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Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

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.

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.

This week we see the first 50 men cross the threshold of the mansion house the girls will be living in, they must pick 6 they want to see again, which guys will come in and take the girls fancy and who will be shown the door?

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?

Emma Willis said, “’I am beyond thrilled to be a part of Girlfri3nds. I love to watch a good romance blossom, so to be asked to be a part of that process is genuinely exciting.”

Girlfri3nds is a Studio Lambert production for ITV2.

Wednesday, 26 September 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 the competition gets tougher as our five hairy hopefuls take part in not one, but two photoshoots with the two world leading dog photographers. First, before the dogs get serious they are given a fun class in the world of art and the mighty mutts get the chance to become the next Pablo Pawcasso.

Once the doggies have tapped into their creative side they are made to be expressive once more when top photographer, Gez Gethings, shoots them for a greeting card cover. From ‘‘Get Well Soon’’ to ‘‘Congratulations’’, whose card will deliver the goods?

And as it wasn’t difficult enough, our furry friends will also be plunged in at the deep end in a shoot with the worlds leading underwater dog photographer, Seth Casteel.

With two photos to judge our canine contenders on, our panel have some tough decisions to make.

But whose walking home as their journey comes to an end? And who is clawing closer to being crowned our first Top Dog Model?

Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Peter Andre is back on ITV2 with his brand new show, Peter Andre’s Bad Boyfriend Club, which sees the popstar and his brand new team of makeover and style experts turning some of the nations most hopeless boyfriends into hopeless romantics.

Each week, two boyfriends who have been nominated by their respective girlfriends will be educated and encouraged by Peter and his team to find out just what their women want and how they would like to be treated.

Hoping to inject some of his ‘Andre’ magic on the men, Peter will be their wing man when his tough team get to work transforming them from Mr Wrong to Mr Right.

The last episode of the series features two brothers who haven’t grown up and are useless at DIY. Grant’s girlfriend Laura wants him to spend less time obsessing over Superman and wants him to stop showing himself up, Marc’s girlfriend Lucy wants him to be romantic like he used to be and start taking things more seriously.

Peter sneaks up on our two boyfriends at the same time when they least expect it. Peter disguises himself as an angry chef and Grant thinks it’s just Marc getting set up, but gets a surprise when he realises he is also on the menu. They both get a sharp realisation of why they are there and accept they are in the club

The boys then face a wake up call…a lesson with the spiky senorita Carmen who will put them through their paces to test their charm skills and see how much they know about their girlfriends. If they put a foot wrong they get a soaking with a drink in the face and a lecture from the sexy sharp tongued siren.

Due to the lack of skills in practical situations, Peter sets up a DIY lesson for them both which brings out their competitive streak but who will assemble the flat pack chest of drawers first?

Following their crash course in DIY the boys then set about planning their dates and shopping for the girlfriends outfits, but which brother will impress the 5 feisty female judges who are their to judge the date and win them and their girlfriend a holiday of a lifetime?

Wednesday, 19 September 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.

Episode 3 sees the final six pooches getting pampered with facials, ‘pawdicures’ and blow-dries at a top London grooming salon as a treat for making it through the auditions and Paw Camp. With this week’s modelling assignment looming it’s not long before our dolled up dogs are set to training for their first ever advert shoot, help is on hand as superstar doggie duo Ashleigh and Pudsey give the dogs and owners some training.

When the big day of the advert shoot arrives, judge Addison Witt directs our dogs through a series of scenes, but will what they have learnt in their training session help them cut it on the small screen? The pressure is on as this performance will determine who will be leaving the competition at this week’s elimination.

Who will ‘sit and stay’ in the contest and who will be sent walkies?

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Peter Andre is back on ITV2 with his brand new show, Peter Andre’s Bad Boyfriend Club, which sees the popstar and his brand new team of makeover and style experts turning some of the nations most hopeless boyfriends into hopeless romantics.

Each week, two boyfriends who have been nominated by their respective girlfriends will be educated and encouraged by Peter and his team to find out just what their women want and how they would like to be treated.

Hoping to inject some of his ‘Andre’ magic on the men, Peter will be their wing man when his tough team get to work transforming them from Mr Wrong to Mr Right.

Episode five features two boyfriends who can’t look after themselves. Kris’s girlfriend Louise is fed up of being like his mother and Dean’s girlfriend Nicola wants him to stop depending on fast food and stop acting like a grumpy teenager.

Peter sneaks up on our two boyfriends when they least expect it. Peter disguises himself as a cab driver while Dean is in the back and acts as his own waxwork and comes alive to shock Kris.

