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Lisa Butcher and Mica Paris

What Not To Wear returns with new presenters

Supermodel Lisa Butcher and soul singer Mica Paris are lined up to present the next series of BBC ONE's What Not To Wear, due to air later this year.


The new duo promise to bring a fresh and vibrant feel to the series.


They have a huge amount of experience working on their own styles and know how important image is in people's everyday lives. They have also been best friends for many years.


Lisa Butcher said: "I have always been passionate about clothes and having worked as a model all my life, I've learnt so much. What Not To Wear gives me the chance to pass on that knowledge to others.


"Of course, working with my close friend Mica is the icing on the cake. We've been advising each other on every aspect of our lives for the last eight years."


Mica Paris added: "Being given the opportunity to help women and men look and feel great about themselves is for me the most rewarding experience.


"Because of my career I had to learn about style and image early. The clothes you wear are a statement about you.


"What interests me is exploring the way people feel about themselves underneath, and that's what What Not To Wear is all about for me."


The girls have a lot in common: both hit the big-time whilst still in their teens and both have balanced their careers with being single mothers.


Each has a strong and individual style. The life experiences they bring to the series mean they can offer not only direct advice with wit and charm, but they can also empathise with the women who undergo the What Not To Wear journey.


Executive Producers Vicki Barrass and Tracy Jeune said: "We're very excited about this duo.


"Lisa brings an enthusiasm and knowledge about style; she's modelled both designer and high street clothes, and she's very down-to-earth.


"Whilst Mica's career has meant she's had to grasp the importance of image, and she's developed an intuitive understanding of what your clothes say about you.


"They will bring a fresh perspective to What Not To Wear."


The highly successful and award-winning series keeps favourite devices - such as the infamous 360 degree mirror in which What Not To Wear contributors see their bodies reflected in the round - and delves even deeper into understanding how the way a person looks can change how they feel about themselves.


What Not To Wear returns to BBC ONE later this year.




Notes to Editors


Lisa won Elle's Face of '87 competition on her 15th birthday. This started her successful modelling career which has included major campaigns for Max Factor, Lancaster and Vidal Sassoon.


Lisa also has her own jewellery design The Eden Collection. She has just finished presenting Britain's Next Top Model for Living TV.


Mica got her first break at 17 years old as a backing vocalist with Hollywood Beyond.


She has gone on to record five albums - her debut in 1988 went platinum. She has starred in two West End shows and toured with the acclaimed stage play The Vagina Monologues.


Mica has done several shows for BBC Radio 2 including the highly successful Soul Solutions for the past... years; Purple Reign: The Prince Story; and a six-part series on Aretha Franklin.





Category: Factual & Arts TV; BBC ONE
Date: 21.04.2006
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