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The Face Australia

Sky Living - 8pm

Who's in it?

Naomi’s joined by supermodels Cheyenne Tozzi and Nicole Trunfio as they seek the new face of skincare Down Under.

In a nutshell

One of the incidental pleasures of the The Face is seeing Naomi Campbell actually saying things and interacting with people and generally being an actual human being. This is still quite a novelty with supermodels. For all her iconic fame, how often do you actually hear Kate Moss's voice? Or even see her on TV, barring make-up ads?

Of course, the other thing that makes The Face so utterly watchable is the time-honoured talent show formula of strutting wannabes having their dreams wildly dashed right in front of us. And there’s plenty of dream-dashing in the first episode of the new series, which shifts the action to Australia and sees the mentors choosing their teams from a pool of 24 contestants. Which means 50% of the wannabes are sent packing before the competition even begins.

What's the verdict?

Crack open a bottle of bubbly (that cheap cava in the cupboard will do) and toast in your favourite guilty pleasure for the next few months. Sushi snacks and catty backchat strictly optional.

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