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Mother knows best.
She brings you into the world and she's on hand to kiss it all better
and guide you through the pitfalls of youth before pushing you out
into the big, wide world.
Unless she's pushing you out the way to get to Top Shop.
Up and down this United Kingdom,
mums are refusing point blank to grow up.
I could still pull young lads. I've no doubt I can.
They're outraging their daughters with their behaviour...
Oh, my God! Would you like your mum dancing like that?
..and their outfits.
Oh, their outfits...
This is Hotter Than My Daughter,
where we attempt to resolve mum-and-daughter style rivalries
and tackle the issues that lie beneath...
Oh, my God. Mum, what are you doing?
..whether it's a mum who's more Lady Gaga than Lady Di...
Have I not got a nice figure?
..or a daughter who loves her cardie more than the party.
I don't want attention. I just want to feel happy in what I wear.
We ask an honest jury to tell us, and our mums and daughters,
what they really think of the style crimes on show...
-Way too much boobs.
..and then we give the mother of all make-overs to our troubled twosome.
Welcome to Hotter Than My Daughter.
Coming up on the show,
we meet the Spanish siren who's determined to be, well, feminine...
This is feminine. It's ultra-feminine.
It's really feminine. I think it's got to look feminine.
..and her long-suffering daughter, who's desperate to be different.
-You look absolutely gorgeous.
-It's horrible. Get it off me.
Mum-and-daughter relationships can be thorny at the best of times,
but imagine how complicated that situation gets
when Mum is a sexy glamour model.
My mum is wild. Completely wild.
Tarty. Slaggy. Sorry!
This is a prime example.
It's showing her boobs and her bum, which is what you like to do.
-I'm the mum in role reversal, and this is like having a kid.
That is absolutely disgusting.
I could happily live in Converse, leggings and a vest top.
I would use that to mop the floor.
I think I'm a secret chav.
I've got it deep down, a bit of chavness.
I'd just love to see you, like,
y'know, a bit flamboyant, a little bit kind of glammed up.
What an absolute cheek!
I am hotter than my daughter.
56-year-old glamour girl Carolene Lancefield is one sexy grandma.
Ugh! Where's your frog? Is it here? Ugh!
This might put you off kids for life.
She had her only daughter at 30 and split with the father
before baby Alysha was even born.
Right back from when I was pregnant, there was so many problems.
He's got a heart of gold, but a professional gambler -
he's never going to change.
She raised Alysha on her own
while holding down bar and cleaning jobs at the same time.
It was like I can't live with that insecurity, not having money
to pay the rent, not having money to buy nappies and stuff like that.
Y'know, it was more, my priority was for my daughter.
Now Alysha is all grown up, Carolene has more financial freedom
and is enjoying life as a lingerie model.
I love the feel of leather.
I love the silky, stroke-y kind of materials.
Have you got big sizes?
I didn't probably think
that I was going to be doing glamour modelling or something in my fifties.
I was always going to be a rich man's wife!
Do you like? Does my bum look big in these?
Nice and snug.
Don't get me wrong, she looks good.
My mum's got an amazing body,
really smooth skin, no wrinkles.
Feels nice. Looks pretty.
Yeah, I don't know how she's managed
to get away with having a wrinkle-free face.
Maybe one day it'll catch up with her and she'll look like a tea bag.
I feel hot.
I'll be the oldest swinger in town.
Even when I'm 100, I'll be there on the dance floor with my Zimmer frame,
I think that's a good thing,
that she's young-minded and she wants to go out and have fun,
fair enough, but sometimes, she don't know where to stop.
It was Alysha who encouraged her mum to enter the glamour game
after she took similar jobs to pay for her education.
I sort of did it for the money,
but my mum actually does it cos she enjoys it.
Now 26, Alysha has turned her back on the modelling world
and lives in London with her partner and two kids.
I mean, I got pregnant when I was 23.
I had both my babies really, really close together.
I found that really hard, but it made me grow up, like I had to.
These two are extremely close
and have gone to long lengths to prove it.
So, she got my name tattooed.
I've got a picture of her from when she was 21 there,
I think, 21 or 22 there.
