Next Episode of How to Spend It Well with Phillip Schofield is
Season 2 / Episode 3 and airs on 18 December 2018 20:00
This three-part factual consumer series features Phillip Schofield inviting celebrity guests, experts and members of the public to help him test the latest must-have festive buys. Each programme aims to give an insider's guide to what to buy for Christmas by testing, rating and reviewing the very latest products jostling for a place under the tree.
This time, Phillip is joined by his wife Stephanie as they investigate what partners should buy each other this Christmas.Lisa Smosarski, editor-in-chief of Stylist Magazine, is on hand to help Phillip and Stephanie navigate the minefield that is gift-giving, with suggestions for big ticket items as well as stocking fillers.Phillip teams up with fellow enthusiast Vernon Kay to try out some of the most popular drones on the market – although their flying skills are put to shame by Luke Bannister, the 17-year-old UK drone racing champion. And the big gadget for this Christmas, the voice activated speaker, is put under the microscope.Coleen Nolan heads to Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield to see which perfume the British public prefers in a blind test – an expensive designer brand or a cheap high street imitation. And the Real Housewives of Cheshire get their hands on the hottest handbags.Among the more unusual gifts which Phillip tests this time is a hydrophobic stain-free shirt, the Illumibowl – a motion activated light for your toilet, and the ‘Licki Brush', a giant tongue shaped brush you hold in your mouth then use to groom your cat.
This time, it's all about food, drink and decoration – preparing for the best Christmas day ever.Rosemary Shrager is on hand in the kitchen to offer advice on all matters food related. She and Phillip put a so-called convenient Christmas to the test by sampling ‘Christmas Dinner In A Box.'Joe Pasquale reveals all there is to know about crackers, while Jenny Agutter investigates the ultimate festive foodie gift - the hamper - showing how to put together a top notch version at the fraction of the price of the ones in posh department stores.Phillip heads to Glasgow, the Prosecco capital of the UK, to ask the public to rank their favourite festive fizz, and he tests the new puddings on the block – ‘reveal' desserts.Dancer Vincent Simone joins Phillip to test coffee pod machines to determine which is the best on the market, and it's man against machine as Phillip and his high tech blender go head to head with Michelin starred chef Matt Gillan in a Christmas veg chopping challenge.Interior designers Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe offer advice on Christmas trees, creating a table to blow guests away without blowing the budget, and reveal the latest trends in Christmas lights.Finally Phillip tests some of the more unusual gifts on offer this year to determine if they make truly fabulous presents or just faddy gifts that won't last beyond Boxing Day. Tonight it's the turn of the iRoomba labour-saving cleaner, and a bacon ‘toaster'.
As the nation gears up to for the Christmas shopping onslaught, Phillip Schofield is on hand to put the gifts vying for your festive funds to the test, aided by famous faces and members of the public. In the first episode Phillip rates some of the latest 'must have' toys. Will the most expensive prove to be the most popular with our six and seven year old testers?
Episode two investigates the best gifts and gadgets for your nearest and dearest - and to help Phillip through that minefield, he enlists the help of his wife Stephanie and the great British public. Ten couples, including presenter Ore Oduba and wife Portia, take part in a series of blind tests to see if brand or budget is better when all the labels are removed.
With just a week to go before Christmas, Phillip turns his attention to the food and drink you'll be buying for the big day.
He's joined by wife Steph along with a host of celebrities to test what's on offer for the last big shop, from turkeys to mince pies to edible wreaths. Members of the cast of Emmerdale blind taste luxury canapes from the big supermarkets to find out which one gets the thumbs up from the Woolpack.
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