BBC announces new factual entertainment commissions
Rylan Clark-Neal, Steph McGovern and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall present new series for BBC One and BBC Two with hit, Race Across The World, returning for two bumper-length new series.
Rylan Clark-Neal to present new fashion makeover show, You Are What You Wear for BBC One
Steph McGovern and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall team up to help us live a healthier life in Easy Ways To Live Well for BBC One
BBC Two commissions two more series of Race Across The World following hit ratings for first series
David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, today announced a number of exciting new commissions for BBC One and BBC Two.
Two series have been commissioned on BBC One following successful pilots. Presented by Rylan Clark-Neal, You Are What You Wear (w/t), produced by MultiStory Media, offers a modern take on the tradition makeover show whilst Easy Ways To Live Well, made by Keo Films, reveals simple and surprising ideas we can use in everyday life to dramatically improve our diet, our fitness and our health.
Meanwhile on BBC Two – after becoming the biggest new factual entertainment title on BBC Two for over three years – hit global travel series, Race Across The World, has been recommissioned from Studio Lambert for two new bumper-length eight-part series.
David Brindley says: “These new commissions demonstrate what great shape factual entertainment is in at the BBC. On BBC One, following successful pilots, I’m delighted that we are bringing two fantastic new series to our screens – Rylan is the perfect fit as presenter for our modern take on the makeover show whilst Steph and Hugh are a brilliant duo to help us all cut through the noise of the latest fads and advice to find effective ways to improve our health.
“On BBC Two, we’re thrilled to be bringing back Race Across The World for a further two series. Over three million people enjoyed the finale of the first series and it became a huge word-of-mouth hit. To have developed and launched the biggest new factual entertainment title on BBC Two since 2016 is a real result and I can’t wait to see where the journey will take our brave explorers next.”
Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, says: “Race Across World shows the ambition and creative risk-taking that is possible on BBC Two. I am delighted that it’s spirit of adventure, open heartedness and sheer sense of possibility, unique qualities that could only have developed on BBC Two, chimed so well with audiences young and old.”