Kaiser Chief’s lead singer, Ricky Wilson, swaps music for art in brand new CBBC show, Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam.
Kaiser Chiefs’ frontman Ricky Wilson is switching his microphone for a paintbrush in brand-new CBBC show, Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam.
As a former art teacher, each episode sees Ricky going back to his artistic roots as he invites a celebrity friend into his art studio to chat about their lives and art passions. Bringing with them three treasured objects, the celebrities will tell Ricky the stories and meaning behind them which he then uses as inspiration to create a stunning, bespoke piece of art just for them.
The famous faces joining Ricky for Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam include former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle, Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, YouTuber Joe Sugg and TV presenter Kem Cetinay, alongside a host of other athletes, social media stars and TV personalities.
Ricky will also take viewers around the UK on a tour of street art, museums and art galleries, highlighting some of the artists and creators that have inspired him. Ricky will also show his celebrity pals some of the amazing art work CBBC viewers have sent in for the show.
Speaking about the new show, Ricky says: “Art was my favourite subject at school and I’m excited to ‘don’ my Art Jam apron and create some artwork for my celebrity friends and of course show the CBBC viewers how simple it is to transform anything into a special and unique piece of art.”
Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam is produced by BBC Children’s In-House Productions and will sit on CBBC as part of Lockdown Learning, the BBC’s biggest ever educational offering now reaching more kids across more platforms.
Lockdown Learning launched on the 11 January bringing together a huge range of educational resources across BBC TV and online to aid with home-schooling. Each week, Lockdown Learning has seen an average of 5m unique visitors to BBC Bitesize online and Bitesize Daily lessons on BBC iPlayer being requested a total of 2.6m times.