UK TV channel Five commissioned Flame TV to produce Celebrity Swap, following two different celebrities each week as they underwent the ultimate makeover: swapping gender, age, race, or class. They then tried to fool close friends or family. The series followed the pilot Gender Swap, which saw Carol Smillie and Shaun Williamson transformed.
In one episode TV presenter Vicki Butler-Henderson swapped genders with David Dickinson: she becomes a bald geezer called Bill who went for a driving lesson with her brother.
Neill claimed at the time that: ‘You will see these stars transformed to the point where their own mothers don’t recognise them in close proximity.’