DailyEdge.ie rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.
Dancing With The Stars (RTÉ One, 6.30pm)
New series of the show for fancy footwork. Amanda Byram and Nicky Byrne present a new series of the dance contest, with contestants Deirdre O’Kane, Marty Morrissey, Bernard O’Shea, Maia Dunphy, Norah Casey, Erin McGregor, Aoife Walsh, Jake Carter, Robert Heffernan, Tomas O’Leary and Anna Geary competing to impress judges Brian Redmond, Loraine Barry and Julian Benson.
Striking Out (RTÉ One, 9.30pm)
Amy Huberman’s legal drama returns for a second series (but if you’re in a desperate need of a catch-up, series one is on the player). Tara has to deal with a shed containing evidence going up in flames, Ray being arrested on trumped up charges, and Meg betraying her trust. It’s all go, isn’t it?
Dancing On Ice (TV3, 6.00pm)
Another new series. Celebrities and professional figure skaters pair up as Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield reunite as hosts of the popular dance contest after a four-year break. Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are also back, though as judges rather than mentors, alongside Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo. This year’s contestants are Donna Air, Cheryl Baker, Alex Beresford, Candice Brown, Kem Cetinay, Antony Cotton, Max Evans, Lemar, Jake Quickenden, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Brooke Vincent and Stephanie Waring.
Everyone's talking about: David Attenborough
In an interview with The Sun, the documentary-maker singled out none other than Bear Grylls over a scene from last season's Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island, which saw Coronation St. actor Ryan Thomas and Olympian Iwan Thomas attracted a number of complaints wrestle and later kill a crocodile with a knife.
We’ve never killed an animal. Bear Grylls will have to answer for himself. But I wouldn’t willingly kill an animal just to get a shot."
The scene in question received a number of complaints, as well as condemnation from PETA UK.
Or flick over for...
- My Astonishing Self: Gabriel Byrne on George Bernard Shaw (BBC Two, 10.00pm) The actor explores the life, works and passions of the playwright.
- Michael Palin: A Life on Screen (BBC Two, 9.00pm) The actor and writer looks back on his career in an in-depth interview recorded after he received a special award at the 2013 Baftas.
- Safe House (TV3, 9.00pm) Thriller, with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.
- Celebrity Big Brother (3e, 9.00pm) Another night of celebrity antics.
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