After a stellar first season which blew away UK fans back in April 2019, Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make Up Star made its way over to Netflix for the rest of the world to enjoy. Make-up fans and the reality TV-obsessed all over the world got stuck into a competitive series like no other.

The first season saw a group of aspiring make-up artists tackle a series of beauty-based challenges in order to impress the judges and battle it out to win a contract to assist some of the biggest names in the make-up industry.

But after fans binge-watched all eight episodes when it was first released, and then again on Netflix, many were eagerly anticipating news of a second season.

So when will Glow Up return for season 2? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Will Glow Up return for season 2?


In July 2019, the BBC confirmed that the show would make a return for a second season, with host Stacey Dooley and judges Val and Dominic returning to our screens.

Stacey Dooley told the BBC:

We had so much fun filming the last series of Glow Up, so to be back for another with the legends Val and Dominic is a dream come true. I was blown away by the talent and creativity last time and it was a pleasure to be part of the journey. I can’t wait to get to know the new MUAs!

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Can you apply for Glow Up season 2?

Sadly not!

As the first season was such as resounding success, there was little time between the end of series 1 and the recruitment process for series 2. In fact, the application closing date was way back on Sunday, July 7th 2019.

Hopefully, if the second series is as successful, they will continue for a third.

There are plenty of MUAs out there ready to compete!

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Glow Up: Season 2 start date

  • The first episode of series 2 will be released on BBC iPlayer on Thursday, May 14th.

It is likely that season 2 would air on Netflix later on in the year, hopefully, sooner than December if it is as successful as we anticipate!



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