This Time Next Year returns to ITV tonight and Davina McCall has spilled all on the new series.
Davina once again hosts the life-transforming programme This Time Next Year, airing from 8PM this evening.
Featuring extraordinary people from around the UK who will share with viewers what they pledge to change in their life by ‘This Time Next Year’. Over the course of 12 months they’ll aim to fulfil their dreams of losing weight, meeting an unknown family member, having children, or finally realising a lifelong personal ambition.
Their transformations will appear instantaneous using the programme’s ‘time travel’ style format. Once each pledge is made, the contributor will leave the studio ready to begin their challenge but just moments later will reappear completely transformed one year later, hopefully revealing a brand new them.
Revealing all about the new series, Davina said: “With this series, we have concentrated on health on wellbeing, with people making some radical changes to their lives. Anybody thinking of making changes to their health or wellbeing will be inspired by the stories we have this series.
“We don’t help them achieve their goals they have to do it themselves, and it can be really helpful to others to hear how they have done it.”
Davina admitted it was tough waiting 12 months to see what happened next.
“It’s very frustrating, especially when its these very intense stories,” she confessed. “Last series, there was a little girl who suffered from type 1 diabetes and would get regular hypos. Due to this she couldn’t go to a sleepover with her friends.
“Her family were training a puppy so that it could spot when she was going to have one of her hypos and she would be able to take the dog to the sleepovers. I regularly thought about her and if she’d been able to be with her friends.”
Unfortunately it doesn’t always work out.
Davina explained: “The people on the show know that we understand that sometimes things happen in life and it doesn’t always go to plan. So, we’re grateful to anyone who comes on to the show to explain why they haven’t achieved their goals. Its life.
“It quite difficult to come on and say that ‘I’ve not achieved it’ and we are always very proud that they do. It also helps others who are watching the show who may have set their own goals and not achieved them, to see that it does happen and you can always try and have another go, you don’t have to give up.”
This Time Next Year airs at 8PM tonight on ITV.