Stephen Mulhern always watches the first episodes of his shows on TV.

Stephen Mulhern

Stephen Mulhern

The 'Rolling In It' presenter confessed that he always stays in to watch when a new series launches as he enjoys seeing it go out on "the real TV".

Asked if he watches himself to boost the ratings, Stephen said: "Yeah, I always stay in for the first episode of the series. There's something about seeing it go out on 'the real TV.'"

Stephen also revealed that he looks at social media to see how people have reacted to a show.

The 'Britain's Got More Talent' host said: "People tell me you should never look at social media but I do because you can get a good gauge of what people's general feeling is.

"Obviously you get some idiots but then you get idiots everywhere."

'Rolling In It' has proved popular with a younger audience and Stephen believes that the dramatic nature of the ITV game show.

He told the Metro newspaper: "I think it's the excitement and the drama of the show. The thing I get from 16-to-34-year-olds is, 'Oh, this show is brutal!' At first I was like, 'Is that a good thing?' But now I know it is.

"It's not a harsh show, it's just an exciting show."

Stephen also confessed that Stacey Solomon inspired him to clear out his wardrobe during lockdown.

The 'In For a Penny' presenter said: "During lockdown I decided I was going to go through everything. I tried every single thing on. The amount of shirts I had in my wardrobe that were faded or didn't fit any more was madness.

"I tell you who made my do it – Stacey Solomon. Seeing her do her stuff (with her recycling app) is phenomenal. I think she might be taking it a bit too far when she's hanging up packets of crisps on pegs but apart from that I think she's genius."