The BritBox hot list: From Love Island to The Masked Singer - the best entertainment and reality shows to binge-watch now

It might be the home of classic British dramas and comedy box sets, but if you’re looking for something light-hearted there are plenty of entertainment and reality shows on BritBox too.

By Sophia Moir Published: 22 September 2020 - 4.29pm
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BritBox is full of classic British dramas like Downton Abbey and Broadchurch, as well as comedy box sets like Gavin & Stacey - but there's plenty more than that on the service.

If you're looking for something light-hearted, it's home to top British entertainment and reality TV shows, too.

From Love Island and Made in Chelsea to The Trip and The Masked Singer, we've rounded up the top entertainment and reality TV programmes for you to binge-watch now.

Love Island

Love Island is the ultimate reality dating show. Watch stunning singles jet off to the sun where they must couple up to convince the audience at home that they should remain in the villa and scoop the prize money. And maybe, just maybe, they’ll also find lasting love.

Fans of the show can rejoice as spin-offs You vs Chris and Kem, Chris and Olivia: Crackin’ On, The Boxer & The Ballroom Dancer, and Jack and Dani: Life After Love Island have all been added to BritBox too.

Love Island seasons 1-6 are available to watch on BritBox now.

The Only Way is Essex

It's soap opera meets structured reality in The Only Way Is Essex, aka Towie, as Brentwood's finest work, date and fight under the glare of the camera lens. 

Plus, once you’ve binge-watched the Towie box set, don’t miss the spin-offs as Sam Faiers: The Mummy Diaries, Ferne McCann: First Time Mum, Gemma Collins: Diva Espana and Diva Forever have all been added to BritBox.

The Only Way is Essex seasons 1-23 are available to watch on BritBox now.

Made in Chelsea

The Bafta-winning structured reality series follows the trials and tribulations of glamorous young things living in London's most expensive postcode.

Regarded as Towie's posh cousin, Made in Chelsea sees the love lives of Millie Mackintosh, Jamie Laing, Binky Felstead, Spencer Matthews and more of their posh mates played out on camera. 

Made in Chelsea seasons 1-16 are available to watch on BritBox now.

The Masked Singer

Part guessing game and part singing contest, this spectacular series sees 12 famous faces compete to pull off the best performance, with their identity imaginatively concealed behind elaborate costumes.

From their choice of songs and cryptic clues scattered throughout the series, can the celebrity judges - that's Rita Ora, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Ken Jeong - guess who's behind the mask?

The Masked Singer is available to watch on BritBox now.

Magaluf / Ibiza Weekender

It's classic Brits abroad in this sun-soaked reality show that follows real-life holiday reps in the party resorts of Magaluf and Ibiza.

Expect to see the crazy antics of young holidaymakers too as they indulge in wild partying with the reps in this no-holds-barred series.

All seasons of Magaluf and Ibiza Weekender are available to watch on BritBox now.

Top Gear

Catch up on the petrolhead’s ultimate car extravaganza with six seasons of Top Gear, plus three specials from Patagonia, Africa and India, on BritBox.

Whether the hosts are test-driving a gleaming array of wheels in countries across the globe or goading celebs around a race track, it’s a must-watch for motor fans.

Top Gear seasons 21-26 and the Patagonia, Africa and India specials are available to watch on BritBox.

Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip

Follow fiery chef Gordon Ramsey, passionate Italian foodie Gino D'Acampo and First Dates’ maitre d' Fred Sirieix as they hit the road together for a rip-roaring culinary adventure.

Season 1 sees the lads go on a quick-stop gastronomic tour of Europe, before they fly to America for the hilarious second series. 

Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip seasons 1 and 2 are available to watch on BritBox.

The Trip

Watch comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play fictionalised versions of themselves as they eat their way across northern England and Italy's best restaurants in The Trip.

It's a battle of one-upmanship and great impressions as each comic tries to fend off a mid-life crisis across the series, which were also made into feature films.

The Trip seasons 1 and 2 are available to watch on BritBox.