MOTD Live: FA Cup 5th Round (BBC1, 7.30pm)

The line-up for the last eight in the tournament is confirmed tonight, as Gary Lineker presents coverage of the concluding tie of the fifth round. Last year’s contest was free from any major upsets by this point, with no teams from outside the Premier League making it into the quarter-finals, however Norwich City did raise a few eyebrows by beating Spurs on penalties at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Eventual winners Arsenal progressed past Portsmouth this time last year but won’t be defending their title after losing to Southampton in the fourth round.

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Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland (C5, 8pm)

After Paul Merton in China (7pm) there’s a slightly closer-to-home travelogue as the Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar takes us around the rugged Irish coast. In this concluding episode of the two-part series he meets motorcycle champion Michael Dunlop, who has won the Isle of Man TT race a whopping 19 times. He finds out about the surprising history of Malin Head, mainland Ireland’s most northerly point, and hears how Marconi used the location to send the first ever commercial message to a ship by wireless in 1902.

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Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby (BBC2, 9pm)

With foreign holidays off the cards for most of us and more people than ever planning a ‘staycation’ this year, it feels almost cruel of the BBC to air this edition of the extraordinary travel show, which follows Monica Galetti and Giles Coren as they visit Jade Mountain, a hand-built resort hotel on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline. Each room’s outer wall is entirely absent, and so is completely open to the ocean view – with its own private infinity pool from which to enjoy the vista. The unique layout has its own challenges, however, and Giles finds that room service in this hotel is tougher than it first appears. Meanwhile Monica helps out the kitchens by diving for local lionfish.

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Piers Morgan’s Life Stories (ITV, 9pm)

Speaking to Piers on Good Morning Britain after recording this edition of the in-depth interview show, its subject, Gemma Collins, said how nervous she was about it airing – because, she says, she has really “spilled the beans on a lot of things that people haven’t heard before”. Among them will be a fresh insight into her much-publicised on-again off-again relationship with James ‘Arg’ Argent, including the times she had to call emergency services due to his drug use. The former TOWIE star also reveals her painful journey to having children, after suffering her third miscarriage last year, in a cathartic interview that Piers himself has described as “very emotional … very inspiring as well”.

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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4, 9pm)

A format mash-up that began as a joke spot on a comedy charity night proved so popular that it’s now in its 21st series. This edition sees Jon Richardson joined by his wife and fellow stand-up Lucy Beaumont to take on Roisin Conaty and Joe Wilkinson. Going by the latter pair’s previous form on the show, and by Richardson’s notorious over-competitive nature, we know who our money is on to take home the ridiculous Countdown-branded item that replaces the teapot trophy from the regular show.

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Back (C4, 10pm)

Ah, the pub quiz… remember those? Tonight’s episode of the cuckoo-in-the-nest comedy has become inadvertently nostalgic as the John Barleycorn hosts a quiz night and Stephen (David Mitchell) hopes for redemption after losing to the same team years previously – an incident for which his father never forgave him. He could really use sharp-witted half-brother (or is he?) Andrew’s help, but Andrew (Robert Webb) seems preoccupied in his quest to get increasingly involved in the lives of Alison’s parents.