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Discovery UK preps “How to Look Good Naked” revival, Ed Stafford survival special

Discovery UK has commissioned a revival of the hit makeover show How to Look Good Naked, hosted by stylist Gok Wan, for UKTV female-focused lifestyle channel Really, along with a ...
June 26, 2019

Discovery UK has commissioned a revival of the hit makeover show How to Look Good Naked, hosted by stylist Gok Wan, for UKTV female-focused lifestyle channel Really, along with a second season of the Wan-fronted Say Yes to the Dress Lancashire on TLC.

The new How to Look Good Naked (6 x 60 minutes) tackles body confidence. In each episode, Wan (pictured) helps two participants get comfortable in their birthday suits, preparing them for a grand finale catwalk.

Both titles were ordered by Clare Laycock and commissioned by Charlotte Reid. Deirdre Dowling is executive producer for How to Look Good Naked, and Sadia Butt and Simon Knight executive produce for Maverick TV. Romy Page is executive producer for Say Yes to the Dress Lancashire, with Jo Haddock executive producing for True North.

“With social media being more widely used than ever before, body confidence continues to be an enormous issue for a number of men and women,” said Laycock, VP head of lifestyle and entertainment brands, in a statement. “How to Look Good Naked was an incredibly important program in boosting peoples’ self-esteem and self-worth, and I am delighted to bring it to Really for a brand new run.”

Meanwhile, Discovery UK has commissioned a one-off special which sees explorer Ed Stafford living marooned with his wife, Laura, and toddler on a remote, uninhabited island in Indonesia.

Laura is herself an adventurer and led an all-female expedition down one of the longest rivers in Guyana, and the two will test their survival skills and ability to live away from the comforts of civilization.

Ed Stafford: Man Woman Child Wild is produced by Beach House Pictures and Freeflow Productions.

The special was commissioned by senior director and executive producer Victoria Noble. Jeremy Phillips executive produces for Discovery. Donovan Chan is EP and creative director for Beach House and Mark Chua is EP and managing partner for Freeflow.

“Once again Ed will be putting himself through the ultimate challenge, trying to sustain his family and protect them from the wilderness in an unfiltered, raw and honest way, using only his brains and his bare hands. Expect peerless survival skills, authentic wilderness action and an emotional journey,” said Simon Downing, SVP, head of factual and sport at Discovery, in a statement.

“We filmed some truly edge-of-your-seat action and asked big questions about the pressures of society and every man’s dream of unplugging himself and his family from modern life,” added Chan.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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