TV screening for ‘Bodies’ on seafront

Embarassing bodies comes to Scarborough Doctors Christian Jessen and Dawn Harper enjoy the sea air 102780c news

Embarassing bodies comes to Scarborough Doctors Christian Jessen and Dawn Harper enjoy the sea air 102780c news

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A NEW series of hit TV show Embarrassing Bodies – some of which was filmed in Scarborough in July – will be screened on Channel 4 tonight.

The programme, which starts at 9pm, will feature Scarborough residents having a consultation with TV doctors Christian Jessen and Dawn Harper.

Embarassing bodies comes to Scarborough Doctor Christian Jessen with crew and fans on the seafront 102780e news

Embarassing bodies comes to Scarborough Doctor Christian Jessen with crew and fans on the seafront 102780e news

Filming took place all over the country and the episode focusing most heavily on Scarborough will be screened on February 11.

Hundreds of people flocked to the South Bay beach when filming was taking place and queued to meet the stars of the show.

The programme encourages people to seek help and advice about any embarrassing medical problems they may have been keeping under wraps.

Embarrassing Bodies researcher Grant Rowe said: “I’ve not seen the programme yet, but I’m told it looks great! Scarborough beach actually features in our opening credits, albeit briefly. I hope everyone enjoys the show.”

Many people took part in the show as it was filmed over the course of a full day. But it is not clear how many people’s stories will be featured and what sort of health issues they may reveal.

The show often focuses on rather intimate or embarrassing conditions and Dr Christian has a few theories about why people would want to share these with the nation on TV.

Speaking to the Evening News at the time he said: “I think it’s a real combination of things. Some people say to themselves ‘I’ve had this for 10 years and I just want to deal with it’.

“Others have a sense of public duty and want to help others by sharing their problems. There is also an element that people feel they know us, as they’ve seen us on TV, which is very sweet.”

He added that he is very proud of the show because it’s changing the way people think about their bodies and encouraging people to seek help.