BEST OF THE REST
THE BIG SOAP QUIZ: CORONATION STREET V EMMERDALE
FROM weddings, deaths, births and a fair few punch-ups, an awful lot has been happening in the soaps – but how much can the cast members remember?
Stephen Mulhern hosts this epic quiz as teams from Corrie and Emmerdale go head to head to see who knows their soap best. And you’ll mostly be amazed at how little they know.
Corrie’s captain Jack P Shepherd, aka David Platt, is not confident. “I’m not feeling great to be honest. I think we got mauled last year.”
“There’s always that steely, mutual loathing,” notes Emmerdale’s leader Mark Charnock, aka Marlon Dingle.
Helping out Jack are Alan Halsall (Tyrone), Alexandra Mardell (Emma) and Sue Nicholls (Audrey). On team Emmerdale are Lisa Riley (Mandy), Nick Miles (Jimmy) and Isabel Hodgins (Victoria).
They tackle rounds including a quick fire on 2019 and filling in the blanks in quotes.
For soap fans, this annual battle is plenty of fun.
I’LL GET THIS
FROM the moment MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace asks Love Island’s Maura Higgins not to kiss him and get make-up on his glasses, this becomes must-watch telly.
This relatively new format sees five celebs round a dining table playing some party games. Before it all starts they have to put their credit card in the centre of the table – they can remove it if they win a round.
Loser pays the bill – and it looks likely to be a big one.
The unlikely dinner guests this time, alongside Gregg and Maura, are Joel Dommett, Les Dennis and Shirley Ballas. Not five people you’d expect to socialise together.
Shirley manages to insult everyone in the first five minutes.
There are some amusing Christmasthemed games, including a singing game and a memory test and some revealing chat.
There are also Secret Santa gifts and everything is topped off with paper hats, lots of wine and palpable tension.
How much do you know about your favourite soap? How much do the stars know?
Guess who’s paying for dinner?