Making TV a reality in Brighton

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You could hunker down and watch Strictly and the X Factor in your living room this evening or you could make a beeline for Brighton and Hove and make like one of the TV contestants yourself.

For the city-by-sea is offering visitors the chance to created their own reality TV tales this winter – whether it be singing X Factor-style at Lucky Voice or perfecting ballroom moves at the Brighton Dome in honour of Strictly Come Dancing.

For a hands-on experience The Great British Bake Off can be recreated with a cookery class at Jamie Oliver’s Recipes whilst Kristie’s Craft Britain is rivalled at the Painting Pottery Cafe.

Property lovers aren’t neglected either: they can get their Grand Designs dose at the eco-friendly Earthship community building and fuel their fondness for Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare by chronicling the renovation of Stanmer House – Brighton’s stylish wedding and events venue.

The iconic Snooper’s Paradise flea market provides a perfect Antiques Roadshow alternative whilst the Booth Museum of Natural History, is Brighton’s own Planet Dinosaur, perfect for history buffs. Answer QI questions about the famous city-by-the-sea on a Walkie Talkie tour with alternative historian Rose Collis, and see Downtown Abbey come to life at the Royal Pavillion and Preston Manor.

Finally fashion forward visitors will be in retail heaven browsing around more than 300 independent boutiques in and around the North Laine and Lanes area giving a Fashion Fix that Gok would be envious of. Travellers can get suited and booted Apprentice-style at Gresham Blake, whilst The Lane’s Health and Beauty can help The Only Way is Essex fans dazzle with a vajazzle or any number of tamer treatments.

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