Once the boys have accepted they are in the club they then face a wake up call…a lesson with the spiky senorita Carmen who will put them through their paces to test their charm skills and see how much they know about their girlfriends. If they put a foot wrong they receive a nasty surprise and a lecture from the sexy sharp tongued siren.

As these boys are non-existent in the kitchen at home Peter decides to enhance their culinary skills with a cooking lesson.

From chopping to shopping the boys are sent out to plan their exclusive dates and what their other half should wear. With lessons learnt and outfits chosen the boys are ready to commence with their surprise date, but which of them will impress the 5 feisty judges who are there to judge their dates to win them and their girlfriend a holiday of a lifetime?

Thursday, 13 September 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 star of American Pie, Jason Biggs.

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

Wednesday, 12 September 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.

Episode 2 see’s the successful auditionees face the next stage of the ultimate dog modelling contest, the exclusive Paw Camp. Here it will be determined which of our twenty-two pooches of all breeds, colours, shapes and sizes have what it takes to make it through to claim one of the coveted spots in the Final Six.

At Paw Camp, the twenty-two dogs are firstly pitted to go paw-to-paw in photo ‘battles’, testing how the mutts work together as well as how they deal interacting with a male model. From each ‘battle’ one dog will progress to the next stage of Paw Camp, whilst the other will be sent packing. As always, that decision falls to the Top Dog Model panel of judges.

After the first round we are now down to eleven dogs and owners. The reveal comes that they will be asked to parade and pose together on our ‘dogwalk’. Can the dogs demonstrate discipline, poise as well as catch the judges’ eye?

To ready themselves for the dogwalk task, Ashleigh and Pudsey are on hand to give the dogs and owners a dog training session. Ashleigh puts them through their paces and administers handy hints and tips to the nervous tail-waggers.

Ashleigh then joins Stacey, Addison and Lilah as the big moment comes for them to take to the runway. Once all the dogs have demonstrated their wares and strutted their stuff in front of our judges, it’s time for the eliminations to decide which dogs will make the Final Six.

Who will ‘sit and stay’ in the contest and who will be sent walkies?

Thursday, 6 September 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 TOWIE favourite James ‘Arg’ Argent.

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

Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 8:00PM – 9:00PM

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.

Episode one sees dogs of all breeds, colours, shapes and sizes arrive from across the country for the first stage of auditions to strut their stuff in front of our judges. One by one the dogs and their owners meet the judges to see who has the necessary bow-wow factor. It’s down to the judges to decide which are the best to be chosen to attend an exclusive Paw Camp.

The judges see endless entertainment from the dogs, but who will they want to see more of? They see lots of amazing unique tricks, a musical performance, a dog that plays the piano, an owner who gives his gigantic dog a piggy back and the judges even get a royal visit. The judges are tough but who will get their seal of approval and make it through to the next stage and head to Paw Camp.

The dog owners believe their prized pet has the star quality to make it all the way to the end. They are in it to win it but which pooch has what it takes to be top dog above the rest?

There will be weekly eliminations by our expert panel of judges who will analyse the hounds’ hottest headshots and eliminate the weakest performer, ultimately leading to one lucky dog being crowned the country’s Top Dog Model.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Peter Andre is back on ITV2 with his brand new show, Peter Andre’s Bad Boyfriend Club, which sees the popstar and his brand new team of makeover and style experts turning some of the nations most hopeless boyfriends into hopeless romantics.

Each week, two boyfriends who have been nominated by their respective girlfriends will be educated and encouraged by Peter and his team to find out just what their women want and how they would like to be treated.

Hoping to inject some of his ‘Andre’ magic on the men, Peter will be their wing man when his tough team get to work transforming them from Mr Wrong to Mr Right.

Episode four features two boyfriends who are seriously lacking in manners.
Adam’s girlfriend Emma wants him to stop being a slob, and ex professional footballer Jordan’s needs to take more pride in his appearance for his girlfriend Leanna.

Peter sneaks up on our two boyfriends when they least expect it. He disguises himself as a giant squirrel collecting money for charity, Adam has no idea and when Peter takes of the squirrel head Adam is amazed, and Peter arrives as a pizza delivery man to the surprise of Jordan and reveals who is under the helmet.

Once the boys have accepted they are in the club they then face a wake up call…a lesson with the spiky senorita Carmen who will put them through their paces to test their charm skills and see how much they know about their girlfriends. If they put a foot wrong they receive a nasty surprise and a lecture from the sexy sharp tongued siren.

As these boys need to change their bad habits Peter decides the boys need to learn some table manners and seeks the help from Dana, the mistress of manners.

Following their crash course in table manners the boys then set about planning their dates and shopping for the girlfriends outfits, but which boyfriend will impress the 5 feisty female judges who are their to judge the date and win them and their girlfriend a holiday of a lifetime?

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