So that's my mum when she was younger.
But there is one thing they have never agreed about.
So that would go round your back bit.
No, it doesn't! If you have that, you would have everything showing.
No, I... No...
Cos you dress like a slut.
You always have cleavage out.
Well, they poke out! I can't help it!
I've got a flat chest, I haven't got no cleavage to hang out.
She's got my share, I think. Me army trousers.
I love them, even though the bottoms are all scuffed.
But they're really comfy.
I probably look like a bit of a slob sometimes.
-I would wear that with a pair of leggings
and a pair of white Converse and be done.
The kids will have a snotty nose,
and I'll just get my top and wipe their nose,
and I'll have snot stains all over me.
And then I'd probably sleep in it, as well, that night.
You would, as well! You're horrible!
I just need Alysha to appreciate just how gorgeous she is.
I'd like to see my mum in...something classy,
something that doesn't show off everything
but still lets people know that she's got a good figure.
Even for someone as gorgeous as Alysha, her insecurities stem from
what plagues most women throughout their lives.
Yep, it's the old body issues. I popped in to find out more.
OK, tell me a bit about your style, then, Alysha.
I think it's routine and habit now.
It is probably since I've had kids.
But I can't blame then, because I do have time to make an effort.
They'll be playing and I could be choosing something nice to wear.
Alysha, to me, she's a beautiful, stunning girl, but she doesn't think
she can wear dresses or skirts, cos she thinks she's got skinny legs.
I've got twig legs. I dunno, I don't like having little, skinny legs.
I'd like shapely, womanly legs.
Her biggest bane...is her boobs.
She's always wanted a boob job, actually.
I didn't inherit the big boobs, you see, so I'm a bit jealous.
I know you're a young mum, but that's the main thing,
you're still young.
And you do need to make the most of yourself,
you do need to still make the effort.
Mm-hm. I know I need to.
So I don't think I have to ask you, but I was hoping
you'd let me take you and your mum to Hotness Heaven,
and we're going to tone your mum down a little bit, like you want,
and maybe, for your mum, you can spruce yourself up a bit.
-I think I need to.
So Carolene and Alysha hot-stepped it to Hotness Heaven,
where we've assembled the very best primpers and preeners,
who can't wait to get their hands on them.
Carolene, Alysha, how are you feeling?
-Nervous. Very nervous.
What's making you nervous, Alysha?
I have a feeling I'm going to be put in a dress.
Carolene, you want to grow old disgracefully,
so what's the worst thing we could do to you today?
-We don't do fuddy-duddy here.
No, I didn't think so. You have a reputation to maintain, don't you?
These two are safe in the hands of our expert stylists now,
but I think they've got their work cut out toning Carolene down.
What's the most embarrassing thing your mum's ever done?
We went out for my cousin's hen night, and I went to the toilet,
I came back and she was doing a striptease
down to her bra and knickers in the club.
A striptease? No way!
I do silly things sometimes and I'm not the most kind of "normal" mum.
And now it's time to see the results. I love this bit!
Mum-of-two Alysha never bothered with her appearance.
Her clothes were old and tatty,
and her hair was supplemented by ratty extensions.
And this is the new Alysha.
We finally get to see a bit of that fabulous figure.
We would never want her to feel uncomfortable, so we've kept it
understated and elegant. But what will she think?
Oh, my God.
-Actually, I do really like it.
-Yeah? You're getting emotional!
-It's all right.
-What do you love about it?
-Erm, I'm actually not repulsed by my legs.
Look at those legs!
I think that's the most shocking thing, I thought I would be.
-I really like the hair.
And the jacket. I love the jacket.
Love the jacket.
The colour of the dress I love, the belt, the shoes.
So do you think this might convince you to ditch
the comfy clothes for something a bit more adventurous?
I will probably now wear a dress out.
If I go out, I'll probably wear a dress, which I've never done!
That's brilliant! All round, good job? Yay!
And now it's Carolene's turn.
This is what Carolene looked like
when she first stepped in to Hotness Heaven.
Her cleavage was showing just as much as her roots.
What a transformation.
