When it comes to the weekend, we love a bit of rest and relaxation in front of the telly, but sometimes we’re left perplexed as to what to watch because of all the options! Bringing it back to basics, we’ve looked at channels one through five and picked out the best shows we’ll be tuning into this weekend. Here are those 5 shows that you should be watching this weekend!

5) Celebrity Big Brother: Year of the Woman – 9pm on Channel 5 on Friday, January 5

John Barnes is confirmed to enter the house / Credit: Channel 5
John Barnes is confirmed to enter the house / Credit: Channel 5

After leaving the female contestants to do their thing for a few days in the Celebrity Big Brother house, producers will be welcoming this series’ eight male housemates into the fold in a second launch night taking place tonight, with host Emma Willis once again fronting the proceedings. Amongst them are former footballer John Barnes and RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up, the drag queen Courtney Act. It’s going to be an eclectic mix, with comedian Dapper Laughs and singer Ginuwine also stepping through the infamous doors to the house, and we can’t wait to see how they’re welcomed by the eight women – including Ann Widdecombe and India Willougby – who have already made the house their own.

4) Take Me Out – 7pm on ITV on Saturday, January 6

Paddy McGuinness is back / Credit: ITV
Paddy McGuinness is back / Credit: ITV

Paddy McGuinness makes his return to host Britain’s most successful dating show, which will this weekend welcome a hairdresser from Glasgow, a Surrey rugby player, a children’s entertainer from Southport and a student hailing from Southampton, all looking for love with one of the 30 gorgeous single women sat behind their podiums. First, they’ll have to impress the women enough to convince them to leave their lights on, but as they progress through rounds and if they make it to the final one, the power goes to the man and he gets to pick which of the ladies he’ll enjoy a romantic getaway with.

3) The Voice UK – 8pm on ITV on Saturday, January 6

Emma Willis is hosting The Voice UK this year / Credit: ITV
Emma Willis is hosting The Voice UK this year / Credit: ITV

Emma Willis is back, hosting The Voice UK and welcoming new coach Olly Murs to sit alongside last year’s winning coach Jennifer Hudson, and veteran coaches will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones. We’re not allowed to say much about the show but we’ve seen some of the talent making their way to the stage, and can’t wait for the public to find out who’s going to shine this year!

2) Still Open All Hours – 7.30pm on BBC One on Sunday, January 7

Their comedy's still as great in 2018 / Credit: BBC
Their comedy's still as great in 2018 / Credit: BBC

The new series continues, with Granville coming up with an idea for growing the business and branching out into the world of fitness. Meanwhile, Leroy has plans to woo a librarian, but when she refuses his advances, he's forced to think on his feet. Brilliant comedy from a show that we're SO glad has made its return.

1) Vera – 8pm on ITV on Sunday, January 7

Brenda Blethyn is back as the titular detective / Credit: ITV
Brenda Blethyn is back as the titular detective / Credit: ITV

Brenda Blethyn returns in the titular role here, working as a detective to this time investigate the charred human remains found in an abattoir furnace. In her bid to find out who they belong to and how they came to be there, she begins to uncover a deep, dark web of secrets, looking into the lives of the fraud squad surrounding the victim and coming up with some pretty scary theories…


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