of special guests including Damian Lewis, J.J. Abrams, Ruth Wilson, Cher, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Niall Horan and Foo Fighters as well as a special Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney.


The four specials will also feature a new Crosswalk the Musical with famed musical theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, Spill Your Guts with Cher, plus James gets a job at The Savoy in Take a Break.


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4. Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Wednesday 20th June at 10pm on BBC Two


In Gone Fishing, comedians and lifelong friends Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse share their personal and hilarious life experiences while travelling around the UK fishing for elusive species.


Paul is an experienced fisherman, Bob a complete novice. Paul thought a tour of the country's finest fishing spots might help Bob's recovery, and along the way maybe they would learn something about each other. In this funny and poignant six-part series, we eavesdrop on their expedition as they reconnect with each other and share their personal experiences of life, while testing the parameters of true friendship.


They also fish, and talk nonsense. A lot.


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5. CelebAbility

Wednesday 20th June at 10pm on ITV2


One of the most familiar voices on television, Iain Stirling aka the voice of Love Island, returns this week to host a second series of CelebAbility.


In this first episode of the new series, Iain is joined by a group of contenders eager to win the £5000 prize money by taking on our five fearless celebrities, Jennifer Metcalfe, James Argent, Marcel Sommerville, Paisley Billings and Jordon Davies in games based around the celebrities very unusual abilities.


As ever, watching over proceedings with his clipboard, is adjudicator, Marek Larwood. 



6. The Murder of Rhys Jones: Police Tapes

Thursday 21st June at 9pm on ITV


Following the success of Little Boy Blue, ITV are delving into the real story behind the award-winning series as Susanna Reid gains exclusive access to recordings from secret police bugs placed in the homes of gang members suspected of the murder of Rhys Jones, who was shot dead at the age of 11. 


When Rhys was killed on his way home from football practice in 2007, it dominated headlines nationwide. It was later revealed that the bullet that hit Rhys was intended for another victim connected to a dispute between Liverpool gang members, but a code of silence based on fear stopped anyone coming forward to identify the killer Sean Mercer or his accomplices.


Susanna speaks to senior police officers involved as well as Rhys’s parents Mel and Steve who tell her how they have struggled to make sense of the tragedy in the immediate aftermath and in the years since.


The police tapes taken from the bugs indicate the culture of fear and intimidation that prevailed in that area of the city at that time which prevented officers from identifying a man on a bike seen on CCTV at the murder scene, who was infamously shown on tape at the time.


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7. The Last Leg

Friday 22nd June at 10pm on Channel 4


Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker reunite with their honest, upbeat and award-winning brand of satirical comedy for the 14th series of The Last Leg.


First guests are still to be announced.


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