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Six celebrities tackle the human form as they capture on canvas a nude Keith Allen and their own self-portraits. Our judges and the public pick whose art will hang in the gallery.

Six celebrities from screen, film and sport put their day jobs on pause and pick up a paintbrush to pursue their private passion. The competition gets underway with Jane Seymour, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Phil Tufnell, George Shelley, Amber Le Bon and Josie d’Arby tackling the genre of the human form as each attempt to capture on canvas a nude Keith Allen.

Mariella Frostrup presents and esteemed judges Daphne Todd OBE and Lachlan Goudie return to the painting series to critique and review our celebrity artists’ work. After the judges give our artists some constructive criticism on their very first task, mentors Diana Ali and Pascal Anson prepare a masterclass to help hone our celebrities’ skills, focusing on facial features.

For the main event the celebrities are asked to take a long hard look in the mirror as self-portraits become the subject matter. As our artists face their features head-on, Phil gets frustrated and is tempted to start again, George faces his demons and Laurence is desperate to capture his honest reflection without using the airbrush of his imagination.

All are determined to please the formidable judges, who will be choosing their favourite two paintings while the public are invited to pick one. For the celebrities to be considered for the final, they’ll need to get at least one of their paintings up on the revered gallery wall. Who will be the first three artists to win a coveted place?

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 16 Apr 2019 08:00

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Ed Sheeran

    Castle On The Hill

  • 00:08

    Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata: Prelude

  • 00:11

    Duran Duran


  • 00:14

    London Grammar

    Wasting My Young Years

  • 00:16

    Little Mix

    Black Magic

  • 00:18


    Country House

  • 00:28

    Take That

    Out Of Our Heads

  • 00:31

    Alexander Rudd

    Ride To Success

  • 00:55

    Mumford & Sons

    Guiding Light


Role Contributor
Presenter Mariella Frostrup
Participant Jane Seymour
Participant Phil Tufnell
Participant Josie d'Arby
Participant Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Participant Amber Le Bon
Participant George Shelley
Series Producer Louisa Gray
Series Editor Chi Ukairo
Director Justin Lennox-Bradley
Executive Producer Kat Lennox


  • Thu 4 Apr 2019 20:00
  • Fri 5 Apr 2019 20:30
  • Thu 11 Apr 2019 00:10
  • Thu 11 Apr 2019 00:35
  • Thu 11 Apr 2019 00:40
  • Tue 16 Apr 2019 08:00

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