The sight of Phillip Schofield stumbling around his kitchen attempting to test-run a pair of ‘hoverboard shoes’ should be enough to entice you into watching How to Spend It Well at Christmas.
ITV’s legendary presenter is the face, feet and thumbs of their premiere Christmas gift show, where Phillip gets his hands on all of the latest Xmas goodies to determine the ultimate list of toys, gadgets and gifts.
Watching Phillip giggle his way through games such as ‘Don’t Step in It’ (a plastic poo) offers hilariously light-hearted entertainment. But, the content on the show is also grade A.
Phillip enlists the help of friends, families and kids as they put together a comprehensive rating and review system for everything Christmas related.
It’d be a good idea to hold off on all of your Christmas shopping into How to Spend It Well at Christmas 2019 airs…
How to Spend It Well at Christmas 2019: Start date
The three-part series launches on Sunday, November 24th. Episode 1 airs on ITV at 7 pm where Phillip and wife Steph will cover the latest gifts and gadgets.
Then there is a change in the show’s broadcast schedule. Episode 2 airs on Tuesday, December 3rd at 8 pm. The focus of that episode will be toys.
Episode 3 will not air the following week on Tuesday, December 10th but has been confirmed to air on Tuesday, December 17th at 8 pm.
What to expect in episode 1…
Episode 1 focuses on the latest tech and gizmos, with the 2018 episode highlighting a lot of drone-related products.
Phillip will get his hands on all of the latest technology, which may mean some expensive virtual reality presents given what is trending in the toy and tech world right now.
From finding out if a twerking llama is really the top toy to get for Christmas to tasting the top festive fizz and trialling the latest meditative mask, Phillip sets out to bring you the ultimate inside track on to what to buy in time for the festive season.
As always, Phillip will give each gift a score based on its price, how he found the gift and how it faired with his team of ‘toy testers’.
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How to Spend It Well at Christmas 2019: Episode 2
The second episode is the most hotly anticipated episode of the series as Phillip explores the latest must-have toys for Christmas.
This year, it’s all about Llamas as Phillip puts the latest twerking and hatching lllama’s to the test.
The ITV presenter is also joined by Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy and wife Rebekah for episode 2 as the gang explore the world of Interactive Christmas Jumpers, remote-controlled cars and more.
Roll on the celebrity guests
Phillip won’t be alone when it comes to playing with his toys, with a selection of celebrity families joining the action.
The 2019 series of How to Spend It Well at Christmas includes Coronation Street stars Jack Shepherd, Alan Halsall and Colson Smith.
There’s also musician Sophie Ellis Bextor swinging by with mum Janet, as well as Clare Balding, Stacey Soloman, racing driver Billy Monger, Ex Olympian skier Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards and chef Matt Tebbutt.
Last, but certainly not least, Premier League striker Jamie Vardy will be testing out board games with wife Rebecca.