Brand new show Celebrity Painting Challenge will see six celebrities put their painting skills to the test as they battle it out to become the next Picasso.

The celebrity’s amateur artwork will be scored by a panel of industry professionals, each with a keen eye for what makes a great painting.

So, who are the Celebrity Painting Challenge 2019 judges? Here’s everything you need to know.

Celebrity Painting Challenge

What is Celebrity Painting Challenge?

Celebrity Painting Challenge is a brand new series on BBC One which stems from the hit show The Big Painting Challenge.

This time the show has six famous participants who are picking up their paint brushes in hopes of being crowned champion.

The show’s 2019 line up includes the likes of George Shelley, Phil Tufnell, Jane Seymour, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Amber Le Bon and Josie d’Arby.

Who are the judges?

You can’t have a TV competition show without a top judging panel, and Celebrity Painting Challenge has just that.

Check out who will be grading the celebrities artwork below…

Daphne Todd OBE

Daphne Todd is best known in the art world for her painted portraits, having studied at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art.

Over her career, she has received some serious artistic accolades including the BP Portrait Award from the National Portrait Gallery.

In 2002 she received the royal stamp of approval when she awarded an OBE for her services to the Arts and she even has a portrait drawing in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen.

Now she has a studio on her family farm in East Sussex, where she spends her time painting when she isn’t acting as a judge on The Big Painting Challenge and Celebrity Painting Challenge. 

Daphne Todd OBE

Lachlan Goudie

Lachlan Goudie was born in Glasglow and studied at Cambridge University before being awarded a painting scholarship for a year’s residency at Christ’s College.

Nowadays he lives in London and regularly exhibits his landscape paintings in New York, London and Edinburgh as well as working with the BBC on programmes including Secret Knowledge: The Art Of Witchcraft and Stanley Spencer: The Colours Of Clyde.

Like Daphne, Lachlan also served as a judge on The Big Painting Challenge, and this year returns to put the six famous faces to the test on Celebrity Painting Challenge.

Lachlan Goudie

When does it start?

Celebrity Painting Challenge begins Thursday, April 4th at 8 pm.

The four-part series will air on BBC One and will be available online via the BBC iPlayer.

The series will broadcast every Thursday until April 25th.


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