WHICH CAKE DO YOU VOTE A WINNER IN OUR CIRCUS THEMED CAKE CONTEST? CAKE A OR CAKE B?
Voting closes at 3.40pm. Please do not vote after that time or if you are watching on catch-up.
Thank you for voting!
We are looking for people who have real flower power to join our fun feature on competitive floristry. You’ll be given the challenge of making a flower arrangement to a theme within a time limit. Our florist to the stars Simon Lycett will be the judge. If you are interested please drop us an email with your details and a photo of one of your flowery creations. If you are chosen to be on the show we will arrange your travel for you.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and please put FLOWER POWER as the subject headline.
Calling all men! Are you a plucking metrosexual? Or do you just shower, shave and go? It was recently reported that 6 out of 10 young men feel pressured to remove or groom body hair – and a surprising fifth of all over-65s too. We are looking for men of all ages who are up for coming on the show next Tuesday to take part in our ‘Male Grooming Clinic’. You’ll be road testing the latest waxing, plucking and threading techniques live on the show!
Please email us at email@example.com ASAP with a contact number and you could be with us in the studio this Tuesday!
We looking for crafty types who can take recycling rubbish and turn it into useful objects or works of art. Does this sound like you? If so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo of your work and put RECYCLING ART in the subject headline.
Are you up for it?
We want to find the UK’s most inventive knitter so why not hand or machine knit us a knockout scarf, a woolly jumper, a bobble hat or maybe just some super socks and send them to us at
Any items arriving after that date will not be eligible. We are sorry that we won’t be able to refund the cost of postage and we can’t return any of your items. If you’d like to have a go there are no age restrictions.
Alan will choose his favourite item on the show that airs on Wednesday 29th October 2014.
Do you have any wildlife questions for our expert? Do you need help identifying a bird or wildlife sound? Is your garden overrun with slugs? Email your photos and questions to Hayley.Morrey@spungoldtv.com and we’ll be answering as many as we can on Monday’s show.
Have you got crow’s feet? Or lip lines? Or is your skin constantly dehydrated? We are looking for viewers who are available this Monday to come to the Titchmarsh studios in London for our “Aging Skin Clinic”. You should be up for having your face scanned/discussed during the show and to have a treatment!
Please e-mail your name, telephone number, where you live and a close up photo of your face to Helen.Carr@spungoldtv.com
Have you been wondering what the best camera is that you could buy within a budget? Confused by the myriad choices in new technology? Please send in any technology questions for our resident gadget expert, Olly Mann at @TitchmarshShow and email@example.com
Does your man need help in the underwear department? We’re studying male underpants this week with a review of the best and the worst. Got any photos of dodgy y-fronts or got a question for our stylist? Let us know firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alan will be appearing at a book signing at Portsmouth Cathedral October 10th with his latest publication Elizabeth: Her Life Our Times A Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
We’ve been beavering away to develop some new features for you and ringing up all your favourite celebrities to invite them on the couch for a chat. We have a luscious line-up of entertainment, debate and fascinating facts about life. Our regulars include:
Never “The Diet Starts on Monday” – we’re going all out to tempt the sweet tooth! We’ll cover everything from sugar sculpture to intricate cake decorations.
Our well-informed, eagle-eyed panelists proffer the stories that caught their eye recently. They trawl the very depths of the infernal internet, the murky corners of the popular press and the oddities in obscure publications to bring us a unique round-up of new stories
Pets & Wildlife.
From domestic pets to British and more exotic wildlife we bring the latest animal news, advice and information, whether it’s bird-watching or fox hunting, pooch pampering or the secrets of your cat’s night life.
Science & Technology:
Our very clever scientist explains the stories behind the science headlines with potentially explosive demonstrations in studio. And we investigate the science behind everyday objects we take for granted – from the light bulb to the humble toaster.
We also want YOUR questions for our science & technology team – however challenging. (Do you really get cold feet when you are anxious?) . Send them to email@example.com.
Battle of Sexes:
Are women better at observation and empathy than men? Are men really superior at map reading? We set out to resolve the ultimate battle through a variety of entreating challenges with our celebrity guests. Want to tell us what you think? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health & How to Live Longer:
What does it take to live longer (and healthier). Over the series we present the ultimate Top Ten Tips for Longevity and explore the truth behind the contradictory advice so often pedalled in the press.
Alan’s Problem-Solving Panel. No dilemma is too daunting for our panel of experts in Life. What is the meaning of life? What is the secret of Happiness?
Fascinating real life stories from the past from rebellious young royals of old to the real history of the Downton era and WW1.
Style File. A weekly roundup of news, views and research in the world of fashion, beauty and hair, from the latest techniques for thinning hair to the art of good grooming.
We’re digging out seasonal produce from the garden allotment or farmers’ market, and handing them over to our chefs to create tasty, nutritious recipes.
