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Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier and Phil Harrison

TV tonight: Joe Lycett, David Beckham and that World Cup money-shredding stunt

Joe Lycett in Joe Lycett vs David Beckham: A Got Your Back Christmas Special.
Kicking off … Joe Lycett in Joe Lycett vs David Beckham: A Got Your Back Christmas Special. Photograph: Channel 4

Joe Lycett v David Beckham: A Got Your Back Christmas Special

9pm, Channel 4

No stranger to watercooler-chat stunts, Joe Lycett recently went viral after giving David Beckham an ultimatum: back out of his deal with the Qatar World Cup or £10,000 of cash will be shredded. “Couldn’t that money go to charity?” people cried. Of course, the notes were fake – but the moral point was clear. This documentary follows the controversial comedian in the run-up to the big shredding. Hollie Richardson

Stacey Solomon’s Crafty Christmas

8pm, BBC One

Personalised Christmas crackers and marbleised baubles for the tree are on Stacey Solomon’s agenda for cheap-and-cheerful crafting with the kids in this one-off festive special. Her Sort Your Life Out co-host and professional organiser (whatever the hell that means) Dilly Carter also rolls up her sleeves and gets her hands dirty. HR

The English

9pm, BBC Two

Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer) - holding a gun - and Cornelia Locke (Emily Blunt) in The English.
‘Brutal finale’ … Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer) and Cornelia Locke (Emily Blunt) in The English. Photograph: Diego López Calvín/2022 The English © Drama Republic/BBC/Amazon Studios

If Hugo Blick’s scalping-heavy western has sometimes been hard to untangle plot-wise, it has never looked anything less than ravishing. Everything comes to a head in this typically brutal finale, with Cornelia (Emily Blunt) and Eli (Chaske Spencer) pushing for a final face-off with the wicked Melmont (Rafe Spall, having a ball). Graeme Virtue

Bad Education: Reunion Special

9pm, BBC Three

Ten years on, there’s a lot of catching up to do for Alfie (Jack Whitehall) and the Abbey Grove kids on careers day. References to TikTok, “U OK hun?” and GB News are ticked off within minutes, and diva-like musical theatre hopeful Stephen (Layton Williams) steals the show. Surrender to the bawdiness and Whitehall’s man bun. Hannah Verdier

Planet Sex With Cara Delevingne

10pm, BBC Three

The porn industry has more web traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined, according to Delevingne, who sometimes feels guilty after watching porn herself. “Can porn be good?” she asks. To find out, she visits an “ethical” porn shoot in Barcelona. HR

Live at the Moth Club

10pm, Dave

More from this amusing series, which combines a fly-on-the-wall spoof behind the scenes of the Hackney comedy club with bursts of standup. Mark Heap’s George is worried about the club’s electrics, which haven’t been checked since the last century. As this accident waits to happen, we hear from comics Sunil Patel and Leo Reich. Phil Harrison

Live sport

PDC World Darts Championship 6pm, Sky Sports Main Event. Day one at Alexandra Palace in an event won last year by Peter Wright.

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