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THE COUCH POTATO: The Apprentice is back - pass me a lemon....

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11:45am Friday 17th October 2014

WHEN life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

COUCH POTATO: Watching Bake Off? Well you missed out

South Wales Argus: From Hatrick ProductionsCelbrity Dinner Date on ITVBePictured: Jodie and Joe Swash.This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made a

1:51pm Friday 10th October 2014

WITHOUT question, Wednesday evening witnessed the TV culinary event of the year.

COUCH POTATO: Strictly Come Dancing XII off to a flyer

South Wales Argus: Aliona Vilani, Gregg Wallace (11045876)

12:50pm Friday 3rd October 2014

TESS Daly posed a curious question in BBC1’s ballroom on Saturday night.

COUCH POTATO: Release The Hounds has a bark worse than its bite

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11:46am Friday 26th September 2014

THOSE of a nervous disposition, look away now.

COUCH POTATO: Where's the talent on Sunday Night at the Palladium?

South Wales Argus: FROM ITV

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE PALLADIUM on Sunday 14th September 2014

Show one


The illustrious Sunday Night At The Palladium, one of the UK's best loved entertainment shows is back on ITV.

Some of the UK’s best

2:52pm Friday 19th September 2014

BRINGING back any long-gone, widely cherished show carries risks greater than simply smart alecs like me crying: “Blatant lack of creativity!”

COUCH POTATO: The definition of an ideal CBB contestant

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1:27pm Friday 12th September 2014

ANYONE fortunate enough to miss the shocking moment in the house, on Monday night, would believe I’m making this up.

COUCH POTATO: BB gets royal flush of all the usual suspects

South Wales Argus: Host Emma Willis welcomes Deirdre Kelly to the Celebrity Big Brother house at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 18, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ B

2:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014

IF THE TV summer of 2014 is remembered for anything, it’ll surely be the flash-in-the-pan fad for imitating royalty.

COUCH POTATO: Karaoke show on an airport travelator...

South Wales Argus: Alan Carr. The singer takes it all (9052326)

1:06pm Friday 8th August 2014

WE'RE all still finding our feet in this brave new world of social media.

COUCH POTATO: ‘Prince’s’ hoax show was most enjoyable

South Wales Argus: I WANNA MARRY "HARRY": Summer love is in the air, as, Matthew Hicks, an average English "bloke" is given the royal treatment and an upper crust makeover before meeting 12 single American women searching for Prince Charm

1:29pm Friday 18th July 2014

WE’VE heard some whoppers on telly this week.

COACH POTATO: Beautiful game wins despite the pundits

South Wales Argus: Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari talks to his players after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany has routed host Brazil 7-1 and advanced to

2:51pm Friday 11th July 2014

AN ABSOLUTE shambles unfolded down in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday night for anyone who loves the beautiful game.

COUCH POTATO: Things are breaking bad in Albert Square

South Wales Argus: WARNING: Embargoed for publication until: 30/06/2014 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 08/07/2014 - Episode: EastEnders - 4886 (No. 4886) - Picture Shows: Mick, Lee, Johnny, Tina and Nancy dress as The Spice Girls and sing to Linda for her birthday! Nanc

2:59pm Friday 4th July 2014

IN the hit US drama Breaking Bad, a chemistry teacher stricken with cancer turns to crime, selling drugs to provide for his family.

COUCH POTATO: Plenty of goals and gaffes at World Cup

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2:33pm Friday 20th June 2014

WHEN is a goal not a goal but also a goal at the same time?

COUCH POTATO: Downpour filler was truly remarkable TV

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12:35pm Friday 13th June 2014

FORGET the Passport Office backlog. There’s a serious gap in the Foreign Office’s advice to holidaymakers going abroad this summer.

COUCH POTATO: No one is wild about this Harry ‘lookalike’

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4:25pm Friday 6th June 2014

TAKE 12 gullible American girls, a stately home and a bloke who, if you close your eyes and turn away, looks vaguely like Prince Harry.

Island adventure is a must-see surprise

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12:18pm Friday 16th May 2014

SOME TV shows are just asking for a pummelling, as seemed the case with Channel 4’s latest reality show.

COUCH POTATO: First week is not a good morning for ITV

Launches on Monday 28th April 2014 on ITV at 6am

Pictured: The shows  presenters (l-r) Sean Fletcher Susanna Reid, Ben Shephard, and Charlotte Hawkins during rehearsels

12:36pm Friday 2nd May 2014

OPENING week negotiated, so let’s reflect on those pre-series boasts and promises...

COUCH POTATO: BGT: Same old from the same mould...

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12:26pm Friday 18th April 2014

Call off the search.

COUCH POTATO: D-Day cookery show leaves bad taste

12:47pm Friday 11th April 2014

AS THE 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings approaches, BBC2 has handed responsibility of marking the occasion in a dignified manner to one of its safest programmes.

COUCH POTATO: Touring the world to buy The King’s wart

South Wales Argus: Mark Evans from Dead famous DNA  for Couch potato (5097316)

12:33pm Friday 4th April 2014

COUNTLESS career paths lie before a humble television presenter.

