UKTV’s flagship entertainment channel W has given the green-light to Sex, Knives & Liposuction – a three-episode documentary series fronted by Cherry Healey that will explore the world of cosmetic surgery.
Sex, Knives & Liposuction follow Cherry as she contemplates whether she herself should go under the knife of a plastic surgeon in Denver on her personal mission to find body confidence. Recently back on the dating scene, Cherry rails against the pressures women face to be perfect and worries for a future world of impossible perfection. However, inwardly, like many women, Cherry fixates on her body – especially the bad bits.
“I can’t wait to work with W on this series, it’s a subject very close to my heart. As a mother of a young daughter I am so aware of the world she is being brought up in while also, like every woman, facing my own body confidence worries”, Cherry Healey said in a statement. “This series will hopefully help me address some of the pressures society throws at us as well as helping me personally consider what lengths I’d go to improve my face and body.”
The three-part series is being produced by BBC Studios. It was ordered by UKTV’s Director of Commissioning Richard Watsham and General Manager for Entertainment and Comedy Steve North, and commissioned by UKTV’s Deputy Director of Commissioning Hilary Rosen. Rose will also executive produce for the broadcaster. Robi Dutta executive produces for BBC Studios. “The world of cosmetic surgery is intriguing, often shocking and undoubtedly changing the way we all look at ourselves”, said Andrew Cohen, Head of BBC Studios’ Science Unit. “I’m enormously pleased to be working with Cherry and W on a series that will definitely raise a few eyebrows.”
“We are delighted to be working on our first collaboration with BBC Studios. Cherry is frank and fearless and I really look forward to seeing her journey in Sex, Knives and Liposuction, where she will immerse herself in all things plastic surgery while she decides whether or not to go under the knife”, said UKTV’s Hilary Rosen. “Cherry has a fantastic way of getting under the skin of contemporary issues. The series promises to unpick the complexities of body confidence faced by young women today.”
While Adam Collings, Channel Director of W, added: “Cherry fits perfectly on W and we are delighted to welcome her to the UKTV family. We pride ourselves on offering W’s viewers curious and thought-provoking programmes and Sex, Knives and Liposuction absolutely delivers on that promise. It also provides a fascinating look at a truly extraordinary medical obsession.”