Milton Keynes contestants needed for You Are What You Eat, hosted by Trisha Goddard

The infamous health programme returns after a 14-year hiatus with a new presenter.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 2:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 2:50 pm

Milton Keynes contestants in need of altering their diet are encouraged to audition for the latest series on Channel 5

Trisha Goddard is taking over hosting duties from Gillian McKeith for the latest series, slated for six hour-long episodes.

The programme will air later this year on Channel 5, a specific date hasn't been confirmed at this time.

Trisha Goddard will be hosting the new season of You Are What You Eat, they're seeking contestants from Milton Keynes

Trisha will take contestants to task by presenting them with their very own 'bad food table'. To outline the bad habits that have led them to an unhealthy lifestyle.

Filming is an eight-week process, meaning people should be given plenty of knowledge and belief to follow these life-changing exercises and plans when the cameras leave.

Trisha Goddard, said: “I am thrilled to have been asked to do YAWYE! Many years ago, I finally worked out that what I ate helped dictate not only my physical health, but most importantly my mental health.

"Our bodies are like cars: fill it with the wrong fuel, leave it parked in one spot for way too long and bit by bit, it’s going to start falling apart! There has been extra stress on us recently because so many of us have been forced to drastically change routines and extra stress has meant that while our social lives have shrunk, the same can’t always be said for our waistlines.

"There is nothing more uplifting than finding how to create the best version of yourself. So working with people who want to improve the way they feed themselves; body and soul is really exciting.”

Channel 5 want to hear from Milton Keynes residents who struggle with dieting, a lack of an appetite or cravings that lead to uncontrollable binge-eating.

For more information on the audition process or to start an application process you can find that information here.

Contestants undergo a series of medical and nutritional tests, including the infamous poo analysis.

These tests allow the team to offer expert advice on how to follow meal plans, exercise regimes, and other essential tips.

With more technology and analysis now available to help people self improve, the new series will also dissect sleeping patterns and offer an empathetic, detailed exploration of the mental and emotional issues that are at the root of why so many of us are overeating and eat unhealthily.

Emma Westcott, vp, commissioning editor, VIACOMCBS said “Our viewers love health and medical shows, and Trisha and Dr Amir Khan are the perfect combination to re-invent this series for 2021. They will be on hand every step of the way to help motivate and inspire people to change their lifestyles for the better.”

The show is from CPL Productions and a Red Arrow Studios company programme.

Murray Boland, CPL’s Creative Director said: “The great thing about bringing back this classic format is that Channel 5 really want to do something new with it that feels warm and life affirming.

"That is exactly the kind of programme that we love to make. As the nation gets back up and running, we’re making a show that will reflect the new challenges that we all face in keeping happy and healthy – it’s a really exciting opportunity.”