With just under two weeks left till the 2012 London Olympics, many of us are looking for things to watch on TV until our channels are dominated with sports and the upcoming celebrations of the Olympics. Here we have a sneak preview of what is to come over the next weeks to our channels before the world turns their attention to the 2012 Olympics.
Entering its 10th season, we see the return of The Million Pound Drop on Friday 20th July. The new eight part series will air over on Channel 4 at 9pm, and to kick things off we will be seeing an array of celebrities play the nerve wracking game show.
Getting into true Olympic spirits, we will see several athletes try their hand at the Million Pound Drop, with any winnings kindly being donated to a charity of their choice, such as disability and Olympic related causes. In addition to several athletes taking part, you will also see a range of other familiar faces taking part, such as Joey Essex and girlfriend Sam from the hit TV show The Only Way is Essex.
Those of you who have not yet seen this show, are in for a treat – especially if you like game shows. The show is hosted by the nation’s favourite bubbly presenter Davina Mcall, who adds an element of fun to the hit series. Each pair who tries their hand at the Million Pound Drop, will be given a large sum of money at the start of the game. They are then asked several questions during each round, to which they place bets on which answer is right or wrong. The amount of money that they have left at the end of all the tough rounds is the amount of money they will win. The winnings that each celebrity pair are then donate to their chosen charity.
If you love fly-on-the-wall like shows, with an underlying serious message, then make sure you tune into Channel 4, on Wednesday 25th July. It is on this evening at 8pm where you can catch a new series of Super Scrimpers. The new series will be entering its third season, and will comprise of six gripping episodes.
During this informative series you will be able to grab a great deal of money saving tips from the show’s host Mrs Moneypenny, who is a famed columnist for the Financial Times. During the series you will see a host of brave members of the public reveal to Mrs Moneypenny just how they make cut backs day to day to save their money. You will also see the financial guru meets with different guests each week. The first episode for instance, will see the Harry Wallop, which is a retail editor for the notorious Daily Telegraph, proceed with investigations surrounding energy tariffs in the UK, which many have found to be extremely confusing.
Wallop will also meet with one family in who have been after spending a substantial £7,000 each year on treating their children. To save money, the family will later be challenged to treat their children on only £50 even though it happens to also be their daughter’s 5th birthday – will they find the task is worthwhile and put this practice into their future or will they revert back to their old ways?