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This week's best telly sees Eurovision fever reach new heights as the countdown is well and truly on to the Grand Final, Queer Eye returns for its seventh season, Sam Thompson questions whether he has ADHD for a new E4 documentary and Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox explores what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease in a new documentary for Apple TV+.

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

1. Eurovision Welcomes the World

Monday 8th May at 6.30pm on BBC One

Kicking off the many Eurovision celebrations in the days running up to the Grand Final, will be Rylan and Liverpool's own Sunetra Sarker who will provide highlights from this year's turquoise carpet as they catch up with this year's 37 Eurovision acts.

As Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham and Julia Sanina gear up for their presenting debut together hosting this year's semi-finals, Rylan will spend time with them backstage for all the final Eurovision preparations.

Eurovision Welcomes the World will also feature highlights from Liverpool’s Big Eurovision welcome event, presented by AJ Odudu and Joel Dommett, which takes place outside St George’s Hall and includes Liverpool legends Frankie Goes to Hollywood on stage together for the first time in over 30 years.

Ukrainian Eurovision winner Jamala will duet with British artist Birdy on a Beatles classic and there'll be a special performance of Rise Like a Phoenix from Conchita, accompanied by a dramatic drone display.

Elsewhere, special guests Ricky Tomlinson and Shirley Ballas pay tribute to their home city, and international pop star Zara Larsson joins icons of dance music Cream Classical to close the show.


2. Sam Thompson: Is This ADHD?

Monday 8th May at 9pm on E4

In this new hour-long documentary, former Made in Chelsea favourite Sam Thompson who is now a popular content creator and presenter will address the theory that he has ADHD for the very first time.

Off camera, Sam has spent his whole life struggling with inattention, disorganisation, and hyperactivity, impacting not only himself, but his friends, family, and partner Zara McDermott.

After turning 30, Sam wants to finally figure out if these issues are quirks of his personality, or if they're symptoms of ADHD. An estimated 1.9 million adults in the UK have ADHD, the majority of whom are believed to be undiagnosed. Sam will find out if he's one of them. He soon realises he's part of a wider trend.

A growing number of young people are taking to social media to speculate if they have undiagnosed ADHD, with #ADHD racking up billions of views on TikTok alone.

As Sam explores the subject more closely, he grapples with whether to seek out a formal diagnosis, meets others who have been in a similar situation, and examines how therapy and medication can impact day-to-day life with ADHD.


3. Eurovision Song Contest 2023: Semi-Finals

Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th May at 8pm on BBC One

Before we can get to Saturday's Grand Final of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, we must get through two semi-finals, broadcast live on BBC One and hosted by Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham and Julia Sanina.

The first semi-final will open with a film celebrating host city Liverpool and the welcome given to Ukraine. Audiences will witness a young Liverpudlian boy travel across the city telling his family, friends, neighbours (and some special guests!) that the world’s greatest music competition is arriving in his hometown. Ending live in the arena, host Julia Sanina will perform with her band The Hardkiss for what promises to be an incredibly powerful opening act, symbolising the many ways in which the UK is United by Music with Ukraine.

Competing for a place in Saturday's Grand Final on Tuesday will be Azerbaijan, Croatia, Czechia, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland.

During the interval for the first semi-final, in which UK viewers will be unable to vote, global superstar Rita Ora will take to the stage to deliver a show-stopping medley of some of her biggest hits as well as her brand new single Praising You. And Ukrainian singer Alyosha, who represented Ukraine in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, will perform alongside Rebecca Ferguson.

Competing on Thursday in the second semi-final for this year's Eurovision Song Contest will be Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, San Marino and Slovenia. And this time UK audiences will be able to vote for their favourites.

During the interval for the second semi-final, Mariya Yaremchuk, who represented Ukraine in Eurovision 2014, will lead a contemporary montage of some of the most well-known pieces of music from the country. Ending with a collaborative performance from rapper OTOY, 14-year-old Ukrainian Junior Eurovision representative Zlata Dziunka, and Mariya. Together, who'll be showing that for generations of Ukrainians, music is the light that overcomes darkness.

Elsewhere, a performance called Be Who You Wanna Be will celebrate how Eurovision is a place for everyone, no matter who you are, as three extraordinary drag performers lead into a jaw-dropping routine of high-end pop performances along with a troupe of eclectic dancers.

The show will also see Timur and Graham Norton, who have nearly 30 years of Eurovision commentating experience between them, check in with the hosts live and discuss the building excitement of Saturday’s Grand Final.


4. Queer Eye

Friday 12th May on Netflix

The Fab Five are BACK as Queer Eye returns to Netflix and this time these saints are marching in... to New Orleans.

They'll be transforming the lives of seven deserving heroes who are ready to show up for themselves and for each other.


5. STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie

Friday 12th May on Apple TV+

STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie sees Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox recount his extraordinary story in his own words, incorporating documentary, archival and scripted elements to tell the improbable tale of an undersized kid from a Canadian army base who rose to the heights of stardom in 1980s Hollywood.

The account of Fox’s public life, full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, unspools alongside his never-before-seen private journey, including the years that followed his diagnosis, at 29, with Parkinson’s disease.

Intimate and honest, and produced with unprecedented access to Fox and his family, the film chronicles Fox’s personal and professional triumphs and travails and explores what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease. With a mix of adventure and romance, comedy and drama, watching the film feels like, well, like a Michael J. Fox movie.



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