By Humphrey Carter
DO you know someone back in the UK who needs major help with their holiday wardrobe and would not mind being one of the stars of a special BBC “What not to wear” programme?

The prime time series, presented by style gurus Susannah Constantine and Trinny Woodall, has teamed up with the Bulletin in the hunt for candidates for a holiday special it is making in Spain and Italy. They want to hear from Britons living in the Balearics who think they have a friend or relative who needs a beachwear overhaul.

The BBC'S Karen Willis explained yesterday that they want to find two candidates for the holiday special, one for Spain and the other for Italy. A casting for would-be victims is to be held in London later this month.

She said that the idea is to give the chosen candidate a complete fashion make-over in the UK before bringing them out to Majorca to reveal their new look and surprise the family and friends. Willis said the reasons for wanting a special holiday make-over are endless “they could be making a special trip, simply looking to spend some quality time with their partner, heading out for a reunion with long lost family or friends, bringing a new man out to meet the family or even someone in search of a Shirley Valentine experience - we want to hear.” “It may be the case that a mother is going to have her first holiday abroad since having a baby this summer. Maybe she could do with a new look and feels she needs a boost to her confidence,” Karen Willis told the Bulletin yesterday. “Ideally we're looking for people in their 30*s and the only difference this time around is that we will not be surprising our candidates but having a special casting session,” she said.

The producers are planning to film the holiday special in April and May so the clock is ticking. Susannah and Trinny are hoping to hear from as many people as possible over the next two weeks.

British television appears to still be attracted to Majorca.
Last summer BBC1 spent a week filming “Down to Earth” starring Ricky Tomlinson on the island while a number of reality make-over shows, such as “House Invaders” and “Home Invaders” have filmed special Spain programmes on the island.

Majorca, and the Real Mallorca football team, have featured in the SKY series “Dream Team”. Lion TV shot four series of “Passport to the Sun” for BBC1 day-time television on the island featuring the lives of local British residents.

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