BBC Three has given the green-light to Surgery On Show, a six episode debate series that gives viewers all the facts about Britain’s most talked-about cosmetic procedures.
Surgery On Show sees seven people who are considering having the same procedure brought into a studio that has been built around a state-of-the-art surgical theatre. Each joined by an opinionated friend or family member, they’ll be given the unique opportunity to watch the procedure being performed right in front of them.
Throughout the process, the group debate and explore both the positives and the negatives of cosmetic surgery while also examining how Britain’s wider attitudes to beauty are evolving. VTs and studio guests with personal experience of the procedure help broaden the group’s understanding of the risks and rewards surrounding the operation.
The six episode series hails from Gobstopper Television and was commissioned by former BBC Three Controller Damian Kavanagh and the BBC’s Head of Commissioning for Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment David Brindley. The Commissioning Executive is Ricky Cooper. The Executive Producers are Ross McCarthy and Mandy Thomson for Gobstopper Television. “Surgery on Show will bring the balanced truth about cosmetic surgery to our audience via lively debate as well as, of course, the sight of the procedure itself taking place, Brindley said. “We hope this series helps to inform anyone considering a cosmetic procedure to make the best decision for them, with the fullest information available.”
While Ross McCarthy, CEO and Executive Producer at Gobstopper Television, added: “We are really looking forward to be working with BBC Three on such an ambitious, important factual series from our new home in Manchester. In a world where there has never been more pressure to look Insta-perfect, it’s vital that audiences make informed choices about changing their bodies – something each and every one of them has the right to do without judgement, but with all the facts.”