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Saturday, 6 October 2012, 7:00PM – 8:20PM

New Series:

King Of Dating Paddy McGuinness returns with his new line up of 30 single girls , all hoping to be whisked off on a hot date to the Isle Of Fernandos.

Tonight the love lift delivers Leigh, a Romeo Postman from Chorley . Drew, a cat loving personal trainer from Port Talbot. James, a tarot card reading musician from London and Dyneal , a salsa loving student from Leamington Spa.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Three single girls are all on the search for their soulmate, 23-year-old air hostess Amy, 29-year-old single mum Sarah and 25-year-old career girl Laura are brought together to whittle down 100 guys to their favourite man – will they find love and a potential future partner along the way or will their return to their lives as singletons?

This week the girls embark on their dates with the six boys they have chosen. All the boys are meant to take them somewhere that means something to them, to reveal something new about them. At the end of the date, they must decide if they want to see each other again – who will they date and who will they dump?

Girlfri3nds, is a new series in which three single women of different ages, life experiences and backgrounds meet for the first time with a common goal— to find true love. As they search for a partner, they will share their lives and emotionally support one another during the dating and decision-making process.

The eight part series hosted by Emma Willis will offer an exciting twist as our singletons face a host of make or break decisions. At the end of each episode, the three girls and their ‘dates’ will decide if they wish to continue seeing each other, but the feeling has to be mutual. Will this be a match made in heaven or just another dating disaster?

The new series will kick-start with an audition in which a hundred men from all over the country ‘pitch’ themselves to the three women. Each of the women will have to select six men who they would like to ‘date’ but the pressure is on as they will have only a few minutes to decide if they would like to get to know them further but will the men feel the same way?

Each week, viewers will follow our singletons as together they embark on a series of dating scenarios with their potential suitors. The series will follow their preparations, nerves and trepidation as they get to know more about the men they have chosen.

With their fate placed firmly in their hands, each episode will culminate with an elimination as their ‘dates’ are whittled down until they have just one decision to make…. will our three single ladies finally meet their Mr Right or will they be left out in the cold?

Sunday, 7 October 2012, 10:00PM – 10:45PM

Get a bit more Essex in your life – Sunday and Wednesdays on ITV2.

The Only Way Is Essex returns to ITV2 this Autumn for a seventh series.

Our colourful cast once again welcome you back into their uber glamorous Essex community. As always, the series will be filmed close to transmission ensuring everything that happens remains as dramatic and explosive as the previous episode.

We pick up the new series as we find out what the cast have been up to over Summer. We also catch up on our numerous lovebirds – Lydia & Tom K, Ricky & Jess, Lucy & Mario, Sam & Joey….and not forgetting Arg & Gemma!

The Only Way Is Essex will be executive produced by Suzanne Readwin and overseen by Lime Creative Director Tony Wood who has worked on Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale. It was commissioned for ITV2 by Kate Maddigan, Commissioner for Entertainment at ITV.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 8:00PM – 9:00PM

The hunt is on to find Britain’s coolest canine in a brand new show for ITV2, Top Dog Model.

Television’s favorite Stacey Solomon, fashion model Lilah Parsons and Hollywood dog agent Addison Witt search for Britain’s most mutterly gorgeous dog with help from guest judge, Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey and voiced by David Walliams.

The show brings the glamorous world of modelling together with Britain’s love of dogs. Top Dog Model seeks to find a true doggie star – the new Cindy Pawford, Claudia Sniffer, Naomi Spaniel or Elle Macfurson perhaps…

The pooches will go head-to-head as they are tested for their suitability as models through a series of dog-eat-dog modeling assignments, including photo and video shoots as well as challenges designed to test their poise and behaviour.

It’s not just looks alone that will crown our furry favourite, as personality and star quality will need to shine through too. The contest is hotting up as only one mutterly gorgeous dog will land an advertising campaign for a well-known international brand.

This week it’s the final and one of our three furry finalists must be crowned Top Dog Model. Being the final, anything can happen and there is a surprise in store for one of our pretty pooches.

The three gorgeous mutts and their owners head off to the beach in their first assignment, a photo shoot for a tourist board. Their brief is to sell how much fun it is to be beside the English seaside.

The big final assignment is shooting a full scale advert. The winning ad will be used in an online campaign for Cif. It’s the longest and most complicated shoot the dogs have undertaken but who will clean up? Will one of the dogs wipe the floor with the others?

Finally it’s left to the three judges, Stacey, Addison and Lilah to make the crucial all important decision. Which dogs furry-tail is about to come true and be crowned Top Dog Model?

Sunday, 30 September 2012, 10:00PM – 10:45PM

Get a bit more Essex in your life – Sunday and Wednesdays on ITV2.

The Only Way Is Essex returns to ITV2 this Autumn for a seventh series.

