Female entertainment channel TLC is to launch in the UK and Ireland on Tuesday 30 April with an exciting mix of programming that includes hit American shows alongside a string of new commissions.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo – the popular US reality series featuring seven-year-old pageant star Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thomson and her outspoken family – and Breaking Amish, following the lives of five young Amish men and women as they leave their communities for bustling New York City, will both get their exclusive UK airing. Opray Winfrey’s new series, Oprah’s Next Chapter, which sees the chat show host speaking to newsmakers, celebrities and real-life families, will also be part of TLC’s announced programming.
The channel’s new UK commissions will include Ultimate Shopper – a British fashion show where a panel of Holly Valance, Brix Smith Start and Paul Hartnett will judge the style decisions made by self-proclaimed fashionistas.
Also joining the network is Lisa Snowdon who will oversee four husbands and boyfriends as they ditch their partner’s clothes and restyle them for Your Style In His Hands.
Dawn O’Porter will investigate just how much parents know about their teenagers when they are left in the house by themselves for new observational documentary, Undercover Mums.
Finally, the people behind Embarrassing Bodies return with My Naked Secret and Last Chance Salon, which will transform the lives of individuals hiding a secret about their bodies.
TLC will be available on Sky (channel 125), Virgin Media (167), BT Vision (875) and YouView on the TalkTalk Player. It will also be found on Sky Virgin Media and BT Vision’s on-demand services and in HD from Sky and Virgin Media.