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Maya Jama confirmed as the new host of Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make Up Star

Maya Jama (Credit: BBC)

The former Radio 1 DJ and presenter will join returning series judges Val Garland and Dominic Skinner to whittle down 10 burgeoning make-up artists to discover Britain’s Next Make Up Star. 

The previous series have welcomed some of the most famous names in the beauty and fashion industry onto the show, with big names like Rankin, Henry Holland, NikkieTutorials and Lisa Armstrong featuring. 

“I absolutely love Glow Up and can’t wait to join the family!” said Maya Jama. 

BBC Three announces new documentary film Daisy Maskell – Insomnia and Me

Daisy Maskell – Insomnia and Me sees the breakfast radio host investigate her own insomnia, consulting experts to find the roots and causes, while offering personal insights into her consequent struggles with her mental health.

Maskell will also look at the various treatments and cures, and meet young people from across the country to explore why so many suffer from sleeping disorders. According to research by the NHS, the number admitted to hospital has doubled over the past seven years, and the pandemic has exacerbated the issue further still.

The mission behind the makers of RuPaul's Drag Race UK

Television glitter should lift many spirits brought low by this year’s Christ­mas comedown as RuPaul’s Drag Race UK returns for a second series in January. Good news for fans of the raucous and rude BBC Three show – and for the people that make it.

Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey met at NYU film school in the mid-1980s, performed as a gloriously camp electro-pop duo, The Fabulous Pop Tarts, and went on to found World of Wonder Productions in 1991.

Cast and release date revealed for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’s second series

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RuPaul and his crew of twelve new British queens will be bringing some sequins and sass to our screens this dreary January.

With Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, Alan Carr and a host of surprise celebrity guest judges offering their critiques of the chosen drag queens, the series will see the queens battle it out through a series of challenges, cat walks and lip-syncs to ultimately be crowned Britain’s next drag superstar.

Meet the 2021 contestants:

Tayce

From Newport, South Wales, Tayce describes her look as ‘model-esque, villainous, dark, punky and edgy’.

Cillian Murphy to narrate new documentary series on esports scene for BBC Three

Narrated by Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders), the series follows the multimillion pound esports organisation EXCEL ESPORTS and its League of Legends team as they compete in The League of Legends European Championships in Berlin.

The team finished in tenth place in 2019, but given the new blood, huge financial backing and world class coaches, they are looking to make their mark on the global LoL scene.

An accidental career: Jed Mercurio headlines the RTS Midlands Careers Fair

Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio decided he probably should learn to write – after he’d already penned a hit BBC drama series. “I did it backwards,” the former medic told the RTS Midlands Careers Fair 2020.

Mercurio had been a junior doctor working in Birmingham hospitals when he replied to an advert in the British Medical Journal. It had been placed by a production company looking for drama ideas.

BBC Three announces RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series two return and series three casting

RuPaul (credit: BBC)

The show has also opened its casting process for the third series, calling all UK drag queens to compete in the Olympics of Drag.

The second series will see Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton returning as judges, with a host of other top-secret celebrity judges to be announced. Over the ten-week series, 12 British queens will battle it out to be crowned the Next Drag Superstar.

Series one saw Liverpool’s finest The Vivienne take the title in a close final with Divina De Campo and Baga Chipz. The second series promises to be even bigger than the first.

BBC Three commissions new entertainment show from Dane Baptiste

At its centre is the mythical NASBLAQ, a Stock index for diverse talent which controls their movement up and down the ladder of fame.

In this pilot, Dane and his cast will investigate the workings of the NASBLAQ and attempt to crack the code to success with a series of sketches, stunts, interviews and social campaigns.