Trashy reality TV at its most gripping  thats what the cast of The Only Way Is Essex deliver in the third instalment of the hit series.

• America’s Next Top Model, Vuzu, 20.30

Heather Bauer, Tyra’s nutritionist, tests the models’ knowledge of healthy food. Acting coach Eugene Buica helps Nigel to challenge the girls to perform in front of the camera by tapping into their “inner critic”. This results in one contestant making a big decision.

• The Only Way Is Essex, BBC Entertainment, 20.30

Follows the tears, tantrums and crazy antics of the cast of real-life characters. The überglam world of Essex acts as the backdrop to the series; nail bars, wine bars, spray tans, flash cars, big watches – these people live it large and just can’t get enough drama into their lives.

• To The Manor Bowen, The Home Channel, 21.00

Design guru Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and family have swopped their lavish London lifestyle for a countryside existence. This series follows the charismatic clan as they descend upon a quiet countryside village, ready to unleash their unique sense of style upon their unsuspecting neighbours.

• Britain’s Darkest Taboos, Crime & Investigation, 22.00

Exposes some of Britain’s most shocking family crimes using interviews, never-before-seen footage and reconstructions. This series reveals how families can be destroyed by horrific crimes committed by people close to them. It profiles victims such as Rebecca Aylward, 15, who was murdered by her teenage boyfriend to win a bet for a free breakfast, and Michael Tranter, whose four children were killed by their stepfather.