Jenny Eclair brings nudity to Channel 4's daytime schedules | As host of a new art show

Jenny Eclair brings nudity to Channel 4's daytime schedules

As host of a new art show

Jenny Eclair is to present a new daytime Channel 4 show in which amateur artists will paint nude portraits of each other.

Drawers Off will be, erm, stripped over five days, with a different one of the competitors having to pose naked each day

Artists must showcase a different technique for every masterpiece they create, from charcoal and oils to the avant-garde and mixed media collage - overseen by visual artist and curator Diana Ali.

A variety of props will be available to ensure the life-model’s modesty, and different poses will be chosen to reflect their personality.

At the end of each episode, that day’s model will score the works of art ‘blind’, not knowing who painted which likeness. Whoever tops the leaderboard on Friday takes home the cash prize.

 The show will run for four weeks.

Jo Street, head of Channel 4 Daytime, said: ‘I love the bare-faced cheek of Drawers Off – it’s entertaining, has heart, an appreciation for art and the skill of life-drawing, plus it celebrates people in all their glory.

‘I’ve always thought there should be more nudity in daytime and I’m sure Channel 4 viewers are going to love this series as much as we do." 

Drawers Off production credits

Made by:  MultiStory Media North and Motion Content Group
Executive producers: Will Yapp and Ceri Aston
Commissioned by: Jo Street

Published: 21 Sep 2020

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