What's on TV this week: The best shows including 'Love Island', 'Soccer Aid' and 'Ms. Marvel'

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This week's TV highlights. (ITV/Disney)
This week's TV highlights. (ITV/Disney)

Top of the TV highlights this week is the return of Love Island to ITV2, airing nightly over the summer as a new group of swimwear-clad singles search for romance.

If reality TV isn't your thing, look out for drama with BBC Two's My Name Is Leon and Ms. Marvel at Disney+.

Read more: Everything new streaming on Netflix this June

Weekend viewing features the return of The British Soap Awards, as well as Soccer Aid with a new starry line-up on Sunday.

The best things to watch on TV this week, 6 - 12 June, 2022

Love Island - ITV2 - Starts Monday

Love island 2022 cast
The Love Island 2022 cast. (ITV)

The dating show giant is back for another summer of love, as contestants battle to find their perfect match, keep rivals at bay and bag the hefty cash prize.

This year's line-up features Michael Owen's daughter Gemma, as well as the first deaf contestant, Tasha Ghouri.

Read more: Love Island fans think Michael Owen's daughter Gemma is rude

In a twist to the usual format, couples have been matched in advance by fans of the show rather than picking each other - but will the pairings last?

Everything I Know About Love - BBC One - Tuesday, 10.40pm

Dolly Alderton's novel is adapted for TV. (BBC)
Dolly Alderton's novel is adapted for TV. (BBC)

Adaptation of Dolly Alderton's part-memoir, part-novel about her own early 20s in a London houseshare.

Childhood best friends Maggie and Birdy have moved to the Big Smoke with their uni friends and are looking for love, as well as carving out careers and trying to keep their greatest love story, their friendship, alive.

Ms. Marvel - Disney+ - Wednesday

(L-R): Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan and Matt Lintz as Bruno in Marvel Studios' MS. MARVEL. Photo by Daniel McFadden. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.
Ms. Marvel debuts this week. (Disney/Marvel)

Disney+ debuts the latest show in the Marvel universe - Kamala Khan is a teenage superhero fan with a huge affection for Captain Marvel.

This series follows her as she manages to obtain powers of her own, just like her idol.

My Name Is Leon - BBC Two - Friday, 9pm

The harrowing story of a family torn apart. (BBC)
The harrowing story of a family torn apart. (BBC)

A one-off drama based on the novel by Kit de Waal, it follows a nine-year-old mixed race boy taken into care in 1980s Birmingham and separated from his blond, blue-eyed brother.

Expect harrowing scenes as he tries to reunite his lost family, starring Olivia Williams, Christopher Eccleston and Cole Martin.

Read more: EastEnders expands Baker family with three new characters

The British Soap Awards - ITV - Saturday, 8pm

Phillip Schofield hosts the awards. (ITV)
Phillip Schofield hosts the awards. (ITV)

The annual glitzy night in soapland has been off our screens for two years, but this weekend makes its post-COVID return.

With categories including best soap, best storyline, best villain and best family, it's a chance to look back at some of the best moments from the last year in your favourite shows and see the stars looking much more glamorous than usual.

Soccer Aid - ITV - Sunday, 6.30pm

Dermot O'Leary and Alex Scott present. (Soccer Aid)
Dermot O'Leary and Alex Scott present. (Soccer Aid)

Celebrities and sports stars unite for this regular Unicef fundraiser co-founded by Robbie Williams.

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England take on a team made up of the rest of the world, with stars including Usain Bolt, Liam Payne, Damian Lewis, Martin Compston, Mo Gilligan and Patrice Evra playing, Harry Redknapp managing the England side, and Arsene Wenger hoping to lead the opposition to glory.

Hosted by Dermot O'Leary and Alex Scott.

Becoming Elizabeth - Prime Video - Sunday

Alicia von Rittberg plays the young woman who would become Queen Elizabeth I in this drama series following the princess as she deals with the politics and power struggles of the Tudor court.

There are a number of interesting names in the cast, including Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey and British comedy stalwart Alex Macqueen.

Watch: Love Island's Tasha Ghouri shares that she was born completely deaf

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