ITV has announced today a raft of brand new female focused factual documentaries, set to air on ITVBe later this year.
The four factual specials will uncover topics close to the hearts of ITV’s most-loved female personalities, including actor Jacqueline Jossa, British Olympic Boxer Nicola Adams, singer and actress Hannah Spearritt and Original The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley.
Each in turn emotional, poignant and personal, the documentaries will aim to shed light on serious topics women face in today’s society, hoping to find answers and raise awareness in the process. Each hour-long episode will focus on a different topic, from fertility issues such as IVF, to devastating symptoms following cosmetic surgery, to the everyday reality of living with an ADHD diagnosis.
Amanda Stavri, ITV’s Commissioning Editor of Reality TV said “At ITV we’re committed to depicting real-life stories for our viewers, in an authentic and truthful way- tackling important issues, myth-busting and providing important insight to create and instil change. These four equally brilliant documentaries would not have been possible without Jacqueline, Nicola & Ella, Hannah and Tanya’s support and bravery, and so we’d like to pass on our thanks to them for sharing their personal experiences to help raise awareness and bring these real-life issues to light.”
Tanya Bardsley: Me & ADHD (1 x 60)
As fans of The Real Housewives of Cheshire know, Tanya Bardsley was diagnosed 6 weeks before her 40th birthday with ADHD.
Tanya has suffered from feeling different to everyone else, but was always told this was down to anxiety and depression. Things got so bad for her that she even contemplated taking her own life.
In this revealing and personal documentary brought to you by Monkey, which is part of Universal International Studios, Tanya will talk candidly about these problems and how her life has changed with the ADHD diagnosis. Tanya’s son has also recently been diagnosed with ADHD, so she’s not only coping with her own diagnosis, but learning to be a mum to a child with the condition.