July 30, 2008

Telly Spa Show Bid to Cure Sick Teens

TV STAR Amanda Hamilton is seeking troubled Scots teenagers to take part in a health spa reality show in Spain.

The nutrition guru wants youngsters with embarrassing ailments to volunteer for her new programme, Teen Spa.

Two Scots aged 16 to 19 will be whisked away to a luxurious retreat in Andalucia where experts will help them battle their problems.

Amanda, 34, said: "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Scots teenagers to get help from a range of experts at the top of their game and it will be a life-changing experience."

Producers want to hear from youngsters with extreme irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis, eczema, an overeating disorder, severe PMT, recurring cystitis, yeast infections, sleeping disorders and phobias.

They are also interested in teens with mental health issues such as self-harming or anxiety and depression.

Participants will spend a week at the hideaway in September.

Amanda added: "The show involves a dramatic detox of the mind and body and focuses on building self-confidence.

"We'll be doing yoga and outdoor activities and the participants will get a lot of follow-on nutritional support."

A spokesman for programme makers Tern TV said: "We are not looking to poke fun at any of these illnesses."

The show will be screened on BBC Scotland in January.

Edinburgh-based Amanda runs detox spas in Spain, Turkey and the French Alps.

The mum of one shot to fame on UKTV's Spa Of Embarrassing Illnesses. She also co-hosts the BBC's Something For The Weekend with Tim Lovejoy.

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