Love Island 2021: the series got off to a stumbling start with some less-than sparkling contestants and a dearth of any real romance. Photo: ITV

My last holiday abroad was in summer 2019. I went to Mallorca with two friends to have Cava with our breakfast and lie by the pool and read our books (...)

Love Island loves its surprises – and that has never been truer than in the latest series. The first elimination occurred a mere two days in, as Sha(...)

The Jeremy Kyle Show ran for 14 years. Photograph: ITV

In 2017, Kane Manning wasn’t in a good place. He was worried about his brother, Craig. Craig’s ex was claiming he was the father of her baby. Craig wa(...)

A file image of  Caroline Flack attending the ITV Gala at the London Palladium in 2015. Photograph: PA

Television presenter Caroline Flack died by suicide after discovering she was going to be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend and feared(...)

Watching Love Island  is now like sitting through a school play in a mausoleum. Photograph: Joel Anderson/ITV/PA Wire

It’s been a busy week on Love Island (Virgin Media One). Jamie and Natalia have been voted off in a tense elimination episode. Paige and Finn have had(...)

Peter Andre today. Photograph: David Levene/Guardian

In 1998 Peter Andre disappeared. This was at the peak of his early fame, when he couldn’t have appeared more confident in his own skin – a sun-kissed,(...)

Jeremy Kyle: his show, launched in 2005, was one of the early TV formats to capitalise on our endless appetite for human suffering. Photograph: ITV

We’re living in an age, so we’re always being told, when feelings preside over facts. On social media, lies travel faster and go further than the trut(...)

Participants of the sixth season of ‘Celebs Go Dating’  

There are three types of behaviour necessary to survive Celebs Go Dating. Those that ensure maximum Twitter commentary and a permanent place on the Si(...)

‘Muggy’ Mike Thalassitis: Lacks any kind of charisma or even a vague personality beneath his shark-like veneers and Ken doll hair.  Photograph: Channel Four

Has there ever been a reality star as objectionable as “Muggy” Mike Thalassitis? The snarling Love Island lothario has sleazed back on to our screens (...)