The blonde hair has made way for a fiery red,
and we've gone for a vampy daytime look.
Let's hope she still feels hot!
Hey! It's a whole new me!
Hello, hot momma!
-Let's see you in the mirror.
What do you think?
I like it. I could get very, very used to being dark and...
..being a fiery redhead?
Hey, you know what they say about redheads.
And with this top, there's no more accidental boob spillage, is there?
No, I'm quite covered and conservative but still sexy.
Extremely sexy, I would say, yeah!
Shall we test it out later? Shall we go hit the town?
So Carolene and Alysha's old look is consigned to history.
They're about to see each other's new look on the Hotter catwalk.
So, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Carolene and Alysha.
Let's see who's hotter.
Hey, ladies! Oh, what's wrong?!
-She looks lovely.
-Yeah? You like it?
So does she! She always does.
You look really, really stylish.
-I love it. Your hair looks wicked.
-I love it, yeah.
And, Carolene, what do you think about Alysha?
She looks amazing, doesn't she?
She's a glamour puss whatever she's in, but she looks amazing.
The hair's gorgeous, make-up's gorgeous.
She's just my gorgeous girl!
And no more baggy clothes.
We're ready for a night on the town.
Now, one thing you can guarantee about mums and daughters
is they're not short of an opinion. Or several.
I think cosmetic surgery is fine
if you're doing it for a really good reason.
I don't like it when women have their lips done.
I would say the same, actually.
Really trout pout or when they've got no facial movement,
so people can't move their eyebrows and you don't know
if they're happy or sad or if they're just not listening.
-No expression whatsoever.
-I think I would have Botox.
-You think you would?
-I think I would, yeah.
That's the only thing, I think.
But as you get older,
I would say I would never say never to cosmetic surgery.
I've breast-fed four children. I need a little bit of help!
I'd love an eye lift, if there's one going.
I'm all for it, and I'm looking forward to having it done soon.
Now let's meet Carmen and Becky, a pair of Scottish sirens at war over style.
I'd describe my mum as being a drama queen...
Look at me, darling! Femininity!
-Whoo, whoo! Feminine!
..a total exhibitionist.
-That is short.
-She has to be the centre of attention all the time.
Whoo! Whoo! Whoo-whoo! Whoo!
What a joke!
You look ridiculous.
I think I am definitely hotter than my daughter.
I wouldn't dare go out on the street looking like that!
48 year-old artist Carmen Taylor lives with her only child, Becky,
in the far north of Scotland.
And they're not your run of the mill mother and daughter.
Since I can remember, she always walks around starkers!
Like no clothes on, totally naked all the time.
Look, here I am! Aren't I beautiful?
She used to Hoover in the nude.
Carmen had Becky at 25 but split with the father
four and a half years later.
My mum is a complete hippy.
Since I was born, she home educated me.
Since then, the two have become each other's world.
And have trotted the globe together.
When we were in Spain, her dresses used to be so low-cut.
A lot of these dresses were kind of partially see through.
A lot of time she didn't wear bras.
That is really embarrassing.
Single for the last eight years,
Carmen forges her living as an artist.
As soon as you say to someone, "I'm an abstract artist,"
they just immediately think you throw a bucket of paint on the wall.
Carmen sees herself as a true Bohemian.
She and Becky keep themselves to themselves.
It was very erotic for me.
I really enjoy this painting immensely.
23 year-old Becky is unemployed.
She spends most of her time at home with just mum for company,
and has little motivation for work or socialising.
If she had her way, she would lay around in her pyjamas all day.
Carmen wants Becky out of her pyjamas
and into a mini version of herself.
Showing your feminine side. This is feminine. It's ultra feminine.
It's really feminine.
I think it's good to look feminine.
-Why do you think what you've got on is feminine?
-It's obvious it is.
It's not feminine, it's tacky.
But Carmen's constant nagging about being, well, feminine,
has pushed her daughter in the opposite style direction.
She's all into rock bands. Led Zeppelin is her favourite band.
And she likes the leather jackets and she likes the grungy look.
This is my jacket. I love it. It's cool.
