The UK has some of the lowest body image scores in the world and over a third of us admit we’re unhappy with the way we look. In Naked Beach, a new five-part series, social psychologist Dr Keon West and body image expert Natasha Devon MBE have devised a radical experiment that could help people who hate their bodies learn to love them again.
In each episode three ‘Guests’ with critically low body image jet off to a sunny Greek retreat to live with a group of unclothed, body confident ‘Hosts’ who have little more than elaborately designed body paint to cover their modesty. The immersive process is based on research by Dr Keon West which shows that spending time with a range of naked bodies of all shapes and sizes, rather than picture-perfect ones, can improve body image, self-esteem and life happiness. Together with Natasha, Dr West wants to see if the same principles can be used to help transform the way body-conscious Brits feel about themselves. After four days of being pushed out of their comfort zones and their clothes, the guests face the ultimate challenge: to join the hosts and bare all on Naked Beach..
Comedian Joe Lycett, famed for his epic battles with petty officials and dodgy scammers, fights for the consumer rights of the Great British public in an exciting new six-part series. With the help of his assistant Mark Silcox, a weekly celebrity guest and some daring hidden camera investigations, Joe campaigns on behalf of viewers who’ve been wronged by big corporations, caught out by small print and hoodwinked by fraudsters.
From dishing the dirt on unhygienic takeaways and battling with big banks to putting advertising slogans to the test, Joe will leave no stone unturned in his quest for consumer justice.
This week’s celebrity guest Richard Madeley assists Joe as he pulls back the covers on sub-par hotel rooms and takes low budget airlines for a bumpy ride.
The Comeback of Ant McPartlin examines how the pressures of celebrity can lead to tabloid scandal and how, in the aftermath, one of the biggest TV careers can be salvaged to regain a place back in the nation’s heart.
Ant and Dec - the two lovable Geordies, who became Britain’s kings of primetime. But behind the scenes, one of the duo may have found life far more complicated than the public ever saw. In 2018, everything changed. A public fall from grace saw national treasure, Ant McPartlin, become a tabloid target. Within the space of a few months, Ant had caused a three-car accident, his marriage was in ruins, he had been charged with drink driving and was in rehab for the second time. With access to people who’ve known and worked with Ant over the years, the documentary explores how ever-increasing fame must have affected him and what happens when the intense pressure that comes with celebrity finally becomes too much.
Through interviews with experts who are uniquely placed to understand his struggles, this film offers insight how Ant’s world collapsed around him and how it feels to have your personal problems played out in front of the nation. The Comeback of Ant McPartlin also considers how the tabloid press, normally on side with the country’s much-loved pair, covered the crisis.
Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan are back for the last episode of their late-night anarchic chat, comedy and music show. Featuring huge celebrity guests, live music performances, and unlikely collaborations, the award-winning show continues to break every chat show rule in the book so expect the unexpected. With celebrity guests Rio Ferdinand, Lorraine Kelly, London Hughes and Unknown T.