Cherry Healey’s TV choices

Following the success of her BBC Three series last September, Cherry Healey returns to the channel at 9pm on Monday 8th August with a new three-part series – Cherry’s Parenting Dilemmas, Cherry’s Cash Dilemmas and Cherry’s Body Dilemmas.

The three intimate films will see proud new mum Cherry facing a battle of wills with her daughter Coco, getting a complete WAG makeover from a girl on a mission to bag a rich husband and tackling her body neurosis to find out what makes a body beautiful.

> Find out more on the BBC Three website.

We caught up with Cherry to find out what she likes to watch to relax between filming…

Favourite TV show to cheer you up:

Russell Howard’s Good News – it never, ever fails to make me feel optimistic about life and sometimes it even makes me snort with laughter.”

Favourite TV show to watch before going to sleep:

Newsnight – in the hope that I will become clever by osmosis.”

TV show that reminds you of your childhood:

Sesame Street – I have indoctrinated my daughter already. It brings me great joy to hear her request ‘Kermit!’ rather than ‘Iggle!’ (no offence Iggle, but you had a good run).”

TV show that reminds you of being a teenager:

Top of the Pops – I watched every episode I could get my grubby, Mars Bar smeared little paws on. I used to dance in front of the telly from the opening titles to the closing credits. And it’s where I first fell in love – with Rick Astley. And Mark Owen. And 3T. And Craig David.”

Favourite “guilty pleasure” TV show:

“I loved The Agency – it was both utterly tedious and completely fascinating. My favourite past-time is to people watch so it really tickled my fancy – it was a heady mix of fashion and voyeurism.”

TV show that you find most addictive:

The Apprentice – it’s the programme I will watch or iPlayer no matter how busy things are. I think the format is just brilliant – the boardroom at the end makes me clammy with sweat, but I can just about bear it.”

Favourite TV show to watch hungover:

“When I’m hungover I flick between channels like a crazed animal. I usually dart from ANTM (until I can’t stand any more 6ft leggyness) to Friends (until I realise I am mouthing the words) to Him & Her, which I normally settle on. It is delightfully funny, relaxed and the acting is fab.”

Axed TV show that you most wish would return:

Greg The Bunny – because it was cancelled before I even had a chance to properly watch it. It was an American show with Eugene Levy, Seth Green and Sarah Silverman. And puppets. She is my absolute favourite comedian and I’m a big fan of puppets (Sesame Street hangover). Nuff said.”