RDF, a Banijay Group Company, today announces ITV has commissioned a new prime-time series How to Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield, due to air next year. The show is an extension of the How To Spend It Well brand, with the successful factual consumer format How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield also being commissioned for a third 3×60’ series, airing in the run up to Christmas this year.
How To Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield will be aiming to help families make the most of their money on holiday next year, revealing the inside tips and secrets on how to get the best deals, avoid paying over the odds and getting the best holidays for your budget from staycations at home to family holidays in the Mediterranean, exotic long haul beach getaways and sunshine cruises.
How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield will return, aiming to be an indispensable guide to what is on offer in the shops and online, to help the nation save money and make savvy choices as it gears up for Christmas 2019. For the first time on How To Spend It, Phillip and the team investigate that big date in the calendar – Black Friday – to find out what the hype is all about, and where viewers might find the genuine deals on the day.
In each programme, Phillip enlists the help of some famous faces, his wife Steph, and members of the public to test and rate this year’s Christmas offerings, and advise consumers where they should spend their cash, at one of the most expensive times of the year. The series will cover the latest ‘must-have’ toys, to see if they are worth the sometimes-huge price tags? Food and drink will be taste-tested, and gifts and gadgets will be tried out to see if they are gifts for life, or a novelty just for Christmas. At the end of each episode, Phillip will reveal the top three picks he thinks should take pride of place under your Christmas tree.
Dan Barraclough, Executive Producer, RDF said: “We are really excited to be extending this successful and well-loved brand into holidays with the ever-talented Phillip Schofield. Our holidays are now more precious to us all than ever and we are faced with a myriad of choices and decisions when we book them, so who better to guide us through the maze and to help us have the best holidays we can afford than Phillip and the Spend It Well team?”
Priya Singh, Commissioning Editor, Factual for ITV said: “Holidays and Christmas are two of the nation’s favourite, yet most expensive times of the year and we’re pleased to be on hand to help empower viewers get the very best for their money on both thanks to Phillip Schofield and the team. “
How To Spend It Well At Christmas With Phillip Schofield and How To Spend It Well On Holiday With Phillip Schofield were commissioned by Priya Singh at ITV and are Executive Produced by Dan Barraclough at RDF and Mark Hill at RDF West. RDF is part of the Banijay Group and all worldwide rights to both series are owned by Banijay Rights.