About the Show
Entertaining transformational battles against the odds. Intrepid volunteers are plucked from their natural habitat and given just four weeks to master a skill well enough to fool a panel of expert judges.
Factory Worker to Fashion Designer
Twenty-four-year-old factory worker Mick Wigham leaves the grittiness of the production line for the glamour of the catwalk as he tries to fake it as a fashion designer.
History of Art Student to Graffiti Artist
Twenty-year-old country boy James Sawyer has four weeks to shed the tweeds, move into an urban jungle and convince us that he's a streetwise graffiti artist.
Clog Dancer to Backing Dancer
Jessica Wright is a 25-year-old clog dancer from Cornwall, but in a few weeks she will be performing with R&B singer Jamelia in front of thousands, live at Earls Court.
Chess Player to Football Manager
Former professional chess player Maximillion Devereaux trades his chessboard and rural idyll for the football pitch as he attempts to fake it as a football manager in a month.
Faking It Changed My Life
A look back at the 2002 series of Faking It, following up on some remarkable developments in the lives of the participants.
Newsagent to Showbiz Reporter
Twenty-nine-year-old working mum Jatinder Sumal puts her real life on hold and swaps bringing up children and working in the family newsagent for a crash course in TV reporting
Choir Girl to Rock Chick
Twenty-year-old Christian choirgirl Laura-Jane Foley leaves behind her straight-laced Cambridge university life for London to be transformed into a rock chick.
Bicycle Courier to Polo player
Malcolm 'Woody' Woodcock, a bicycle courier from Manchester, has just four weeks in which to pass himself off as a polo player.
Ferry Stewardess to Yachtswoman
Twenty-eight-year-old Lucy Craig leaves her life as ferry stewardess behind for four weeks as she attempts to fake it as a yachtswoman.
Games Tester to Racing Driver
A 23-year-old computer games tester has just a month to swap his virtual racing world for the real one and convince a team of experts that he is a bona fide racing driver.
Punk Rocker to Orchestra Conductor
Chris Sweeney leaves behind his life as lead singer of a punk band as he tries to fake it as an orchestral conductor in just four weeks.
Web Designer to Surfer
Twenty-seven-year-old web designer Stuart Matheson leaves behind his desk-bound London life and heads for Cornwall to see if he can ride the waves and become a surfer.
Insurance Salesman to Stuntman
Matt Davies, a 31-year-old insurance man, swaps a life of risk-assessing for risk taking as he struggles to become a movie stunt man in just one month.
Kickboxer to Ballroom Dancer
Jo Weatherill, a 26-year-old black belt kickboxer from York, tries to fake it as a Latin ballroom dancer, with help from mentors Paul Harris and ex-champion Karen Hardy.
Lawyer to Garage MC
Faking It follows self-confessed 'suit' George on a month-long mission to re-invent himself as a super-cool, lyric-spitting Garage MC.
Emergency Control Opertor to TV Studio Director
Lynn Hurst, a telephone operator for the Edinburgh fire service, has just four weeks to convince some of the top names in TV that she's a live TV studio director.
Naval Officer to Drag Queen
Spence Bowdler, a 30-year-old ex-naval officer and self-confessed 'macho' man, transforms into a drag queen.
Faking it Changed My Life
Revisiting the Faking It participants we find out what impact the identity-transformation series had on their lives. From their personalities to their image, their confidence to their careers, did Faking It change them forever?
Management Consultant to Dog Trainer
Bachelor Rob Archer is a high-flying management consultant in London, but he swaps that role for one of an expert dog trainer - in just four weeks!
Showgirl to Showjumper
Shelley, a nightclub dancer from south London, has never sat on a horse. Yet, in just four weeks, she will have to re-invent herself as a show jumper, and do it so convincingly as to fool judges!
Ballet Dancer to Wrestler
Kasper Cornish is a mild-mannered, talented ballet dancer from London, yet in just one month he must transform himself into a plausible, nasty, aggressive wrestling bad-boy.
Sheep Shearer to Hairdresser
Softly-spoken country boy Gavin swaps rural bliss for the hectic streets of London to see if he can 'fake it' as a top-class hairdresser. Has he got what it takes to fool the judges?
Burgerman to Chef
Ed is a burger vendor by trade, but he's about to be transformed into a top haute cuisine chef, learning the trade in the kitchens of some of Britain's finest and most demanding chefs
Painter and Decorator to Conceptual Artist
How will painter and decorator Paul - who has no experience in art - make it as a conceptual artist in London's notoriously fickle contemporary art world?
Vicar to Car Dealer
Country vicar Nigel Done swaps his sleepy parish and clerical garb for the mean streets of Essex to learn how to be a second-hand car salesman. Will he manage the challenge?
Cellist to DJ
Straight-laced, classical cellist Sian Evans has just one month to transform herself into a hedonistic DJ club chick
Alex the Animal
Could you learn to be another person in just one month? This was the challenge for Alex Geiki, a sensitive 20-year-old student who becomes a nightclub bouncer.
Radiographer to Fashion Photographer
Twenty-seven-year-old David Keith swaps his life as a radiographer and tries to fake it as a fashion photographer in just four weeks
Faking It synopsis
Entertaining transformational battles against the odds. Intrepid volunteers are plucked from their natural habitat and given just four weeks to master a skill well enough to fool a panel of expert judges.Episode Guide >