Wine expert Helen McGinn adds the drink to the feast, at the same time giving a rundown of that week’s best buys.
Game Show Tribute:
Remember The Golden Shot and Give Us a Clue? With ITV’s 60th anniversary coming up we take the opportunity to look back at some of the most popular quiz and game shows of old..
Myleene’s much loved dress..
We had so many enquiries about where this dress came from that we decided to give it it’s own post.
Here is Myleene wearing Aqua. For more information visit www.aqaq.com
Hello everyone – it’s great to be back in the studio again – the roar of the greasepaint and the smell of the crowd etc. Our teams have been working hard to bring you a fabulous mix of interesting items, regular features and top celebrity chat.
In our first week, we’ll be meeting Mark Benton, fresh from rehearsals on the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour. Eagle eyed viewers may actually spot that Mark will be missing from the final part of the show as he has to hot- foot it back to Wembley for a performance this evening. Also joining us today will be Paul Hollywood, kneading us into shape and letting us prove under a damp teatowel while he makes a tasty sausage plait.
Tuesday brings our regular pet feature with the Barking Blondes Jo and Anna and some more weird and wonderful animal antics. Guests include Stephen Tompkinson and Olympic gold medal winner Victoria Pendleton, whilst on Wednesday we’ve got Meera Syal (The Kumars) and ex-Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford.
On Thursday actress Pauline McLynn – you may know her as Mrs. Doyle from Father Ted, Joe Pasquale (no introduction necessary!) and Tim Healy (the cross-dressing Les/Lesley from Benidorm) are sure to cause a stir in the studio and rounding off the week on Friday we have Pam Ferris (Call The Midwife), food writer and cook Lorraine Pascale.
Add to this a host of entertaining and informative features and top it off with a live performance of Seasons of Love by Kerry Ellis and the cast of Rent and that, ladies and gentlemen, is week 1 in a nutshell.
I hope you can join us for some, if not all of it!
I hope the festive season brought all that you wished for – bulging stockings, a plump juicy turkey and plenty of joy and goodwill to go round (you know, the kind that comes in handy when playing charades for the 12th time).
It’s back in the studio for the teams next week at Titchmarsh HQ, and it’s all systems go. We have three teams who cover the week, all doing two shows a week (we pre-record some shows as some of you regulars will know by now). So working on the show means you’ve really got your work cut out for you – there’s no leaning on your spade here and having a chat over the allotment fence, it’s put-your-back- into- it and seek those stories out, get the features researched, guests booked, travel sorted, props sourced, and if you’re lucky you might be able to look up from your computer screen for long enough to peer at the clock and wonder how on earth it can be 9pm already.
We handpick our teams and they always do a fantastic job. There is usually a mix of some new faces, eager to jump on the treadmill of a daily live telly, and – even stranger – some faces who have worked on the series before and yet seem to want to come back for more. I guess it can’t be all that bad then, can it?
Our regular features are all back by popular demand, including Consumer, Health, Pets and our life-changing Makeover segment. If you’d like to contribute to any of these items, make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook as this is how we let you know what the teams are looking for in terms of guests/appearances etc.
You can join in the fun in person without being on the telly by being in our audience – contact www.sro.com for details of tickets. Shows are recorded at ITV Studios on the South Bank during the day. We film two shows a day and you even get a half time juice, courtesy of the lovely audience ushers.
And if you don’t wish to contribute or come along to the studios, you can simply snuggle up on the sofa and enjoy the show from the comfort of your own living room – now hopefully calm, peaceful and charade free!
Back on 20th January 2014 – 3pm, don’t miss it!
All the best,
We’re on the look out for some lovely Titchmarsh viewers to get involved with forthcoming features:
Are you someone with a fuller figure who struggles when it comes to fashion? Do you find your size isn’t catered for on the high street? If you’re a man or woman who would like a plus size style makeover next week then email email@example.com.
We particularly want a man with a fuller figure who would like a style makeover. Is your other half fed up of trying to find a look that suits his frame? Why not get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and we might be able to provide some style advice and a makeover when we record the show on Wednesday 24th September.
We’re looking a bugs in your home including the ever-present spider. Do you have unidentified bugs in your house you’d like our bug expert to identify? If so send in a photo to email@example.com
Or do you have questions about spiders, daddy longlegs and other wildlife living with you at home? Send the to the above email address.
Are you a creative cake baker who wants to share their designs with the nation? Are you forever coming up with weird and wonderful designs for cakes? Could you give a professional baker a run for their money? We’re looking for an amateur cake baker who’s prepared to go up against a professional in Alan’s Big Bake Showdown. If you or someone you know would like to rise to the occasion and appear on The Alan Titchmarsh Show, then get in touch and you could see your creations on screen. Contact Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.