COUCH POTATO: Music memories give reality show new hit

South Wales Argus: FROM ITV2

THE BIG REUNION on Thursday 27th March 2014

Picture Shows:  3T perform at Hammersmith Apollo

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11:32am Friday 28th March 2014

EMOTIONAL scenes at the Hammersmith Apollo as Michael Jackson’s nephews 3T take to the stage.

COUCH POTATO: Shuttle stars sharing a view from the top

South Wales Argus: Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, left, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, center, and NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio. Picture AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev

12:39pm Friday 21st March 2014

In space, no one can hear you scream.

COUCH POTATO: Michael McIntyre - don’t get too fond of chatshow chair

South Wales Argus: TALK-SHOW DISASTER: The Michael McIntyre Chat Show

12:52pm Friday 14th March 2014

Good old El Tel offered a timely nugget of wisdom to the world's top-earning comic on Monday night.

COUCH POTATO: End in sight for The Voice - a flop of a talent show

South Wales Argus: COUCH POTATO: End in sight for The Voice - a flop of a talent show

10:20am Friday 7th March 2014

QUITE outlandish pop-star comparisons were casually bandied about on Saturday night.

COUCH POTATO: ITV’s obsession with Wright is plain wrong




ITV2 has commissioned a brand new six part series, Party Wright Round The World, in which king of the Essex party scene Mark Wright travels the globe in

11:02am Friday 28th February 2014

ITV2. Bless their cotton socks.

COUCH POTATO: Star-laden Brits with added bizarre turns

South Wales Argus: James Corden on stage during the 2014 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 19, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Brits. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

12:24pm Friday 21st February 2014

SOMEONE needs to remind ITV of that old adage: “Start as you mean to go on.”

COUCH POTATO: Sochi comedy show skating over thin ice

South Wales Argus: Sweden's Oscar Wester takes a jump during freestyle skiing slopestyle training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits). (3911123)

3:53pm Friday 14th February 2014

WE’RE a week down in Sochi, and that famous icon of alpine sport, Alan Davies, has a question.

COUCH POTATO: Falling trunks cannot save sinking show

South Wales Argus: From Twofour Productions 

Heat 4
Saturday 25th January 2014 on ITV 

Pictured: Presenters Gabby Logan and Vernon Kaye with Tom Daley   

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2:23pm Friday 7th February 2014

GABBY Logan, for the briefest of moments, stops harping on about sisters doing it for themselves and attempts to summarise the ensuing shambles.

COUCH POTATO: Ski-crash TV is painful viewing

South Wales Argus: THE JUMP: Television’s latest attempt to dismember minor celebrities in a series of winter sports. Photo: Channel 4/PA Wire

2:08pm Friday 31st January 2014

IT’S minus 9C at Innsbruck’s Igls Sliding Centre. So over to Barry Davies to set the scene.

COUCH POTATO: Awards evening of tongue-tied moments

South Wales Argus: Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnely with their awards for Best Entertainment Show and the Landmark Award, at the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 22, 2014. See PA story SHOW

10:51am Friday 24th January 2014

A “WHO’S who of television” crammed into the O2 Arena on Wednesday night.

COUCH POTATO: This unwelcome twist simply beggars belief

South Wales Argus: Casey Batchelor and Lee Ryan (with presenter Emma Willis, right) are evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood to a house called the bolt hole, before reentering the house on Friday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture da

10:27am Friday 10th January 2014

LIVE now to Borehamwood where Emma Willis has this breaking news: “It’s all been kicking off in the house tonight.”

COUCH POTATO: A Strictly unmissable final for this convert

South Wales Argus: Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing - TX: 07/12/2013 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Embargoed for publication until: 07/12/2013 - Picture Shows: **LIVE SHOW** Embargoes for publication until 20:15 hrs on Saturday 7th December 2013
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12:53pm Friday 20th December 2013

So it was written, in tablets of stone, around the time of Bruce Forsyth’s birth.

COUCH POTATO: I’m a Celebrity 13 – it’s a bit pants, really



Ià 	¢ÂÂM A CELEBRITYà 	¢Â¦GET ME OUT OF HERE! coming soon to ITV1 and ITV2 

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1:09pm Friday 6th December 2013

DAY 17 in the outback and professional grump Lucy Pargeter has a gift of a question over a fried-eel supper.

COUCH POTATO: The truth may be out there, but why look?

South Wales Argus: THE WHY FILES: ITV programme Mystery Map features vibration expert Steve Gosling talking to presenter Julia Bradbury

12:40pm Friday 29th November 2013

It has taken two decades but at last we’ve Britain’s answer to The X Files’ Mulder and Scully.

COUCH POTATO: Show me the celebrities on I'm a Celebrity..........

South Wales Argus: ITV undated handout photo of Joey Essex, one of the contestants from this year's ITV realty show, I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 13, 2013. See PA story SHOWBIZ Celebrity. Photo credit

2:42pm Friday 22nd November 2013

Over in the Queensland jungle on Wednesday night, actress Lucy Pargeter clutched a pillow with her child’s photo and declared: “It makes you realise what you’re missing.”