Well, I just think, "Where's her motorbike?", you know? Mad Max!
I love it. You know.
Mum and daughter are now locked in a battle of wills,
-each convinced the other is wrong.
-Look at you!
You look like something that works at the Moulin Rouge.
I think she's unaware of her body shape, perhaps,
and so she'll dress a certain way and it'll look vulgar.
Dolly Parton wore something like this.
Nobody pointed the finger at her. She had bigger tits.
So, she's your like role model?
I think she's a wonderful woman. She's feminine, sweet.
-She's certainly not a slut.
-My mum may think she's the hottest,
but the low-cut tops and dresses have to go.
Well I don't think, by a long shot, Becky's maximising her potential.
I remember when you put that on, with your make-up and your hair up,
and you stood at the top of the staircase, you looked like
-Oh, shut up!
You looked absolutely gorgeous.
It's horrible. Get it off me.
She could be hotter.
Just she needs to get the confidence to feel the heat.
Judging by that, these two definitely need some help,
-so I hot-footed it to Scotland to find out more.
Hi! Thank you.
-What's the problem here?
-I hate everything she wears
-and everything in her wardrobe.
-If we go in an underwear shop,
I'm always pointing out to her very feminine underwear.
You don't always have to dress for a man.
-It's just for yourself, to feel feminine.
-It can't make you feminine.
Surely it's more important what your personality's like.
I think it's not just what you wear over your underwear that's important.
Why are you digging my underwear?
You don't even know what my underwear looks like.
-The thing is...
-I don't want to look tacky and sleazy.
-So, you might as well say slutty.
-Yeah, well, yeah.
I do not look slutty.
You do. You totally do. I think the way she dresses lets her down.
No, you're completely wrong.
-I think if you just...
-This is what makes me... I do look classy.
How can you say you look classy?!
-Because I do.
-How's that classy?!
-What's wrong with it?!
I haven't got my tits hanging out!
-Yes, you do!
-Where?! They're covered.
These two are in clear need of some style counsel.
In the local boutique,
I found the perfect jury ready to give their verdict.
-Hello, fashionable people of Scotland!
Today, I present to you a case of serious fashion crime.
It's down to you to pass judgment.
So, will our defendants please step forward?
OK, what do you think about Carmen's look?
-I love your hair but...
Your boobies are mental!
There's so much going on.
I can see your boobs before I look at your face.
I just think it's a part of a woman's body.
It's too tight for you.
Yeah, she always buys clothes that are too small for her.
I like the skirt but I think it does look like you're wearing underwear.
And what do you think about Becky's look?
You need to show a bit more skin yourself. Show your shape.
I don't know...
She feels insecure because she's put on weight.
The clothes that I had either feel tighter or, you know.
-You'd never notice you'd put on weight.
You look a very healthy size.
-I feel really, just uncomfortable about that.
I would have a field day dressing you!
I would absolutely love to dress you both.
Because I think, "Oh, these guys look amazing,
"but they could look better!".
It seems the jury has hit a raw nerve about Becky's weight.
I want to dig a little deeper.
Carmen, tell me about Becky.
She's got absolutely no self confidence, no self esteem.
For some reason, she's got it into her head she's obese.
I always used to dress up and always made an effort
to look really nice and stuff but since, you know, getting fat...
-You are so not even close to fat.
-I am, I am, I know I am.
I can see in the mirror and I know how much weight I've put on.
So, I feel totally uncomfortable.
She's completely inhibited about her body.
And she's got all these hang-ups.
Either her breasts are too small, she says she's got a huge J-Lo bum.
She says her thighs are too big, she's got a huge Buddha belly.
-I don't see that person.
-I don't see that at all.
Now, your mum has been trying to tell you for a long time
that you are gorgeous, and she wants you to make the most of it.
I don't want to cry. I've got so much make-up on.
It really upsets me because I just feel she's totally wasting herself.
Being skinny won't make you happy,
-but making the best of yourself will.
So I'm thinking you'll come to Hotness Heaven with me
and we'll give you a different look.
And maybe then you won't focus on the weight thing so much.
-What do you think?
