10 Years Younger (UK)

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This article is about the UK programme. For the US version, see 10 Years Younger (US).
10 Years Younger
Format Makeover
Created by Maverick Television
Starring Nicky Hambleton-Jones (series 1-5)
Myleene Klass (series 6)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Production
Producer(s) Series 6: Melissa Feather
Running time 60 mins
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
Original run 28 April 2004 – present

10 Years Younger sometimes called 10 Years Younger: The Challenge is a make over show aired on Channel 4 in Britain.

Presented for its first five series by Nicky Hambleton-Jones, she was replaced by Myleene Klass for series six.[1]

About the show[edit]

With the help of experts the participant of the show is given a complete make over in an attempt to make them look 10 Years Younger, partially through plastic surgery. At the start of the programme the person's age is guessed by 100 people on the street and an average is taken. From this average the target image is set. At the end of the show this happens again to see the results.

The programme regularly makes use of cosmetic surgery, which has attracted criticism from some quarters. However, in his book 10 Years Younger: Cosmetic Surgery Bible, the show's resident consultant surgeon Jan Stanek says: "I decided to take part in the series because I felt that it offered an opportunity to shine an honest light on what was involved in cosmetic surgery and to address some of the common misconceptions about it."[2]

Experts[edit]

  • Presenter:
  • Jan Stanek - Plastic surgery
  • Dr Uchenna Okoye - Dentistry
  • Andrew Barton - Hair
  • Guy Parsons - Hair
  • Ruby Hammer - Make-up (Series 1-5)
  • Lisa Eldridge - Make-up
  • Kat Byrne - Behind the scenes assistance with clothing
  • Dan Reinstein - Specialist Laser Eye Surgery Ophthalmic Surgeon

Books[edit]

There are currently three books which accompany the series. The first two are both written by former presenter Nicky Hambleton-Jones. The third book is written by Jan Stanek with Hayley Treacy.

  • 10 Years Younger in 10 Days (Paperback - 17 January 2005)
  • 10 Years Younger Nutrition Bible (Paperback - 2 February 2006)
  • 10 Years Younger Cosmetic Surgery Bible (Paperback - 1 February 2007)

International versions[edit]

Country Name Host Network Premiere
 Australia 10 Years Younger In 10 Days Sonia Kruger Channel Seven 21 April 2009
 Brazil 10 Anos Mais Jovem Ligia Mendes SBT 6 March 2009 – 2 October 2009
 New Zealand 10 Years Younger Fiona McDonald TV One Unknown
 United States 10 Years Younger Kyan Douglas TLC network 1 December 2004

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simpson, Richard (4 November 2008). "Seven years younger! C4 makeover show bids farewell to Nicky, 37, in favour of Myleene, 30". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  2. ^ 10 Years Younger: Cosmetic Surgery Bible (Transworld, 2007)

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