The consultation room doors are to be flung open once again, as E4 is bringing back the award-winning Channel 4 series Embarrassing Bodies for a brand-new run with a new set of medical professionals.
Routine GP check up’s have been understandably hard to arrange in recent times and with medical anxieties higher than ever for many, this educational and entertaining series will see no lump, bump or rash go unexamined, as a brave new bunch of patients will bare all and reveal a personal bodily issue that they may been keeping secret for some time.
A new team of medical experts will be on hand to help examine, explain, and hopefully provide treatment solutions for the patients’ ‘medical mysteries’, all whilst helping to destigmatise many common conditions that often go ignored or untreated.
Away from the consultation room, there will be pop-up ‘confessional clinics’ in cities around the UK, providing patients with a safe space to ask the questions they’ve been too afraid to ask, or seek advice on the embarrassing conditions they may have hidden away.
In a new addition to the format, our Embarrassing Bodies doctors will also focus on major health and sexual health issues, with the help of some well-known celebrity voices. These famous faces will get involved through a series of stunts, with the aim to get the people of Britain talking about these important topics.
Originally running for eight series from 2007-2015, Embarrassing Bodies was a huge hit for Channel 4, seeing it win two BAFTA Awards and nominated for a National TV Award.
Clemency Green, Commissioning Editor said: “There is no condition too big, too small or embarrassing for our brand-new team of unflinching experts. The original run on Channel 4 made waves in helping to empower people to check their bodies and seek medical assistance without shame, so I can’t wait to once again be confronted, fascinated and informed on the many and varied problems that walk into our new clinic.
With ‘Doctor Google’ being the first port of call for many people with embarrassing ailments, I hope this new series will offer some comfort, crucial medical advice and encouragement to seek help where needed”
Maverick’s CEO, Simon Knight said: Embarrassing Bodies was a ground-breaking series for Channel 4 which helped people navigate often misunderstood conditions and, in some instances, actually saved lives. Maverick TV is delighted to bring this gripping format to a new audience on E4 and we look forward to welcoming patients and offering the answers, advice and treatment they need.
The series will return to E4 in 2022.