COUCH POTATO: Celeb Sunday cooking shows are TV hangover

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1:02pm Friday 15th November 2013

It’s dark before 6pm, brass-monkey chilly and winter is in the post via express delivery.

COUCH POTATO: It's deja vu down the Queen Vic

South Wales Argus: EMBARGOED TO 0001 TUESDAY OCTOBER 29.For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only. BBC undated handout photo of Johnny, played by Sam Strike, Nancy, played by Maddy Hill,  Linda played by Kellie Bright, Mick played by Danny Dyer, Shirley played by Lin

6:02pm Friday 8th November 2013

Quite the month it’s been down in the jolly old gold-paved streets of Walford.

COUCH POTATO: Royal christening is non-news fest

South Wales Argus: Prince George's christening (1761365)

6:02pm Friday 25th October 2013

Wednesday’s royal occasion, from St James’s Palace chapel royal, was a private affair for William and Kate’s closest family and friends.

THE COUCH POTATO: Padded out X Factor is Strictly second rate

South Wales Argus: NOT CUTTING IT: Caroline Flack part of the X Factor team

10:02am Friday 18th October 2013

What’s the one thing The X Factor was lacking?

COUCH POTATO: Let’s not talk about sex, please Mariella

South Wales Argus: GIMMICK? Mariella Frostrup, who hosts Sex Box

10:46am Friday 11th October 2013

YOU can see how it probably happened.

THE COUCH POTATO: Tony Jacklin's two left feet make him a Strictly star

South Wales Argus: THE COUCH POTATO: Tony Jacklin's two left feet make him a Strictly star

12:01pm Friday 4th October 2013

Opening night in BBC1’s ballroom and couple number two take to the floor.

COUCH POTATO: X Factor scrapes the bottom of the barrel

South Wales Argus: X Factor Glamour Shoot 2013 (1236454)

2:39pm Friday 27th September 2013

So that’s it. Auditions done and dusted.

COUCH POTATO: Salon squabbles are anything but 'super'

South Wales Argus: COUCH POTATO: Salon squabbles are anything but 'super'

3:04pm Friday 20th September 2013

Imagine a world without television (it’s okay, don’t fret, it’s just pretend).

COUCH POTATO: Celebrity Big Brother a waste ground of missed opportunities

South Wales Argus: Ron Atkinson is evicted from the Big Brother House during Celebrity Big Brother Summer 2013, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. (1103194)

11:52am Friday 13th September 2013

Day 16, the final week dawns in the house, and resident pain-in-the-backside Lauren Harries – that weird kid on Wogan in the 80s who had a sex change – has at last sussed out Louie Spence.

COUCH POTATO: It’s X Factor make your mind up time...

South Wales Argus: HIT AND MISS: The X Factor’s new judging panel, from left, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger

10:42am Friday 6th September 2013

If television shows were people, it wouldn’t take the world’s foremost psychiatrist to diagnose the mental ill-health of ITV’s long-suffering karaoke contest.

THE COUCH POTATO: Dire show puts Britishness and patience to the test

South Wales Argus: I LOVE MY COUNTRY: BBC’s new show borders on North Korean-style patriotism

12:10pm Friday 9th August 2013

AH, LONDON 2012. Such memories, Super Saturday, the magical Opening Ceremony, the legacy...

THE COUCH POTATO: Celebs pop show only fit for TV silly season

South Wales Argus: DIABOLICAL: Wholesale changes are needed if Your Face Sounds Familiar is to return

12:02pm Friday 2nd August 2013

A HOT flush came over Julian Clary last Saturday night.

THE COUCH POTATO: Inspired casting makes Apprentice ensemble triumph

South Wales Argus: FIRED UP: The Aprrentice contestants, and Lord Sugar himself, provided scintillating TV

12:52pm Friday 19th July 2013

TWELVE weeks of backstabbing, mutiny, Nick Hewer’s remarkable Panama hat during the Dubai trip and an unforgettable pop-pop-pop popty-pinging ready-meal pitch and it all came down to a simple decision.

THE COUCH POTATO: Overspend makes Great British Budget Menu pointless

South Wales Argus: DEEPLY PATRONISING AND POINTLESS: Great British Budget Menu celebrity cooks James Martin, Angela Hartnett and Richard Corrigan

12:19pm Friday 12th July 2013

CELEBRITIES. They think they can change the world.

THE COUCH POTATO: From TV show Pointless to this pointless TV show

South Wales Argus: TV CALAMITY: Bobby Davro impersonates Tom Jones on ITV’s Your Face Sounds Familiar

12:20pm Friday 5th July 2013

For those wondering how a Frankenstein creature genetically engineered from the remnants of Liberace, Fred West, Paulie Walnuts, from The Sopranos, and the voice box of Ivor the Engine would look and sound, wonder no more.

THE COUCH POTATO: BBC goes globetrotting again at your expense

South Wales Argus: ASTRONOMICAL BUDGET: Dr Helen Czerski and Kate Humble

11:47am Friday 28th June 2013

TIMES are tight. Everywhere you look, cutbacks are being made and budgets slashed.

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