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What’s on telly tonight? Our pick of the best shows on Friday 7th September

Gogglebox Sid
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What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Friday 7th September

What’s on telly tonight? Here the TV Times team of expert reviewers highlight the best shows on Friday 7th September

Googlebox, 9pm, C4

We love Friday nights, but they’re even more enjoyable when Gogglebox is on C4, and it returns for its 12th glorious series tonight. As well as some familiar faces, such as the bone dry Sid Siddiqui and his sons, Baasit and Umar, from Derby, and hilarious naive/knowing best friends Mary and Marina from Bristol, expect to see some new characters having their say on the last seven days’ telly. Rating: *****

Celebrity MasterChef, 8.30pm, BBC1

The heats continue with the four remaining celebs given a fresh set of challenges, beginning with the new Pairs Challenge and a mass-catering task that involves making lunch for 100 people! Back at MasterChef HQ, the number of diners to cater for is smaller but no less scary: as well as wowing John and Gregg, the chefs must impress 2010 winner Lisa Faulkner, 2015 champ Kimberly Wyatt and 2015 finalist Rylan Clark-Neal. Easy peasy! Rating: ****

Britain by Bike, 8pm, Channel 5

This sweet father-and-son travelogue continues as Larry and George Lamb head to Snowdonia National Park. It’s a trip down memory lane for Larry who first visited as a 17-year-old London lad who had never seen a mountain before. George, on the other hand, is a little less enthusiastic about the Welsh weather! But things start to brighten up when the pair go llama racing and then milk a few sheep. They also have a go on the longest and fastest zip wire in the world. Rating: ***

More previews tomorrow.

David is a Senior Digital Content Editor with over 15 years experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest soap spoilers and television news for Whatsontv.


Before working for Whatsontv, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards.


Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!