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What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

Image: RTE rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about today and talking about tomorrow.

The Circle (Channel 4, 10.00pm)

Eight individuals contest for the prize of £50,000. Using a bespoke voice-activated social media platform called ‘The Circle’, the contestants compete in a popularity contest. The series examines how people use social media to portray themselves and communicate.

Vogue: My Sponsored Life (RTE 2, 9.30pm)

Vogue Williams takes her look at her own life as a social influencer, and jets out to L.A to meets some of the biggest social media influencers in the world. 

Trust Me, I’m a Doctor (BBC Two, 8.00pm)

Michael Mosley set out to discover if a glass of wine can protect you from the effects of junk food, whilst Gabriel Weston examines what’s safe to eat and drink when you’re pregnant.


Everyone’s talking about: Are Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street gay or not?

The internet has been set alight by some comments made by a former writer on Sesame Street:

I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were [gay]. I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them.

Sesame Workshop, the educational organisation behind the kid’s TV show released a statement to say that ‘Bert and Ernie are the best of friends’.

seame Source: Twitter/SesameWorkshop

And just like that, an internet debate was sparked. 

Bily Source: Twitter/billyeichner

joye Source:

Even wannabe Irishman Piers Morgan weighed in:

piers Source: Twitter/piersmorgan


Or flick over for…

  • Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie (RTE One, 9.35pm) The larger-than-life Irish matriarch discovers that developers are planning on buying the famous street market where her family has sold fruit and veg for generations. Can she stop them?
  • Gogglebox Ireland (Virgin Media One, 9.00pm) Deirdre O’Kane is the voiceover as Gogglebox follows Irish television addicts.
  • Grand Designs (Channel 4, 9.00pm) New series following a Spanish architect and his wife as they embark on a mission to convert their Grade II listed folly into a family home before the birth of their second child.

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