Reality TV

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: week four – the results
Robert Webb has left the contest, but who else danced their last dance on Strictly?

Heidi Stephens

17, Oct, 2021 @6:59 PM

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Squid Game feeds our hunger for the hurts and humiliations of reality TV
It’s taken the world by storm with its tale of bloody deaths used as entertainment. But the Korean hit is just the latest thriller to take inspiration from the games we voluntarily play

Yomi Adegoke

12, Oct, 2021 @2:45 PM

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: week three results show – as it happened
James Bond! Bodyguard! Er, Shrek! It was Movie Week on the Strictly dancefloor, but which couple were gone when the credits rolled?

Heidi Stephens

10, Oct, 2021 @7:01 PM

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Murder Island review – a contest to solve the killing of a young woman? Bad timing
Teams of amateur detectives compete to crack a grisly case and win £50,000. So far, this new hybrid reality show seems half-baked and unpropitious

Lucy Mangan

05, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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‘They lean into the drama!’ How explosive Australian reality TV took over
From the pressure cooker that is Married at First Sight to mayhem on MasterChef, Britain has fallen in love with unscripted Aussie TV – controversial conflicts and all

Louis Staples

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: week two results – as it happened
Week two gave us a Robert Webb Tango and a Tilly Ramsay Charleston – but which couple was first to leave the Strictly dancefloor?

Heidi Stephens

03, Oct, 2021 @6:59 PM

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The week in TV: Hollington Drive; Strictly Come Dancing; RuPaul’s Drag Race UK; Don’t Exclude Me
Anna Maxwell Martin excels in ITV’s menacing new suburban thriller; Strictly and RuPaul try to keep things fresh; and an object lesson in how to work with troubled schoolchildren

Barbara Ellen

03, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Tom Fletcher and Strictly partner test positive for Covid
McFly singer and dancer Amy Dowden will miss next Saturday’s show while in separate isolation

Charlie Moloney

26, Sep, 2021 @6:06 PM

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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: week one – as it happened
From a cha cha with Robert Webb to a jive with AJ Odudu, the celebrities took to the floor and the competition kicked off in fine style

Heidi Stephens

25, Sep, 2021 @8:42 PM

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Fake princes and double-crossing daters: how liars took over reality TV
From I Wanna Marry “Harry” to Playing It Straight, we’ve long been drawn to deception on reality shows. However, there’s a new breed taking a kinder, gentler approach

Yomi Adegoke

24, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘Someone could weld an eyeball out!’ Why Metal Shop Masters is the anti Bake Off
It was inevitable that welders would be next to get their own Bake Off-style reality TV contest. But thank god none of them are amateurs – or there would be gore all over the floor

Stuart Heritage

23, Sep, 2021 @11:34 AM

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Reality TV production in Byron Bay under pressure to shut down as woman charged with Covid breach
Police allege the woman broke the rules of her travel exemption when she visited shops and venues, triggering a lockdown

Ben Smee

22, Sep, 2021 @8:18 AM

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