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Wheelhouse options two Stellify Media series for U.S.

Wheelhouse Entertainment has signed a deal with Belfast-based independent production company Stellify Media to bring two of Stellify’s new formats, Celebrity Snoop Dogs and Secret Body, to the U.S. market. Celebrity Snoop ...
June 2, 2021

Wheelhouse Entertainment has signed a deal with Belfast-based independent production company Stellify Media to bring two of Stellify’s new formats, Celebrity Snoop Dogs and Secret Body, to the U.S. market.

Celebrity Snoop Dogs takes viewers inside the homes of the rich and famous with a “dog’s eye view” thanks to specially designed, animal-safe cameras worn by the dogs, while viewers and a cast of celebrities try to guess who’s house — and dog — they’re watching. The U.K. version of Celebrity Snoop Dogs launched on Channel 4 in April 2020, and was a Realscreen MIPCOM Pick in 2020.

Secret Body is dubbed the world’s first undercover weight loss show. Conducted under the supervision of health and fitness experts, the series sees contestants undertaking a dramatic yet secretive body transformation process over 12 weeks while wearing a prosthetic “fat suit” to hide their progress until the big reveal. The original version of the series was commissioned in 2019 for BBC1 Scotland.

Wheelhouse, which launched an influencer-focused digital arm, Wheelhouse DNA, earlier this year, will coproduce the U.S. versions of both shows with Stellify.

Celebrity Scoop Dogs and Secret Body both put fun, original twists on formats that are among viewers’ favorite types of shows to watch,” said Wheelhouse Entertainment CCO Scott Lonker in a statement. “We’re looking forward to working with Stellify to bring these series to the U.S.”

“We can’t wait to work with the Wheelhouse guys and take these projects out,” added Matthew Worthy, joint managing director of Stellify.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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