Our colourful cast once again welcome you back into their uber glamorous Essex community. As always, the series will be filmed close to transmission ensuring everything that happens remains as dramatic and explosive as the previous episode.

We pick up the new series as we find out what the cast have been up to over Summer. We also catch up on our numerous lovebirds – Lydia & Tom K, Ricky & Jess, Lucy & Mario, Sam & Joey….and not forgetting Arg & Gemma!

The Only Way Is Essex will be executive produced by Suzanne Readwin and overseen by Lime Creative Director Tony Wood who has worked on Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale. It was commissioned for ITV2 by Kate Maddigan, Commissioner for Entertainment at ITV.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Three single girls are all on the search for their soulmate, 23-year-old air hostess Amy, 29-year-old single mum Sarah and 25-year-old career girl Laura are brought together to whittle down 100 guys to their favourite man – will they find love and a potential future partner along the way or will their return to their lives as singletons?

Girlfri3nds, is a new series in which three single women of different ages, life experiences and backgrounds meet for the first time with a common goal— to find true love. As they search for a partner, they will share their lives and emotionally support one another during the dating and decision-making process.

The eight part series hosted by Emma Willis will offer an exciting twist as our singletons face a host of make or break decisions. At the end of each episode, the three girls and their ‘dates’ will decide if they wish to continue seeing each other, but the feeling has to be mutual. Will this be a match made in heaven or just another dating disaster?
Each week, viewers will follow our singletons as together they embark on a series of dating scenarios with their potential suitors. The series will follow their preparations, nerves and trepidation as they get to know more about the men they have chosen.

With their fate placed firmly in their hands, each episode will culminate with an elimination as their ‘dates’ are whittled down until they have just one decision to make…. will our three single ladies finally meet their Mr Right or will they be left out in the cold?

Thursday, 4 October 2012, 8:00PM – 10:00PM

TX 3 Thursday 4th October

THE X FACTOR USA returns with a brand new judges line up featuring global pop icon Britney Spears and multi-talented artist Demi Lovato on the judging panel, alongside returning judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid in San Francisco CA. Louis Walsh joins the judging line up as he sits in for Simon Cowell in Kansas City. Airing on Thursday 4th October on ITV2 at 8pm.

TX 4 Friday 5th October

THE X FACTOR USA returns with a brand new judges line up featuring global pop icon Britney Spears and multi-talented artist Demi Lovato on the judging panel, alongside returning judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. Airing on Friday 5th October on ITV2 at 9pm, the judges travel to Greensboro NC. to find the next superstar

Thursday, 4 October 2012, 10:00PM – 10:45PM

Comedy panel show which sees TV presenter Holly Willoughby going up against friend and Radio One DJ, Fearne Cotton to see who knows the most about this week’s celebrity news.

Joining the panel this week is incredible magician Dynamo, actor and film maker Noel Clarke and TV presenter Rick Edwards.

Presiding over the whole thing is the irrepressible host, Keith Lemon.

The Only Way is Essex returns to ITV2 on Sunday, September 30 at 10pm.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 8:00PM – 9:00PM

The hunt is on to find Britain’s coolest canine in a brand new show for ITV2, Top Dog Model.

Television’s favorite Stacey Solomon, fashion model Lilah Parsons and Hollywood dog agent Addison Witt search for Britain’s most mutterly gorgeous dog with help from guest judge, Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey and voiced by David Walliams.

The show brings the glamorous world of modelling together with Britain’s love of dogs. Top Dog Model seeks to find a true doggie star – the new Cindy Pawford, Claudia Sniffer, Naomi Spaniel or Elle Macfurson perhaps…

The pooches will go head-to-head as they are tested for their suitability as models through a series of dog-eat-dog modeling assignments, including photo and video shoots as well as challenges designed to test their poise and behaviour. It’s not just looks alone that will crown our furry favourite, as personality and star quality will need to shine through too. The contest is hotting up as only one mutterly gorgeous dog will land an advertising campaign for a well-known international brand.

This week as our four hot hounds warm up for the final, they limber up for real in a dog yoga (or ‘doga’) class. Stacey and her Bulldog Molly, join the session which gets our Lycra-clad doggies in shape for this week’s first assignment – an action shoot, alongside stunt cyclist champion, Joe Oakley, in Epping Forest.

There’ll be no more sitting pretty as our semi-finalists will need to leap and run alongside Joe in order to get the shot. But who is bound for success?

And as if that wasn’t action-packed enough, this week’s second challenge is a live appearance on ITV’s This Morning, where our pretty pooches must model the latest doggie accessories. But can our canine contenders and their owners handle the pressure as they go live to the nation?

With only three places left in the final, our judges have some tough decisions to make. Who will take the long walkies home, and who is edging ever closer to becoming the Top Dog Model?

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