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Prepare yourself for another week of captivating UK television! From the highly-anticipated Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Britain’s Got Talent, and the Future Food Stars semi-final, to the BAFTA TV awards, there is no shortage of exciting shows to watch.
Kicking off the weekend is Saturday Kitchen Live on BBC One at 11:00 CEST, featuring a special Eurovision-themed episode hosted by Matt Tebbutt and Olly Smith, who will be showcasing drinks from various countries in Europe.
The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final airs on BBC One, at 21:00 CEST on Saturday, May 13. Twenty-six countries will compete for the coveted prize, with Ukraine and the Big-5 countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) having already qualified for the Grand Final on May 13, 2023.
The Women’s FA Cup Final will be broadcast this Sunday, at 14:50 CEST on BBC One, where you can witness all the live action from Wembley Stadium. The trophy has been won by Chelsea in the past two seasons, with their victory over Manchester City in last year’s competition. Nonetheless, their dominance is under threat from the Red Devils this year, as they are eager to secure their inaugural major triumph in women’s soccer.
The British Academy Television Awards show will air on BBC One at 20:00 CEST on Sunday, May 14. Hosted by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan at the Royal Festival Hall, the event will celebrate the best moments of the year on TV in front of a star-studded audience and members of the royal family. Several shows are in contention for awards, including Bad Sisters, The Responder, Sherwood, Somewhere Boy, Am I Being Unreasonable?, Big Boys, Derry Girls, Ghosts, Friday Night Live, and The Graham Norton Show.
On Sunday at 20:40 CEST, ITV 1 will air another episode of Britain’s Got Talent. Judges Bruno Tonioli, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixon will be in London and Manchester, where they will watch more performers take to the stage and compete for a spot in the live-semi-finals. Ant and Dec will host the event both on stage and from behind the scenes.
Watch Top Gear Season 20 on DAVE at 15:00 CEST on Monday, May 15, for a new episode featuring the original Top Gear team. Jeremy Clarkson and James May will race a car against a yacht in New Zealand, while Richard Hammond searches for the world’s best taxi using the power of motorsport.
On Tuesday, May 16, at 18:50 CEST, More 4 will air Come Dine with Me: The Professionals, featuring local restaurants competing against each other for a chance to win the £1000 prize by hosting a three-course dinner.
BBC Three will air a new episode of The Apprentice Australia on Tuesday, May 16, at 22:00. The candidates will be tasked with designing a range of intimate underwear, and two celebrities will plot to take out their most vulnerable rivals. Lord Sugar will add to the drama by introducing a new celebrity candidate, Australian singer Amy Shark, who could change the game completely.
On Wednesday, May 17, at 20:00 CEST, Channel 5 will broadcast episode 2 of season 1 of The Pyrenees with Michael Portillo. Portillo continues his journey through the French High Pyrenees, encountering challenges along the way, such as the snowy Plateau de Saugué. He will also meet Marion Clignet, a French Olympic cycling champion who overcame her epilepsy to continue her career and reflect on his time as defense secretary and the current war in Europe.
Don’t miss out on the latest episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars, airing on Thursday, May 18, at 22:00 on BBC One. In this semi-final, the remaining contestants face the challenge of creating a recipe to be featured on the cover of Waitrose’s in-house magazine, followed by presenting their dishes to a panel of undercover food experts, including renowned food photographer Mary McCartney. Their social media skills will also be put to the test, as they try to sell a local street food brand online under the critical eye of Uncle Roger. Tune in to find out who will make it to the final.
Visit our UK TV Highlights page to see the lineup for next week’s most amazing TV shows and stay tuned for more weekly updates on our blog.
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