Glow Up Season 4: Details We Know So Far

First debuting on BBC Three in 2019 and then later that same year on Netflix, "Glow Up: Next Make-Up Star" has become a staple reality television show for many. As The Cinemaholic reports, the reality series pits aspiring makeup artists against one another in a series of interesting challenges intended to showcase the amazing skills that they possess. The show managed to artfully play upon the rising popularity of YouTube beauty bloggers and rising social media stars. The series, which is judged by professional makeup artists Dominic Skinner and Val Garland, has run for three seasons so far on BBC Three and Netflix, the last of which aired in July 2021.

"It was so much fun to film and so great to see the passion of these MUAs," Garland told British Vogue in 2019. "They are all great make-up artists in their own right, but what the show does is test their ability to work under pressure and across a whole range of different schools of make-up. The camera is on you the whole time, and the pressure to do good make-up in a short time frame is pretty huge. Some people can hack the pressure, others fall to pieces, but hopefully all of them walked away having learned something. I was really pleasantly surprised by the daring and creativity of some of the artists."

Read on to discover what we have learned about the fourth season of "Glow Up."

When will the fourth season of the show debut?

At this point, no news regarding the fourth season of "Glow Up" has been announced by BBC or Netflix. Given its track record, though, it is likely that the show will run on BBC Three prior to dropping on Netflix, as The Cinemaholic reported. The publication has theorized that fans might be able to expect a new season of the show to debut at some point during the summer of 2022.

In the true spirit of the show, which has championed inclusivity, its third season winner is someone who had to overcome quite a few obstacles to secure her win. Talented makeup and special effects artist Sophie Baverstock impressed the judges enough to be given the first place title on "Glow Up." However, it wasn't easy for the artist, who has autism, to overcome her shyness to speak about her creations. During an interview with, Baverstock revealed that the cast and crew were incredibly supportive and nurturing throughout her time on the show. "One of the cameramen gave me a pep talk once and was like, saying to me: 'You are good enough.' Even now, it was probably one of the biggest moments for me, because it was just a regular guy that knew nothing about make-up and he was saying the things that people tell me all the time, but maybe hearing it from someone not in the industry ... it was quite nice,'" Baverstock said.

Who will be appearing in the fourth season of Glow Up?

As previously mentioned, Netflix and BBC have yet to release any information about the fourth season of "Glow Up" — this also includes who might be appearing in the show. It's likely that, if a fourth season is to exist, it will follow the same structure as past seasons, meaning that it will be judged by professional makeup artists Dominic Skinner and Val Garland, along with a special guest judge that changes every episode, per Newsweek.

During the third season of "Glow Up," the show became one of the first to incorporate the pronouns of each contestant into their introductions. Jack Oliver, a non-binary contestant on the third season of "Glow Up" helped the show move forward in this revolutionary way. "I ticked the box of my birth gender but added that I don't agree," Oliver told HELLO. "Once I had a call with them, that became a topic of conversation and we chatted about it. ... We had a meeting on the topic during the audition process, and I suggested that adding pronouns alongside our names, age and job would be an easy way to do things. We spoke about it a lot, and I knew my pronouns would be included in some way, but I didn't know it was actually going to appear on screen until I saw the show. ... I've had hundreds of messages from people, it just makes non-binary people so happy to see that representation on television."

The former host of Glow Up was fired

Fans of "Glow Up" were confused when former host, Stacey Dooley, was not there to greet the new contestants. In her place was television personality Maya Jama, who swiftly took over hosting duties from Dooley, much to the dismay of her fans who grew to appreciate her warmth towards the contestants. According to The Sun, though, BBC was not as smitten with Dooley. Dooley was allegedly fired from the show after appearing in a 2020 Clairol campaign. Appearing in this beauty campaign was said to go against the BBC's rules. "They are sick of people using their platform to go off and earn private money," a source close to BBC told Daily Mail.

Despite the hosting shakeup, Jama appears to have landed her dream role on "Glow Up." "I love this kind of stuff, like the whole dynamic of somebody that has a little dream or a big dream," Jama told The Guardian. "And this is like my dream, what I'm doing at the moment ... the message that I try to push out there is that no matter where you're from, no matter what your start in life is, no matter what situations you've been put in or setbacks or losses, you can do whatever you want to do. If you put your mind to it, you can actually chase your dream. It sounds so corny, but it's real life."