Yes, that time is drawing near. The inimitable Alan Titchmarsh has decided to say good bye to his daytime TV show after 8 years and 15 series, but fear not – there’s still one final week with our favourite presenter on ITV weekdays from 3pm.
All next week we feature some real Icons of Entertainment specially invited into the studio to join Alan as he heads towards his grand finale. Alan also looks back at some of the most memorable moments in his eight years of presenting the show.
Monday 10th Nov: Donny Osmond is our special guest along with the actress and author Sheila Hancock while Alan’s old friend and chef the outrageous Rosemary Schrager joins to create the last recipe of the series. Naturally we’ll be getting Donny to sing for you!
Tuesday 11th Nov: Alan talks to the King of Comedy John Cleese about dead parrots, expensive wives and what makes people laugh. Singing star Lulu also joins and florist to the stars and the royals, Simon Lycett, creates a floral flourish for Autumn.
Wednesday 12th Nov: It’s a special “Terry & June” show with the legendary Sir Terry Wogan in the studio along with the Absolutely Fabulous actress June Whitfield. Dr Phil Hammond puts Alan to the test in his own unique and entertaining health examination.
Thursday 13th Nov: One of the nation’s favourite entertainers Michael Ball will be in the host seat and to deliver a song from his new album. Adventurer Ben Fogle gets more than he bargains for when he is put head to head in a series of domestic challenges with Alan.
Friday November 14th 2014 ***MARK THIS DATE IN YOUR DIARY*** It will be Alan’s very last episode of The Alan Titchmarsh Show and he’s got a very special surprise up his sleeve for his grand finale. Alan has promised to sing a song from a classic West End musical just for his fans and viewers – it will be a TV first!
Also joining him with more surprises are the legendary chat show host Des O Connor and the amazing voice of Katherine Jenkins.
ARE YOU A KEEN FLOWER ARRANGER OR AMATEUR FLORIST?
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.
WE WANT MEN!
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!
CAN YOU MAKE ART FROM RUBBISH?
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.
Which cake do you think is the best Animal Extravaganza? Place your vote in the poll below and check for the results in the Alan Titchmarsh Show ITV. Voting closes at 3.40pm today (Wednesday Oct 8th). If you’re watching the show on Plus One or Catch-up please don’t vote!
How often have you seen a really useful-looking gadget for the kitchen, purchased it, used it once and then put it away in the cupboard never to be seen again? Confess – we’ve all done it! Let us know which of the following you have bought but hardly ever used and let us know of any other gadgets you have hiding away…. We’ll be releasing the results on the show next week.
Gyles Brandreth is on the show today talking, amongst other things, about his novelty knits. So we thought why not challenge Titchmarsh viewers to create a special knit for Alan to celebrate his final series of The Alan Titchmarsh Show!
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
The Alan Titchmarsh Show, PO Box 64382, London, EC2P 2GJ.
Closing date is Monday 27th October at 4pm. Please don’t send items after this date.
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.