Glow Up Does Red Nose Day 2022: who are Lady Leshurr and Nikki Lilly, what time is it on, where can I watch?

Glow Up returns for a Red Nose Day celebrity special

Glow Up is a beauty competition that sees makeup artists from across the UK compete in a series of different beautification challenges.

Ten contestants will battle it out and the winning artist will secure a contract to work alongside a world leading makeup artist.

In that sense, it’s a bit like The Apprentice, but with eyeliner pencils and lip gloss.

Season 3 of Glow Up was released last April and a fourth season has not yet been confirmed.

However, fans of the show can get another fix, with the one-off Comic Relief special.

What is Glow Up Does Red Nose Day about?

The hour-long special features five celebrities who will take on the challenge of creating makeup looks for a Red Nose Day runway.

And to up the stakes a little more, those relying on the celebrities for their runway looks will be world class models and entertainers.

Models Leomie Anderson, Kenza and Eva Apio, Drag Race UK’s A’Whora, and YouTuber and content creator Nella Rose will be the canvases for each celebrity’s work.

Following this challenge, the celebrities will be tasked with making a look for themselves which is based on their power.

Host Maya Jama, who took over from Stacey Dooley for season three of the show, and judges Val Garland and Dominic Skinner will return to critique each runway look.

Fashion designer Zandra Rhodes will join as a guest judge for the episode.

Dame Zandra Rhodes will be a guest judge alongside  regulars Val Garland and Dominic Skinner.Dame Zandra Rhodes will be a guest judge alongside  regulars Val Garland and Dominic Skinner.
Dame Zandra Rhodes will be a guest judge alongside regulars Val Garland and Dominic Skinner.

What celebrities will be on the Glow Up special?

Lady Leshurr

Lady Leshurr is a British rapper best known for her series of Queen’s Speech freestyle raps.

She also appeared on The Circle for Stand Up to Cancer, where she won after catfishing as Big Narstie.

Leshurr competed on Dancing on Ice in 2021 with dance partner Brendyn Hatfield, and the pair came in fourth.

Nikki Lilly

The 17-year-old is a charity campaigner, television presenter and YouTuber, who started making YouTube videos when she was just eight.

Lilly was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation, a rare medical condition as a child, and had to undergo surgeries which permanently changed her physical appearance.

She helped to set up a charity to fund research into the condition and to help support those who live with it.

Lilly won Junior Bake Off season four, and in 2018 presented Nikki Lilly Meets on CBBC, where she interviewed a string of famous faces including then Prime Minister Theresa May.

Roman Kemp

The son of actor and musician Martin Kemp and singer Shirlie Holliman, Kemp is famous in his own right as a radio presenter and TV personality.

Kemp moved up the ranks at Capital FM before taking on presenting work for the X Factor, 2Awesome, and The Hot Desk.

Kemp’s fame increased after he appeared on the 19th season of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, coming in third place.

He also features on Celebrity Gogglebox with his father, and the duo also present the ITV breakfast show Martin & Roman’s Weekend Best!

Snoochie Shy

Snoochie Shy is a DJ, model, and presenter who hosts Radar Radio’s breakfast show.

Since 2019, Shy has had a late night slot on BBC Radio 1Xtra as a DJ since 2019.

She has also appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox and joined season 21 of I’m a Celebrity, coming 9th.

The Vivienne

Drag icon The Vivienne became a household name, among the under 35s at least, after winning the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in 2019.

Off the back of her success, The Vivienne was given her own show, The Vivienne Takes on Hollywood, following the drag star as she made a music video in Los Angeles.

The Vivienne was also a contestant on the Christmas Special episode of  The Great British Sewing Bee.

When is the Glow Up special on TV?

The special episode will air at 9pm on BBC Three on 15 March.

It will also be available to stream on BBC iPlayer shortly after it is broadcast.

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