7 Wonder’s Health Detectives Lands Channel 4 Order


LONDON: Channel 4 has commissioned 7 Wonder’s new program The Health Detectives, which seeks to separate truth from myth with regard to wellness fads and rumors.

Presenters Cherry Healey, Dr. Pixie McKenna and science journalist Dara Mohammadi will examine shocking body problems, social media rumors and health trends that have gone viral. The half-hour program will look into whether it’s possible to get drunk on chips and other strange propositions. Through access to cutting-edge experiments and medical phenomena, The Health Detectives will debunk myths and reveal some of the latest advances in medical research and development, helping viewers to gain a better understanding of their own bodies along the way.

Simone Haywood, Channel 4’s commissioning editor for formats who ordered the program, said, “With many of us turning to the internet to find solutions to our health problems, this program takes a look at the solutions that have gone viral, as well as some of the health hoaxes on social media.”

Jeremy Lee, executive producer at 7 Wonder, added, “Every day we are bombarded with unbelievable stories about our bodies on social media and in the tabloids, which leaves people unsure of what to believe is true. The Health Detectives will address some of these stories, exploring the causes and science behind them, however cheeky they may be. We’re really excited about the show and building on our heritage of creating informative, yet entertaining programming.”

Dom Bird, head of formats for Channel 4, commissioned The Health Detectives along with Haywood. The executive producers for 7 Wonder are Jeremy Lee and Alexandra Fraser. 7 Wonder is backed by Seven Network Australia.