Don’t Miss Tonight: Three In A Bed

This new show – that’s very much like the format of several others, such as Come Dine With Me – looks set to be a good ‘un.

Three In A Bed sees three sets of proud B&B owners throw open their doors in an attempt to be crowned the best bed and breakfast.

From the owners of grand houses to the mortgage holders of modest seaside semis, countless people open up their homes to paying guests.

With the cost of rooms varying wildly, from as little as £25 to hundreds of pounds a night, how do customers know they are getting good value for money? Three In A Bed aims to find out.

Each couple in Three In A Bed will be judging their fellow hoteliers on everything from the decoration to cleanliness, and from the all-important home-cooked breakfast to the local tourist attractions of the area.

At the end of their stay the guests only have to pay what they think their visit was worth. But in this weekly competition between Britain’s B&B owners, there can be only one winner.

Tonight’s first episode sees retired jeweller Roger Garlick and his wife, Victoria, open up Smugglers Cottage, a historic B&B filled to the brim with antiques…

But when their guests arrive, Claire and Mark Smith from the Number One, a 5*, technology-filled B&B and Joyce Barham and her husband Ray from the efficient Kildare, they are unimpressed by the Smugglers’ rooms.

On top of that, the guests aren’t happy with how Roger and Victoria have opted out of the B&B star rating system, instead sticking their own gold stars outside the B&B.

But will the Garlicks’ self-proclaimed ‘five star’ breakfast win over their guests?

Three In A Bed starts on Channel 4 at 8pm.

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Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.