BBC2 makeover strand What Not to Wear, which features acerbic presenters Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine dishing out fashion advice to shell-shocked members of the public, is to transfer to BBC1 for a celebrity special, writes Leigh Holmwood

BBC2 makeover strand What Not to Wear, which features acerbic presenters Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine dishing out fashion advice to shell-shocked members of the public, is to transfer to BBC1 for a celebrity special, writes Leigh Holmwood

The 60-minute What Not to Wear on the Red Carpet, ordered by BBC1 controller Lorraine Heggessey and controller of factual commissioning Nicola Moody, will see Woodall and Constantine giving their outspoken views on the clothes that stars wear at big events.

If it proves successful, the series could follow other BBC2 shows such as Have I Got News for You and Gimme Gimme Gimme onto BBC1 full-time.

BBC factual entertainment creative director Vicki Barrass, who is executive producing the special, told Broadcast: ?Lorraine felt it would be interesting to see whether they would transfer onto BBC1 well.'

What Not to Wear has proved a big success for BBC2 controller Jane Root, regularly pulling in an average of 3.3 million viewers. This week it won the Broadcast award for best popular factual programme or series, beating Channel 4's Faking It and Location, Location, Location.

A third full series starts on BBC2 later in the year.