Wednesday 11th May 2022
UKTV's factual entertainment channel W has commissioned a brand new UKTV original series, The Beauty Rewind Clinic (10X60'). Hosted by Award Winning TV and BBC Radio1's Vick Hope and Dr Esho, a Award Winning industry leader in non-surgical procedures, together the pair are helping the nation get natural. Produced by Whisper, The Beauty Rewind Clinic is currently in production.
In this series, we follow members of the public who want to undo years of social media inspired procedures, to embrace a more natural look. In each episode, Dr Esho will provide his expertise in the clinic and Vick will be by their side each step of the way. Helping them decide what changes they want to make and holding their hand when they need her most.
Vick Hope said,
This is such a warm, positive, uplifting show, celebrating self-confidence, highlighting self-worth and encouraging self-love. In a world where we are conditioned to strive for unrealistic-often homogenous-ideals of beauty, resorting to sometimes risky procedures to achieve them, I have always cared deeply about spreading the message that what makes us different is what makes us beautiful, and that we are enough as we are. Everyone who walks through the doors of The Beauty Rewind Clinic is unique and brilliant, and it is such a joy to join them on their journey to stripping away the pressures to change the way they look, and learn to love their natural selves, finding strength and pride in who they are inside and out.
Dr Esho said,
The art of what I do is to help my clients build confidence in their appearance. We forget that a physical attribute can have a huge psychological effect on us. Having the power to change that in moments is an amazing feeling. As a channel W has always championed celebrating real people and empowering them in their daily lives so to be a part of this series felt like a great fit for me.
Over the last year, attitudes towards non-surgical procedures have shifted, with many celebrities and influencers choosing to get fillers dissolved and implants removed. Viewers will see first-hand the stories and journeys of those radically turning their backs on a multi-billion-pound industry and learning to accept their bodies exactly as they are.
The Beauty Rewind Clinic is commissioned for UKTV by Kirsty Hanson, commissioning editor, with Hilary Rosen, deputy director of commissioning and head of factual and factual entertainment, and ordered by Adam Collings, channel director for W. Richard Watsham is director of commissioning and Steve North is genre general manager, comedy and entertainment. Executive producer for Whisper is Helen Warner.
Adam Collings said,
We're really excited to bring The Beauty Rewind Clinic to our viewers on W. It's a timely look at the pressure the public feels to look a certain way through 'celebrated' surgeries and treatments, instead championing our contributors return to a more natural, unfiltered appearance. The Beauty Rewind Clinic is a brilliant, entertaining yet sensitive look at how individuals are affected by this multi-million pound industry and feels completely fresh. We cannot wait for everyone to see it.
Kirsty Hanson said,
We're so pleased to be bringing a brand-new series to W that taps into the real-world trend of reversing cosmetic procedures. What we hope, is this series will help women embrace their authentic selves and finally eschew the pressures that social media places on us all. Vick Hope and Dr Esho were the perfect pairing helping our contributors navigate their journey to achieve a more natural look and we hope our viewers love The Beauty Rewind Clinic as much as we do
Helen Warner said,
We hope The Beauty Rewind Clinic can play a part in a national conversation about the benefits of rediscovering and accepting our original beauty. It's great to have Vick Hope and Dr Esho onboard to follow the stories of those that have grown tired of trying to chase an impossible dream via endless procedures. The final reveals are incredibly powerful, as family and friends get to see the person behind the procedures, sometimes for the first time. W embodies the phrase 'life unfiltered' and The Beauty Rewind Clinic couldn't be a better representation of that.
The Beauty Rewind Clinic will air on UKTV's free-to-air channel W following a slate of new original programming including, Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, Emma and AJ Get to Work, Nurses on the Ward, Inside the Ambulance and Nurses Down Under, in addition to the recently announced series Rochelle Humes: Interior Designer in the Making. The Beauty Rewind Clinic will also be available on UKTV Play.
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Notes for Editors:
UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers.
UKTV is part of BBC Studios, the UK's most-awarded production company, a world-class distributor with international branded services, and a commercial subsidiary of the world's leading public service broadcaster, the BBC.
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W is a TV channel passionate about people and finding the joy in everyday moments. Its quality mix of UKTV Originals featuring heart-warming shows led by some of the UK's most-loved talent, and uplifting series shining a light on heroic emergency services, are complemented by high quality acquisitions.
W shows tap into the raw and genuine heart swell moments, from emotions running high at the sound of a baby's first cry in the award-winning Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, to heart-stopping drama for the incredible frontline workers in Inside the Ambulance, Nurses on the Ward and 999 Rescue Squad. Elsewhere, award-winning documentary maker Stacey Dooley offers an unfiltered insight into unseen areas of modern relationships and family life in the hit series Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, while Rochelle Hulmes helps deserving families transform their homes in Rochelle Humes: Interior Designer in the Making.
W is also the exclusive home to the joyfully competitive MasterChef franchise, including MasterChef Australia, MasterChef USA and MasterChef Juniors.
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