Ch4 has commissioned Flabbergast TV to make a new life-affirming series.
Love My Face is a 4 x 1 hour format led by disability campaigner Jono Lancaster, following people with a range of visible facial differences as they seek support, advice and explore transformative treatments to help accept or address their differences.
In each episode, three individuals with facial differences — whether congenital, chronic, acquired, or perceived – receive one-on-one mental health counselling from Jono, who has seen firsthand how the world treats people differently merely because of their appearance. Jono will work with each client to figure out why they want to modify their appearance, how they might learn to accept themselves, and whether medical treatments and procedures are the best option for them.
The contributors will then meet with a team of top facial medical professionals to discuss potential bespoke treatment plans that use cutting-edge technology and equipment to assist them improve the aspects of their condition or appearance that bother them the most. Whether they choose to follow or not is up to them.
Emotional, uplifting and inspiring, Love My Face (w/t) is about celebrating difference, building confidence and self-esteem and empowering people to lead the lives they want.
Jono Lancaster said: "I'm incredibly proud to be a part of a project that supports individuals living with a facial difference make decisions that are right for them. I'm excited to have the opportunity to be able to share what I've learnt throughout my life with our candidates, in the hope that they can go forward however they choose and make those decisions with a little more self-love and confidence behind them."