Channel Five (UK) commissioned Flame TV to produce Celebrity Swap, a series following two different celebrities each week as they undergo the ultimate makeover: one star couple swap gender, another age, another race and a fourth class. They then try to fool close friends or family.
In the ‘Age Swap’ programme for the second season Julie Goodyear and Peter Andre swapped ages. Sixty-something ex-soap star Julie underwent an extensive makeup process to become Linda Hart, a punkish TV producer in her forties.
Neill claimed that: ‘You will see these stars transformed to the point where their own mothers don’t recognise them in close proximity.’