WHAT TO WATCH 19-25 February

This week's best telly includes the return of the happiest ninety minutes of the week, celebrities having the time of their life, another emotional film from Kate Garraway and more.


Here are 5 TV shows you can't miss this week...


1. Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Saturday 19th February at 7pm on ITV


The happiest ninety minutes of the week are back as Ant & Dec return with a brand new series of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway which promises to kick start the weekend with a bang as the Takeaway Getaway and that all-important studio audience return!


As the series returns, RuPaul will be the guest announcer and has organised for all three winners of Drag Race UK - The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Krystal Versace - to perform for the first time on television in a spectacular End of the Show Show.


Jeremy Clarkson is the unsuspecting star of Undercover, as Ant and Dec create a fake protest at Jeremy's farm, protesting for the rights of soil as they believe soil has feelings. During the protest, someone handcuffs themselves to Jeremy's car and later on soil is dumped all over his car via a tractor.


Elsewhere, Jordan North, Fleur East and Andi Peters will be out and about, there'll be huge live surprises for the studio audience and viewers at home. Stephen Mulhern will be back with more high octane challenges in Ant Vs. Dec.


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2. The Real Dirty Dancing

Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd February at 9pm on E4


Just when you thought every possible celebrity entertainment format has been exhausted, along comes The Real Dirty Dancing on E4, hosted by Keith Lemon and Ashley Roberts where 10 celebrities have the time of their life as they prepare for an immersive and nostalgia packed dance experience like no other.


Inspired by the Australian series of the same name, The Real Dirty Dancing sees 10 celebrities move into a stunning Lakeside location, reminiscent of the original Kellermans resort, where their dance moves will be well and truly put to the test, with dance expertise from the creative director of Dreamboys, Jordan Darrell.


Taking part will be presenter Anthea Turner, Blue’s Lee Ryan, TOWIE’s James Argent, reality TV star Marnie Simpson, social media star & TV personality Saffron Barker, comedian Darren Harriott, comedian and actor Verona Rose, former Goggleboxer and performer Tom Malone Jr, teacher and celebrity quizzer Bobby Seagull and actress Chelsee Healey.


In couples, they'll compete as they take on challenges and dance routines based on iconic scenes from the classic film. Each couple has one thing in common – they all want to be the last Baby and Johnny standing.


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3. Kate Garraway: Caring for Derek

Tuesday 15th February at 9pm on ITV


Kate Garraway returns to our screens this week in a follow-up to her 2021 documentary Finding Derek, which charted how Derek Draper's family coped while he was critically ill in hospital with Covid -19. In this new film, Caring for Derek, we join Kate and the family from the first moments Derek arrives home in April, and in the build-up to Christmas 2021.


The film follows Kate as she navigates the myriad challenges of the social care system and its complexities. This comes at a time when the debate about social care is at its loudest, and this film shows the reality of what day to day life is like becoming a carer.


Whereas Finding Derek reflected Derek’s absence from the family home, this new film captures his return and how that has restored some hope for Kate and her children without shying away from what the challenges of the new normal might be and the impact it has on everyone involved.


Mirroring the lives of carers across the country, we also see Kate getting support from family and friends including Derek’s sister, Di, who helps her with some of the day-to-day duties. And she catches up with old friends Bobby and Julie, whose situation has parallels with her own, to find out how they’re coping, sharing the hardship of no longer being just a wife but also a carer.


Above all, the film follows Kate as she embarks on a new chapter in her marriage and family life, attempting to find a new way of living and a new way of loving, like millions of families across the country in the very same boat.


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4. Billy Connolly Does...

Thursday 24th February at 9pm on Gold


Legendary comedian Sir Billy Connolly fronts Billy Connolly Does... a new 7-part series which sees him look back at his 50-year stand-up career and with unprecedented access to Billy at home this series offers an unrivalled glimpse into his life.


The series, shot in and around his Florida home, provides an intimate guide to Billy's relationship with his material, offering insights into his life. And each episode covers a particular topic, showcasing hidden treasures of Billy's stand-up routines. In the first episode, Bad Behaviour, the Big Yin revels in his own and others’ bad behaviour.


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5. Wolf Like Me

Friday 25th February on Amazon Prime Video


New Peacock original, Wolf Like Me, launches on Amazon Prime Video this week and stars Josh Gad as widower Gary who lives in suburban Adelaide, South Australia with his 11-year-old daughter, Emma who are both suffering from the loss of Emma’s mother and struggling to connect with one another


One morning, Gary and Emma’s car is violently hit by a Jeep running a red light. Emma has a panic attack by the side of the road and is comforted by Mary, played by Isla Fisher, the owner of the Jeep, who, to Gary’s amazement, is able to calm Emma in a way he’s not able to.


Later that week, while on a date in an underground bar, Gary and Mary get to know one another and muse over the power of music and the baggage they both hold. Mary is reluctant to share more and, upon learning that nightfall is close, she races out the door.


After another chance collision, Gary accidentally stumbles on Mary’s dark secret and flees, terrified. Yet their universes continue to collide and there’s no denying a greater force that seems intent on bringing them together.

As their connection deepens, Mary and Gary grow more and more terrified that their baggage will tear them apart, but if they keep following the signs, maybe they’ll find everything they’ve been searching for.


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