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TV tonight: Love Island – yes, it’s that time again | Television

Love Island

9pm, ITV2

Ikenna. Indiyah. Tasha. Davide. Love it or loathe it, the divisive dating show is back and these are some of the names you’ll see all over Twitter for the next couple of months. Expect the usual cocktail of meme-making drama: strategic couplings, jealous tensions, deep-and-meaningfuls, turning heads and lots of mugging people off. Laura Whitmore returns to introduce the new cohort of soon-to-be influencers who are, apparently, looking for love. Hollie Richardson

Drawers Off: The Big Naked Painting Challenge

5.30pm, Channel 4

Jenny Eclair’s teatime teaser continues. This week, an interior design student from Perth and a retired Yorkshire police officer are among the five amateur artists hoping to win £1,000 by painting a different life model every day. HR

Choc it up … David and Cydrick of Maison Mayci in the chocolate round of Bake Off: The Professionals.
Choc it up … David and Cydrick of Maison Mayci in the chocolate round of Bake Off: The Professionals. Photograph: Channel 4 / Love Production

Bake Off: The Professionals

8pm, Channel 4

It’s chocolate week and the bakers must channel their inner Willy Wonkas to produce 48 chocolate bars from scratch. Teams also need to make 24 chocolatey treats celebrating the bee, and 24 cylindrical desserts. HR

Silent Witness

9pm, BBC One

This series of the moody forensics drama is putting its characters through the mill: hot on the heels of the tragic revelations around Emilia Fox’s Nikki, it’s the turn of Jack (David Caves) to learn a shattering family secret. All in all, they are struggling to get much done in terms of forensic pathology. Tonight, there’s a burnt body to examine. Phil Harrison

Long Lost Family Special: Switched at Birth

9pm, ITV

This affecting series helmed by Davina McCall continues to dig up remarkable stories of family estrangement and reunion. Tonight, the heart-rending case of Rosemary Rawlins, 77, who has long believed she was switched with another child during a second world war air raid. PH

The Time Traveler’s Wife

9pm, Sky Atlantic

Four episodes into Steven Moffat’s adaptation and, yet again, the whole messing about with wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff is proving problematic – especially when Clare (Rose Leslie) invites Henry (Theo James) to a dinner party, which is crashed by another Henry altogether. Ali Catterall

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