Coming to Channel 5 later this year, Celebrity Super Spa commissioned from ITV Studios and GroupM Entertainment.
In an unmissable new entertainment format, six celebrities will be plucking, preening and pampering members of the public as Salon Supremo Herbert Howe trains them up to be the very best in the beauty business. Herbert, who has over 50 years’ experience in hair and beauty and is himself a Liverpool icon will tutor the celebrities and set and judge all the challenges. As part of their training, the six celebs will perform all manner of today’s most wanted procedures, including; vajazzles, back, sack and crack waxes, fish pedicures, tattooing and even vampire facials. There’s a special ‘certificate of beauty’ from Herbert for the celebrity at the top of the leader board at the end of the series.
Greg Barnett, Commissioning Editor: Entertainment, Daytime & Soaps said, “I’m taking great delight in imagining how our celebrities are going to cope with tattooing, not to mention the body piercing. Would you let an ex-soap star near your nether regions…?”
Sumi Connock, Creative Director of Entertainment for ITV Studios said: “Liverpool is such a fun and vibrant city, which makes it the perfect location for Celebrity Super Spa. Herbert is a Liverpool legend and takes the business of beauty very seriously. He won’t hesitate to put the celebrities through their paces!”
Note to Editors:
Ordered by Greg Barnett, Commissioning Editor: Entertainment, Daytime & Soaps The series is produced by ITV Studios.
Executive Producers are Simon Marsh and Sumi Connock
The series is exec produced by Tony Moulsdale/Melanie Darlaston for GroupM Entertainment
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About ITV Studios
ITV Studios UK is the largest and most successful commercial production company in the UK, creating over 3,500 hours of original programming each year. Building on a heritage of over 50 years of quality programme-making, ITV Studios UK produces across a wide range of genres, from drama and entertainment to factual and lifestyle, for channels including ITV, the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Discovery, National Geographic Channel, History and Channel 5. It is based in London, Manchester’s MediaCityUK and Leeds.
About GroupM Entertainment
The primary role of GroupM Entertainment is to produce, finance and distribute entertainment properties for a wide range of international TV and digital markets. The company’s primary business interests extend across all media platforms and a variety of genres, including entertainment, factual entertainment, factual and drama.
About Channel 5
The channel launched as Britain’s fifth and final terrestrial broadcaster in March 1997. In July 2010, the network was sold to British media powerhouse Northern & Shell and it currently attracts well over 40 million viewers a month. We were the only terrestrial commercial family of channels and only terrestrial commercial channel to have grown year on year in 2012. Channel 5 is the destination for must see entertainment, sport, documentary, kids, drama, film and news output. Pivotal channel programming includes a diverse mix to attract viewers of all ages, including the Extraordinary People and Revealed strands, The Hotel Inspector, Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Wedding Planner, My Secret Past, Big Body Squad, Benidorm ER, Killers Behind Bars, Home & Away, Neighbours, 5 News as well as the award winning children’s strand, Milkshake! Channel 5 is the terrestrial home of all England Cricket summer Internationals. Channel 5’s successful drama franchises include CSI, The Mentalist, Justified, Sons of Anarchy and Once Upon A Time.