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WHAT TO WATCH 24-30 July

If you want to be entertained, then this week's best telly includes plenty of laughs courtesy of Michael McIntyre, Aisling Bea, Jason Sudeikis, Tom Davis and Mo Gilligan!

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

1. Michael McIntyre's The Wheel

Saturday 24th July at 8.30pm on BBC One

Michael McIntyre's brilliant hit game show The Wheel, in which seven celebrities are strapped to the outside of a giant wheel as they hope to answer questions correctly for three contestants, is back for three summer specials, each featuring a sports category.

In case the first series passed you by, each show sees seven celebrities bring one area of expertise to the show but it's the contestant at the centre of The Wheel, who's in control. But one wrong answer or one wrong spin of The Wheel and they’ll be back down to the Contestant Wheel, possibly never to return.

Round by round, they choose one category to answer a question from - land on the expert and they could win £10,000, land on one of the other experts, and they could win a minimum of £3,000. Oh, and if they land on the shutdown celebrity, they're immediately off The Wheel.

This week, Clare Balding will be hoping the wheel lands on her when it comes to a question on The Olympics. And she'll be joined by Anton Du Beke, Edith Bowman, Rob Rinder, Lady Leshurr, Dr Xand Van Tulleken and Alex Beresford who'll each be hoping The Wheel lands on them for their specialist subject.

1/3 Continues weekly

2. This Way Up

Wednesday 28th July at 10pm on Channel 4

Despite all six episodes of Aisling Bea's second series of This Way Up, being made available at launch, I've decided to save it as a weekly mid-week treat... but it's not been easy to resist!

As the comedy-drama continues, Aine and Bradley work out in the park, and Shona asks Aine to plan a surprise for her hen do. And there's success in the bedroom for Aine and Richard after she spices things up and he opens up to her.

Elsewhere, Shona isn't convinced by Aine and James's new business venture, and her lack of support hits Aine hard and has a knock-on effect on her weekend.

3/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available now

3. Ted Lasso

Friday 30th July on Apple TV+

It's funny, when a series drops all episodes, I often want to savour it and make it last, but when the only option is weekly, I crave the boxset. That's the case with the second series of Apple TV+'s most successful comedy to date, Ted Lasso.

The series follows American football coach Ted Lasso, played by Jason Sudeikis who was hired by a wealthy divorcée to coach the English soccer team, AFC Richmond - despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination and biscuits.

Last week, we saw how following their 2-1 defeat against Manchester City in the season one finale, AFC Richmond have brought in a sports psychologist to help the team overcome their unprecedented seven-game tie-streak and this week, Ted is surprised by the reappearance of a familiar face and Roy tries out a new gig!

2/12 Continues weekly

4. King Gary

Friday 30th July at 9.30pm on BBC One

Tom Davis returns to our screens this week as builder Gary King in the second series of his hit comedy King Gary, alongside Laura Checkley as his partner Terri and Riley Burgin as their son, Teddy as they bowl through family life in suburbia.

In this series, Gary and Terri attempt to tie the knot, in a fashion fit only for the Kings whilst neighbour Stuart, played by Romesh Ranganathan, learns that the only thing worse than having Gary and Terri as enemies is having them as friends.

Despite this, they unite against a common enemy in the shape of nightmare new neighbour Aaron, played by Morgan Watkins, whilst Terri is determined to matchmake Stuart with her mate Alison.

Camille Coduri and Simon Day return as Gary's parents, Denise and Big Gary, Neil Maskell is back as Gary's friend and Lisa McGrillis is back as Terri's pal Mad Kay alongside new cast member Lily Brazier.

In episode one, it’s a momentous day in Butterchurn Crescent as Gary has hired a skip. And Gary’s skip is everybody’s skip until somebody starts taking liberties.

1/6 Continues weekly. All episodes available at launch

5. The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan

Friday 30th July at 10pm on Channel 4

After two years away, Mo Gilligan triumphantly returned to our screens last week with a brand new series of his BAFTA-winning entertainment show The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, and this week he'll be joined by Martin Freeman, Joel Dommett, KSI and Raye.

Expect more music from house band The Compozers, more hilarious sketches featuring Mo's trademark characters, more iconic Nursery Grimes, plus unmissable music performances and one-of-a-kind studio games where the audience could win some incredible prizes.

And the action doesn't end there, as Mo takes the party out onto the streets of the UK, seeking to make the public the real stars of the show.

2/6 Continues weekly

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