Discovery signs Holly Valance, Brix Smith-Start and Paul Hartnett to front new fashion-focussed lifestyle series

Ultimate Shopper premieres on Discovery Real Time this winter

  • Holly Valance, Brix Smith-Start and Paul Hartnett to judge the ultimate shopping competition in brand new seven-part series for Discovery Real Time;
  • Four fashionistas go head-to-head in a series of style-based challenges in each episode of Ultimate Shopper;
  • Ultimate Shopper is produced for Discovery Networks International by betty

Discovery announces today that Holly Valance, Brix Smith Start and Paul Hartnett have been signed to front brand new 7-part series Ultimate Shopper to air on Discovery Real Time in the UK this winter, and across Discovery Networks International.

Ultimate Shopper is a shopaholic’s dream, each week letting loose four self-proclaimed fashionistas in their ultimate store. Here they must outdo their opponents in a series of three style-based challenges set and judged by our panel of experts: actress, singer and modern pop culture icon Holly Valance, fashion guru Brix Smith-Start (Gok’s Fashion Fix), and fashion photographer and writer, Paul Hartnett, along with a different guest judge each week. Whether it is crafting the perfect look for a first date, or donning the right outfit for a second job interview, the four top shoppers must dress to impress the judges who will be assessing them on their chic creativity and quick-thinking fashion sense.

Holly said: “I am thrilled to work with Discovery on this fresh and fun new idea from Betty TV. I’m passionate about fashion and this show will bring some great tips and guides to the viewer whilst adding a human story element.”



Ultimate Shopper is produced for DNI by betty, the UK production house acquired by Discovery Communications in 2011. The series will air on Discovery Real Time in the UK this autumn and on TLC internationally – over 150 markets across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.