Ellie Taylor joins Snog, Marry, Avoid

Bid to bring comedy to BBC Three show

Comedian Ellie Taylor is to be the new presenter of BBC Three reality show Snog, Marry, Avoid.

She takes over the ‘makeunder’ programme – which travels the country showing the benefits of losing the fake tan, eyelashes and hair – for its fifth series.

Taylor – a former model who appeared in ITV talent programme Show Me The Funny last year – tweeted: ‘Orange people of the UK beware! I'm dead chuffed to say I'll be presenting a brand news series of Snog Marry Avoid on BBC3 in the spring!’

She joins the series for ten half-hour episodes as it has a makeover of its own, with new graphics and audio for its POD (‘personal overhaul device’) which dishes out no-nonsense advice.

Colette Foster, managing director of producers Remarkable Television, said: ‘Ellie, with her kooky girl-next-door warmth, will inject a big dose of comedy into the show. We will scour the country for the most OTT looks and fans of the show will see some of the most dramatic make-unders yet.”

Calling Taylor ‘an exciting, new talent’, BBC commissioner Sam Bickley, added: ‘[She] brings a brand new comedy vibe to the format and a fun, big sister quality that will allow the extraordinary real life stories to emerge too.’

The show was previously hosted by Jenny Frost.

Published: 13 Feb 2012

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