Jun 12 , 2020

Masterclass: The making of E4’s Celebs Go Dating with Anthea Poli and Gareth Walker

  • When: 12th Jun 2020, 17:00-18:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

The making of... is a new strand of masterclasses that goes behind the scenes of some of Britain’s most popular and critically acclaimed tv series. Two of the programme’s key producers will discuss the mechanics of making the series plus some of the challenges they had to face along the way. Time will be allowed for audience questions, so you will get to ask the makers of some of your favourite programmes exactly how they did it.

This session looks at the making of E4’s Celebs Go Dating with Anthea Poli and Gareth Walker.


Anthea Poli is executive producer of E4’s flagship series Celebs Go Dating. She has worked on the show for the last 4 series moving from series producer to executive producer.

Anthea left the world of styling fashion magazines in 2002 when she was offered a runner’s job on The Comedy Awards for ITV - and never looked back. She went on to produce popular scripted reality shows Made In Chelsea and The Only Way Is Essex before returning back to studio spin offs including I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here…Now!, Strictly: It Takes Two, and series producing Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, Up Late With Rylan, Ex on the Beach: Body SOS & Let’s Sing & Dance for Comic Relief.

Gareth Walker is the series editor of Celebs Go Dating and has worked on four of the eight series so far. Prior to this Gareth’s credits have included Shipwrecked: Battle of The Islands, Jamie's Ministry of Food, Famous Rich and Homeless, Great British Menu, Four In A Bed and Don't Tell The Bride . Since 2013 Gareth has focused purely on edits on a variety of series from Tipping Point to Geordie Shore, working his way up from edit producer to series editor.

This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact support@screenskills.com so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.