TV tonight: Jenni Murray, Linda Lusardi and others bare all on ice

Jenni Murray in ITV’s two-parter The Real Full Monty: On Ice.
Jenni Murray in ITV’s two-parter The Real Full Monty: On Ice. Photograph: ITV
Jenni Murray in ITV’s two-parter The Real Full Monty: On Ice. Photograph: ITV

Eleven celebs take part in a bizarre reality series in aid of cancer awareness. Plus: a reminder of the hospital staff struggling to deal with Covid. Here’s what to watch this evening

The Real Full Monty: On Ice

9pm, ITV

Nothing says “it’s Christmas” quite like the haunting spectacle of 11 celebrities stripping off – on ice – in a last-ditch attempt to secure a place on the This Morning sofa before the end of the year (and to raise awareness about cancer). Ashley Banjo and Coleen Nolan host this bizarre two-part reality series, seeing 11 hopefuls, including former Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray, actors Linda Lusardi and Jamie Lomas, and former rugby player Gareth Thomas, preparing to bare it all in the service of public health awareness. Ammar Kalia

Chef vs Corner Shop

5.30pm, Channel 4

Actor Chizzy Akudolu hosts this culinary reality series pitting a chef against a local challenger to see who can come up with the best meal from only £10 of ingredients sourced from a corner shop. The winner is decided by the shopkeepers themselves. Up first is Somerset chef Dean Edwards. AK

Inside Art

7.30pm, Sky Arts

Kate Bryan takes a look at the art collection of Ruth Borchard.
Kate Bryan takes a look at the art collection of Ruth Borchard. Photograph: Unity House Productions Ltd

Ruth Borchard was the German author and art lover who had a great gimmick: she would invite artists to paint her a self-portrait for a thrifty fee. As a new exhibition of her striking collection is staged on the Isle of Man – where Borchard was interned 80 years ago – Kate Bryan takes a remote look. Graeme Virtue

Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat

8pm, BBC Two

Nigella’s delicious series has been as comforting as her crab mac and cheese, which is the first thing on the menu tonight. She also makes a chocolate cookie that satisfies all her “deepest needs” and a squelchy rice pudding cake. Her midnight feast is her crab sauce poured over nachos, which looks irresistible. Hannah Verdier

The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown

8.55pm, BBC One

It is August and that means Geraldine (Dawn French) is finally allowed out of the house, prompting a Sound of Music rendition in the hills and a reflection on what a momentous few months of lockdown it has been for the villagers, including a reflection on Black Lives Matter. AK

Hospital

9pm, BBC Two

Since we no longer applaud them on our doorsteps, this documentary series offers a timely reminder of the brutal load borne by medical professionals this year. Made in up-to-the-minute, topical haste, this final part deals with the existential relief of the forthcoming Covid-19 vaccine. Phil Harrison

Film choice

Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville in Viceroy’s House.
Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville in Viceroy’s House. Photograph: Allstar/BBC Films

Viceroy’s House (Gurinder Chadha, 2017), 12.30am, BBC Two

Hugh Bonneville is in full Downton Abbey mode as Lord Mountbatten, the viceroy tasked with overseeing Britain’s removal from India in 1947, with an imperious Gillian Anderson as his wife Edwina. They are a couple increasingly out of their depth in Gurinder Chadha’s historical drama. Paul Howlett

Live sport

Cricket: Lanka Premier League 2.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Yet to be announced second semi-final match.

Snooker: World Grand Prix 6.45pm, ITV4. Opening day coverage from the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

Irish football: Glenavon v Cliftonville 7.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event. NIFL Premiership match from Mourneview Park.