Knebworth has provided the film location for many famous television series and movies. The latest is inspirational fashion show How to Look Good Naked. The presenter, Gok Wan, shows women how to look fantastic with their clothes on or off (no matter what their body shape) and all without a surgeon’s scalpel in sight.
The successful TV series is celebrating its sixth season by filming a three-part special. In “How to Look Good Naked…with a Difference” Gok meets three women with disabilities and pulls out every trick in the book, as well as learning some new ones, to boost their self-esteem.
The second episode of the mini-series, due to air on Channel 4 on 26th January, was filmed, in part, at Knebworth House. In this episode Gok meets Claire Smith, a 44-year-old mother of three children, who lost her leg 4 years ago in a motorbike accident. To conceal her prosthetic limb she hides under drab clothes. He taps into her love for cars to help her relax into a glam shot with a classic Jaguar and she looks a million dollars – but did Gok do enough to enable Claire to face the modelling runway at the end of the show?
This episode also discusses the issue of disability being under-represented in high street fashion and helps two of the ladies pull together a fashion ad campaign idea with a differnce. 29-year-old student John McFall also talks about his refusal to let amputation destroy his Olympic dream - he was just one of 11 incredible people to bare all in the banqueting hall in one of Gok’s legendary naked group photoshoots.