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The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Wednesday 24 March

Amy Johnson
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The Top TV picks for Wednesday 24 March.
The Top TV picks for Wednesday 24 March.

Tonight's TV sees Stacey Dooley taken round a house four people claim is theirs - but only one of them is telling the truth. 

It's not up to the Strictly winner to discover who's telling the truth though as there's a celeb panel on hand. 

Fred Sirieix and team open up the First Dates Hotel as more hopeful singletons try to find love, while Great British Menu is back.

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Meanwhile, Roman and Martin Kemp are learning about where they came from. 

Great British Menu - 8pm - BBC Two

Great British Menu starts up again. (BBC/Optomen Television Limited/Ashleigh Brown)
Great British Menu starts up again. (BBC/Optomen Television Limited/Ashleigh Brown)

The cooking competition gets into a new series as the show starts with the central region heats.

Four chefs are welcomed into the kitchen to prepare canapés, starters and fish courses with this year's these celebrates British invention and innovation. 

The pressure is on, as one of them will be sent home.

Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport - 8pm - ITV

Travel is disrupted at Heathrow because of a new COVID-19 variant. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP via Getty Images)
Travel is disrupted at Heathrow because of a new COVID-19 variant. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP via Getty Images)

There's chaos at Heathrow in the latest episode of the series, which was filmed a few months ago, as the new variant of COVID-19 is discovered and countries begin to close their borders to the UK. 

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Flights must be cancelled, leaving passengers in a desperate struggle to make it to their destinations. 

This Is My House - 9pm - BBC One

Four contestants try to prove they are the real Fern in This Is My House. (BBC/Expectation Entertainment)
Four contestants try to prove they are the real Fern in This Is My House. (BBC/Expectation Entertainment)

Stacey Dooley fronts a new show - from the mind of Richard Bacon no less - that sees four people claim they own the same house while a panel of celebrity judges try and sort faction from fiction.

One of them is telling the truth, but the other three are actors. If the homeowner is picked, they win a cash prize but if the panel get it wrong, the homeowner walks away with nothing. 

The first episode sees the first four participants all claim they are 'Fern Maxted' while Bill Bailey, Emily Atack, Judi Love, Jamali Maddix and guest panelist Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen get to the bottom of it. 

First Dates Hotel - 9pm - Channel 4

The First Dates team outside of the hotel (C4)
The First Dates team outside of the hotel (C4)

The First Dates Hotel opens its doors once again to new Brits on the lookout for love in warmer climes. 

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Fred Sirieix welcomes 24-year-old Thalia who wants to get over her phobia of kissing, while widower Tony is looking for someone to share his twilight years with. He's paired with fellow East Ender Lesley, but differing politics threatens to get in their way.

DNA Journey - 9pm - ITV

Roman Kemp and Martin Kemp attend the Sony BRITs after-party at The Standard on February 18, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for Sony)
Roman Kemp and Martin Kemp attend the Sony BRITs after-party at The Standard on February 18, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for Sony)

Father and son Martin and Roman Kemp chase down their ancestry which spans North London and the North East on the latest DNA Journey.

Martin heads to Islington where he experienced a very different environment to the comfortable one his son grew up in, while Roman's journey takes him to the British Museum. 

Watch: Martin Kemp compares Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran to Blur and Oasis