ITV announces new weekend shows with Ainsley Harriott and Alan Titchmarsh

The three new shows will arrive in the autumn, and range from a new Ainsley Harriott cooking show, to a lifestyle and gardening programme with Alan Titchmarsh.

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GROW YOUR OWN AT HOME WITH ALAN TITCHMARSH
Monday 25th May 2020 on ITV 

Pictured: Alan Titchmarsh in his garden ..picture taken by his wife Alison 

In a brand new series for ITV Grow Your Own at Home with Alan Titchmarsh sees the much-loved gardener share insider tips and tricks on growing your own fruit and vegetables at home. 

Filmed by his wife Alison while in lockdown, this series sees Alan show viewers how to enjoy the benefits of producing their own food no matter what size garden they have; be it outside space, a balcony or room for a single pot. 

Plus, holed up in their own very different gardens, the Love Your Garden team - David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill - are also working on their own plots to turn them into productive gardens. Whether that’s creating a veg patch from scratch, a tiny edible terraced garden or making an indoor pizza-themed herb garden for the kitchen. 

These sequences will be interspersed with archive footage revealing Alan’s experiences of veg gardens, including inspirational growers and stunning gardens from across the country over the past ten years. 

Where possible the team will be working in real time so the audience can start working on their new gardens at the same time. 

With health and food supply high on the agenda it’s the perfect time to grow your own. 

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ITV has announced a package of three new autumn commissions for weekend broadcast, including a Sunday morning lifestyle series starring Alan Titchmarsh.

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The other shows announced today include a Sunday morning topical magazine show, presented by Good Morning Britain favourites Ranvir Singh and Alex Beresford; and a new cooking series with Ainsley Harriott, celebrating the nation getting back into food during lockdown and featuring celebrity guest chefs.

Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh will also air on Sunday mornings, with tips on how to make the most of your garden space, however small – an issue that many have faced during lockdown – and chatting to people who look after the British countryside.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the British countryside and the people who look after it,” he said in a statement.  “Love Your Weekend is an entertaining celebration of rural life and country matters and I’m chuffed to bits to be presenting it.”

Former Ready Steady Cook host Harriott, who was made MBE is March earlier this year, will share old and new favourite recipes on his new ITV show.

Harriott said, “I’m so happy to be back on ITV with a new series. The Food We Love is a real treat, a chance to share some of my absolute favourite dishes…how could I resist?  I’ll also be finding out what recipes some of my fellow chefs treasure above all others, and there’ll be a host of famous faces popping in to share the meals that matter most to them. It really will be a fabulous foodie feelgood show!”

Katie Rawcliffe, ITV Head of Entertainment said in a statement: “I’m delighted to announce these new commissions for weekends this autumn. There is hopefully something for everyone with great presenters and strong content and the new shows will reflect the modern times we are living in with warmth and a weekend feel.”

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