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WHAT TO WATCH 5-11 June

This week’s telly includes the return of some very popular reality TV shows, The British Soap Awards and James Corden returns to the UK!


Here are the 7 shows you have to watch this week...


1. Big Brother

Monday 5th June at 8:30pm on Channel 5

This is United Kingdom of Big Brother... and everyone is welcome.


Who would have thought when Big Brother first began in 2000 that 17 years later it would still be going strong, albeit on a different channel. Emma Willis returns to host the main show whilst Rylan Clark-Neal will continue to host Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.


This summer we’ve been promised a culture clash of modern Britain. At a time of political upheaval and tough questions about unity in the UK, Big Brother is aiming to bring us an alternative look at Britain.


2. Love Island

Monday 5th June at 9pm on ITV2

After what feels like FOREVER, Love Island is finally back and ITV have revealed the initial 11 Islanders hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s successful couples.


This week Caroline Flack will introduce this year’s fresh batch of sexy singletons. With all of them in search of the summer of their lives, there’s bound to be passion, romance and drama from the outset.


So what’s changed? Well. There’s a brand new villa! That’s right, the new villa has been described as a “luxury paradise” and will play host to the love and lust as the temperatures are raised and the pulses race faster than ever before.


To remain in their spectacular sun kissed surroundings, the Islanders will have to couple up, winning the hearts of each other and the public, who will ultimately decide who stays on Love Island.


This year’s series will be also be accompanied by a weekly live studio show in the UK, Love Island: Aftersun, which will keep Love Island on everyone’s lips throughout the summer. Each week, Caroline Flack will be joined by a panel of different celebrity guests, with the show offering viewers first reaction to the goings on in the villa, exclusive interviews with dumped Islanders as well as all the gossip.


Same as last year, whenever Caroline pops in to the villa throughout the series, the Islanders should brace themselves for a bombshell of the shock announcement and surprise twist variety.


3. The British Soap Awards 2017

Tuesday 6th June at 8pm on ITV

Originally scheduled for last Saturday this year’s British Soap Awards will no longer be aired live on ITV. The ceremony did still take place on Saturday however it had to make way for the Britain’s Got Talent final which moved to avoid a clash with BBC One’s coverage of Ariana Grande’s benefit concert in Manchester.


As is often the case, the winners have already been revealed however I won’t be revealing them here.


From Michelle Fowler's shocking return in EastEnders to Steve and Leanne's baby bombshell in Coronation Street, a multi car pile up causing devastation in Emmerdale, Jade and Alfie's teenage cancer struggle in Hollyoaks and Rhiannon’s second chance in Doctors, the past twelve months have made us laugh, cry and gasp in equal measure.


But the question on everybody’s lips is who will walk away with the accolade of Best Soap? You’ll have to watch to find out! Or you could Google it, but then what would be the fun in that?


4. Ackley Bridge

Wednesday 7th June at 8pm on Channel 4

Ackley Bridge is Channel 4’s attempt at filling the void left behind by Waterloo Road. The new six-part 8pm drama stars Paul Nicholls, Adil Ray, Sunetra Sarker and Jo Joyner.


Set in the Yorkshire mill town of Ackley Bridge, previously the Asian and white communities have rarely mixed. But now, as their two comprehensive schools have merged, lives and cultures are set to collide. With lessons about to be learnt in and out of the classroom, education may not be the first thing on the agenda.


Ackley Bridge is a Yorkshire mill town, home to largely divided white and Asian populations. Like the communities, the school systems have also become segregated. However as two formerly isolated comprehensives are merged into a brand new academy, Ackley Bridge College, the lives and cultures of each are set to collide.


Lessons are about to be learnt in and out of the classroom, even if education isn’t the first thing on the agenda…


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5. The Late Late Show with James Corden in London

Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th June at 10pm on Sky 1

This week, James Corden is returning to the UK and in particular London with three very special episodes of his hit US chat show The Late Late Show.


Airing on Sky 1 here in the UK, the three episodes will see James joined by a stellar line-up of guests including Nicole Kidman, David Beckham, Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Hudson, Kit Harington, Sir Ben Kingsley, Russell Brand and Anthony Joshua as well as musical performances from Harry Styles and Kings of Leon.


The new episode will also feature a brand new Carpool Karaoke with Ed Sheeran!


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6. Orange Is The New Black

Friday 9th June on Netflix

Season 5 of Orange Is The New Black is finally released this week on Netflix and I’ve already wished my weekend away.


The ur finale left us with a massive cliffhanger as during a prison riot, Daya picked up CO Humphrey's gun and aimed it at him. But will she shoot? It certainly looked that way! Regardless of whether she shoots Humphrey or not there’s also a prison riot to break up.


With the women of Litchfield having now seized the spotlight, they’re not backing down until they’re taken seriously. They’re united. They’re angry. And they have a list of demands.


All episodes


7. The Voice Kids

Saturday 10th June on ITV

ITV aren’t resting when it comes to big Saturday night shows this year. Already we’ve had The Voice UK, Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain’ Got Talent and this week sees the launch of The Voice Kids.


Helping in the search for Britain’s best young singer will be Will.iam, Pixie Lott and Danny Jones. That’s right, unlike the main show, there are only three three coaches rather than the usual four.

The show kicks off with the Blind Auditions and with each coach needing to fill a team of 12 singers it’ time to call on some help.


The show kicks off with the Blind Auditions, with each coach needing to fill a team of 12 singers.soloists between the ages of seven and 14. The Battles will see three acts sing off for one place in the semi-final, although there are no steals on The Voice Kids and no second chances for the coaches.


The final four acts in each team then sing in the semi-final for a spot in the spectacular live finale – with viewers choosing the winner.

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