TV Preview- No surprise as Holly hits new success

The Controllers of all the television channels are keen that the programmes that they show get as high an audience as possible.

While some programmes prove popular and are re-commissioned time and time again, others fail to find an audience and are quickly cancelled. After a number of years some popular programmes are rested for a time before they are brought back again. Some of these new versions prove to be popular - like All Star Family Fortunes, while others sadly are less successful, like Celebrity Squares.

The game show Catchphrase was recently revived under new host Stephen Mulhern and proved to be so popular that he is now hosting his third series. It is screened on Sunday evenings at a quarter past seven.

Following it, from this Sunday at 8pm, is the fourth series of the revived version of Surprise, Surprise. Surprise, Surprise was originally presented by Cilla Black in 1984 and lasted for 14 series and some special editions until the format was formally rested in 2001. In 2012 it was revived with Holly Willoughby as the presenter.

Holly – famous for presenting Dancing on Ice and This Morning is a worthy successor. The new series of six programmes will again feature members of the public, who have made a very important contribution to their communities, receiving a nice surprise. The first edition will include a Lionel Ritchie fan getting to meet her hero. In addition two rugby fans will get an opportunity of meeting the England rugby team.

There will also be another happy family reunion. This is very much a feel good programme and it is not surprising that it continues to be popular with the viewing public. It is likely that it will continue for many more years to come.