Telly Today: Back after our summer break with a look at your TV highlights for Monday September 2nd 2019.

One to Watch: Celebrity Masterchef, BBC One at 8pm

Celebrity MasterChef returns with 20 familiar faces from the world of show business, music and sport, all hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s champion, John Partridge, and take the 2019 title.

This week the first batch of five celebrities undertake three tough culinary challenges in a bid to prove their cookery talent to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Hoping to show they’ve got what it takes are iconic fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, former professional football player Neil Ruddock, TV personality Joey Essex, professional dancer Oti Mabuse and long-distance runner and former marine Andy Grant.

River City, BBC Scotland Channel at 10pm (Repeated on BBC One Scotland, Tuesday at 8pm)

At the hospital, Caitlin and Ellie anxiously wait for Maggie to regain consciousness following her fall. Meanwhile, Joe tells Ruby they need to leave Shieldinch quickly before the truth is exposed.

When Maggie awakes, Ruby pleads with her gran to keep quiet – the affair is over, there’s no need for Caitlin to ever know. However, suspecting she’s being duped and fearing her granddaughter is being manipulated by Joe, Maggie decides to reveal all to a shocked Caitlin. Crushed by the revelation and unsure what to do, Caitlin attempts to give Ruby the chance to confess, but stops short of asking her outright.

Instead, Caitlin turns her attentions to Joe, dishing out her own form of justice to make sure he never comes near her teenage daughter again. Elsewhere, Scarlett’s hen do turns into a disappointing flop, thanks to Poppy’s straight-laced celebrations. Bernie urges Scarlett to face up to the fact she’s mismatched to Dougie and their marriage is doomed. Her words strike a chord, making Scarlett question whether her groom to be really knows her – and she makes a bold decision.

It’s Gabriel’s birthday, but it goes largely unnoticed – apart from a surprise card from estranged partner Kelly-Marie. It gets Gabriel thinking about the state of his love life, and he turns to Stevie to help him reach out to Kelly-Marie.


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