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Channel 5 commissions “Watercolour Challenge” renewal

Watercolour Challenge, an old daytime TV favourite, has been commissioned for a return by Channel 5. Channel 5 and Twofour are working on a refreshed format for the original series, which ...
April 28, 2021

Watercolour Challenge, an old daytime TV favourite, has been commissioned for a return by Channel 5.

Channel 5 and Twofour are working on a refreshed format for the original series, which ran from 1998 to 2001. In the series, artists compete against one another to paint the same scene or landscape in Britain. The series celebrates beautiful views and architecture around the country.

The series will return with a 20-part order, hosted by TV presenter Fern Britton (pictured). The series will also include tips for amateur art-loving viewers.

Watercolour Challenge is a feel-good classic and it’s high time to bring it back as part of Channel 5′s strengthening of daytime,” Guy Davis, Channel 5 commissioning editor factual, said. “This last year has seen more of us than ever before picking up the paint brushes and getting creative”

Neil Edwards will serve as executive producer with series producer Gill Hennessey. A premier date for the series has not been confirmed yet. ITV Studios will handle international distribution for the series.

Watercolour Challenge will form part of Twofour’s recent slate of unscripted projects alongside other series like Secrets of the Supercars and Beat the Chef. Twofour is part of ITV Studios.

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