TLC Launches in the UK and Ireland

Today we are raising our tea cups to the newest addition to the Discovery Communications family — TLC UK!

That’s right…the world’s biggest female entertainment channel will makes its debut in the United Kingdom and Ireland shortly at 8pm BST tonight with Your Style in His Hands, followed by Breaking Amish and Undercover Mums.

Our International colleagues are celebrating TLC’s latest launch in style, of course. Last Thursday, industry leaders and celebrities, as well as some of TLC’s most beloved personalities, gathered at cutting-edge venue Sketch for a launch party and, this week, Discovery UK employees enjoyed celebratory perks, including TLC sweets, themed themed menus, style competitions and spa treatments. Meanwhile, here in Silver Spring, we’re getting ready to head downstairs to channel the best of Britain and toast our colleagues.

The network’s programming slate includes 65 new series, including TLC U.S. hits Breaking AmishHere Comes Honey Boo and Long Island Medium, as well as Disney’s Mistresses and Devious Maids. Additionally, two live continuity announcers, Matt Wilkinson and Hannah Peckham, will present shows and live Tweets on the channel from 6 to 11pm daily – a first for Discovery in Europe.

Ready for your Transatlantic trip to celebrate? Take a trip, sans flight, with a few photos below and make sure to follow @TLC_UK on Twitter.

TLC’s UK launch invades the Discovery Communications office in London!
Jody Marsh star of TLC’s Body Builder shines for the cameras at the launch party


Going Glitzy: Celebrity host Lisa Snowdon with a relative of the star of the advertising campaign, Glitzy the micro-pig
Stars of TLC UK, Buddy Valastro of Cake Boss with Ultimate Shopper judges Holly Valance (left), and Brix Smith-Start
Looking stunning in spots, is Dawn Porter of TLC show Undercover Mums