VIDEO: Presenter Fern Britton in Scarborough today to film new TV art challenge

Scarborough's glorious South Bay has today been the focus for four talented artists ... and a TV camera crew filming them.

By Steve Bambridge
Sunday, 9th May 2021, 5:16 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th May 2021, 6:58 pm

The four amateur artists were filmed for the making of a new Channel 5 art challenge, which is hosted by TV celebrity Fern Britton

Fern and the TV crew enjoyed sunny weather today as they filmed on Scarborough Spa's roof terrace, and at Peasholm Park. Yesterday they had worked in less then glorious weather in Goathland.

The team are filming Watercolour Challenge, a reboot of the 1990s Channel 4 programme that was presented by Hannah Gordon.

Filming of Watercolour Challenge at the Spa.

It is being made by production company Twofour.

ITV Studios, which handles international distribution of Watercolour Challenge, says on its website: "The refreshed format will retain the brand’s original warmth, with artists competing brush to brush to see if they have what it takes to capture the beauty of Britain.

"The series will celebrate some of the country’s most beautiful views across the coast and countryside as well as architectural gems."

It says the 20-part series "will blend the artists’ skills with tips for the amateur art lover, glorious views and a daily dose of competition."

Host Fern Britton shoots an introductory piece, with the Grand Hotel in the background.

Dan Adamson, Managing Director, Twofour, said: “Watercolour Challenge remains one of the most loved daytime titles and we’re absolutely delighted to be working with the team at C5 to bring it back for their audience.

"With Fern Britton hosting from some of the most beautiful parts of the country we really hope it's as well received as the original series was."

Guy Davies, Commissioning Editor (VP) Factual Channel 5, added: “Watercolour Challenge is a feelgood classic and it’s high time to bring it back as part of Channel 5’s strengthening of daytime. This last year has seen more of us than ever before picking up the paint brushes and getting creative”.

The artists today were painting the classic view across the South Bay, featuring the Grand Hotel, castle and harbour.

Filming in Peasholm Park.