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Caroline Flack announces she's set to host Channel 4's controversial new series The Surjery



Caroline Flack has gladly announced she's set to host Channel 4's controversial new series The Surjery.

In an Instagram post shared to her account on Tuesday, the Love Island presenter, 39, enthused she's 'over the moon' in front of her first broadcaster show, months after surgeons condemned the program for 'glamorising' procedures.

Produced by Gobstopper Television, The Surjury will see young people pitch ideas for their 'dream' surgeries to convince a jury of peers and experts to implement their life-changing operations.

Exciting: Caroline Flack has gladly announced she's set to host Channel 4's controversial new series The Surjery (pictured with Hurley's pal and her dog in London on Tuesday)

Exciting: Caroline Flack has gladly announced she's set to host Channel 4's controversial new series The Surjery (pictured with Hurley's pal and her dog in London on Tuesday)

The ITV star gushed to fans: 'Over the Mooooooon to be hosting my first @channel4 show ❤️ #thesurjury @gemflossi @styledbynana @nisha_stylist' [sic].

Strictly 2014 winner Caroline rose to prominence as a host on a series of ITV programmers, including I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here NOW !, The X Factor and more recently, the Love Island dating series.

The new show will see participants go under the knife if they are given the thumbs-up by a 12-strong jury.

Contestants will have to secure 75 per cent of the jury's vote to get their procedure, and will then be invited back to 'show off the results' after a few months.

Ready to go! In a new Instagram post shared to her account, the Love Island presenter, 39, enthused she's 'over the moon' to front her first show for the broadcaster

Ready to go! In a new Instagram post shared to her account, the Love Island presenter, 39, enthused she's 'over the moon' to front her first show for the broadcaster

In good spirits: The ITV star gushed to fans: 'Over the Mooooooon to be hosting my first @channel4 show ❤️ #thesurjury @gemflossi @styledbynana @nisha_stylist'

In good spirits: The ITV star gushed to fans: 'Over the Mooooooon to be hosting my first @channel4 show ❤️ #thesurjury @gemflossi @styledbynana @nisha_stylist'

Strong career: The Strictly star rose to fame as a host on a series of ITV shows, including The X Factor (pictured with Olly Murs in November 2015) and more recently, Love Island

Strong career: The Strictly star rose to fame as a host on a series of ITV shows, including The X Factor (pictured with Olly Murs in November 2015) and more recently, Love Island

Caroline's new show has recently wrapped up filming in Manchester, and is expected to air on Channel 4 in early 2020.

Gobstopper Television is also filming a U.S. version of the format, according to Deadline.

MailOnline has contacted Caroline and Channel 4 representatives for further comment.

Earlier this year, medical professionals warned of the potential harm of the program, saying it glamorises and trivialises life-changing procedures, and could lead to a rise in botched surgeries.

Controversy: Earlier this year, surgeons condemned the program for 'glamorising' procedures (photo file)

Controversy: Earlier this year, surgeons condemned the program for 'glamorising' procedures (photo file)

Low-key: The TV personality opted for a dressed-down appearance as she stepped out with her pet pooch for a casual stroll in the English capital

Low-key: The TV personality opted for a dressed-down appearance as she stepped out with her pet pooch for a casual stroll in the English capital

Off she goes: The former Bo 'Selecta! star wrapped up against the chilly climes in a khaki green parka jacket

Off she goes: The former Bo 'Selecta! star wrapped up against the chilly climes in a khaki green parka jacket

Plot: Caroline's new show will see young people pitch ideas for their 'dream' surgeries to convince a jury of peers and experts to approve their life-changing operations

Plot: Caroline's new show will see young people pitch ideas for their 'dream' surgeries to convince a jury of peers and experts to approve their life-changing operations

Channel 4 director Ian Katz said the broadcaster's aim was to 'make entertaining, mischievous and innovative shows about the big issues and arguments in Britain today'.

The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) president and surgeon Mark Henley said: 'We are extremely concerned about the message this program portrays and its particular focus on young people.

'Based on promotional materials alone, we believe the show will make the serious decision we all need to make when considering aesthetic procedures.

'It is disappointing that, in 2019, we are still having to remind large broadcasters of the potential harm caused by glamorising cosmetic surgery – especially when targeting young adults or those with self-esteem issues.'

Channel 4 said in promoting the show: 'From boom-lifts to nose jobs, sculpted abs to breast enlargements, The Surjury allows people to explore their choices more thoroughly.'

Surgeons have suggested many people who have gone under the knife are less confident after a procedure than they were before.

Famous face: The blonde beauty is best known for her appearance on the Love Island dating series (pictured last year)

Famous face: The blonde beauty is best known for her appearance on the Love Island dating series (pictured last year)

Mark added: 'There is every chance that a show like The Surjury – which asks young people to' pitch 'their' dream 'surgery to a panel – will encourage viewers to make personal decisions about cosmetic procedures without considering all the consequences and risks, or taking the time to ensure they visit a reputable surgeon.

'This is particularly relevant given the frequency with which BAPRAS surgeons are having to perform complicated reconstructive procedures on individuals who have received' botched surgery 'both at home and abroad.'

Ross McCarthy, executive producer for Gobstopper, said when the show was first announced: 'This is a whole new way of doing peer-to-peer advice.

A Channel 4 spokesperson said: 'Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly mainstream.

'Rather than a disapproving finger wag, this new series looks at who wants it, and why – and allows those who make a strong case for their peers to undergo their procedure of choice.

'The show will neither glamorize nor condone their choices: the aim is to interrogate the realities.

'All contributors featured in the series have been actively seeking their own accord. All contributors will be independently evaluated by the clinic that will carry out their procedure. '

Goals: Channel 4 director Ian Katz says the broadcaster's aim was to 'make entertaining, mischievous and innovative shows about the big issues and arguments in Britain today' (file photo)

Goals: Channel 4 director Ian Katz says the broadcaster's aim was to 'make entertaining, mischievous and innovative shows about the big issues and arguments in Britain today' (file photo)


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