-I just want to feel comfortable, but the way I am.
-Who I am.
-Have we got a deal?
-Good. Cos it's about time you saw yourself in a different light.
Yeah. Thank you.
I cannot wait to get started!
And, without further ado, we whisked Carmen and Becky off
to our sartorial sanctuary where lying in wait
are some of the very best stylists, gagging to get to grips with them.
We've taken the jury's comments on-board, and we're going to see
if we can strike a style balance in this particular relationship.
-Ladies, welcome to Hotness Heaven. How are you feeling?
Becky, what is the worst thing we could do to you today?
Make me look conservative and chop my hair off.
-What would you hate for us to do, Carmen?
Make me look like Margaret Thatcher.
Shame. Carmen might have suited a Maggie bouffant.
Anyway, these two are in the hands of our style team now,
and they don't have a clue what we've got planned for them.
We'll keep our mirrors under wraps, too,
so as not to spoil the surprise.
Becky, do you think because your mum's so outgoing and flamboyant
and sexy, you sometimes feel like you're in the shadows?
I've never been used to being centre of attention
because my mum's there and, you know,
-if we've gone out together, it's always all about her.
-I wouldn't say
it intimidates her, it just makes her feel a little bit like
she'd like to get some of the attention.
But I'm kind of a bit overpowering. And I don't do it deliberately.
I don't do it intentionally. It's just the way I am.
So now our mum and daughter get to see
their brand new look for the very first time.
First up, it's Becky.
Becky just didn't have the confidence
to step out from behind mum's shadow.
Always hiding in jeans, t-shirts and tops.
But now it's a different story.
Her stunning Titian hair has been layered
and given some rebel red highlights.
While this empire line siren frock rocks her curves.
But will Becky like the look?
Oh, my God. Oh, my God!
Hi, Becky. What do you think?
I absolutely love my hair.
It is gorgeous. I love the colour.
I love my make-up.
Oh, you do?
I just look completely different.
Em, "hello" about the figure.
Yeah, I've got a little waist.
Did you think you would look like this?
Not at all. I look gorgeous.
And now it's Carmen's turn.
When I first met Carmen, she was stuck in a style timewarp.
Round about the Spanish Civil War.
Everything was on display in her attempts to look feminine.
But it's all change now.
Carmen's rocking a hot new look with her 50s-inspired dress.
Which covers up that troublesome bosom.
I reckon she looks miles better. But what will she make of it?
Oh, my God!
Hey, Carmen. How do you feel?
Yeah, I'm just a little bit shocked, to be honest with you. I'm shocked.
Erm... I love the hair, I love the style, it is really lovely.
I love the dress. I don't recognise myself.
Well, what we tried to do was make you a bit more classy,
but not too mumsy because that's not your spirit.
I really love the style.
I'll definitely be wearing more dresses like this, for sure.
You don't need to be showing your breasts to look sexy.
I'm definitely going to change.
The last time Carmen and Becky saw each other, they looked like this.
Now they're in for a shock.
It's finally time for Carmen and Becky to see what we've been up to,
so, with a lot of excitement and a big dollop of nerves,
it's time to see what the ladies look like.
It's time to see who's hotter.
You look gorgeous!
Look at your highlights. You look absolutely stunning.
Are you actually speechless for the first time in your life?
First time ever.
You had a grungy daughter before, and now she looks like a siren.
Incredible. She looks like a movie star.
She looks prettier than a movie star.
She looks young and she looks more confident.
I just feel totally different.
My hair feels like lion.
I don't know, I just feel great, really confident.
-Becky, what do you think of your mum?
-I think she looks gorgeous.
I absolutely love what she's wearing.
I love her hair. It just softens her features. Everything.
I think she looks fantastic.
-You look absolutely beautiful.
So, Carmen and Becky headed back to the Highlands,
happy with their hair, their outfits and, most importantly, each other.
While Carolene and Alysha, they returned to Chingford, looking lush.
Minus the hair extensions.
This was Hotter Than My Daughter,
where mums don't ban their daughters from wearing hotpants,
they borrow them. Can I send these to Simon Cowell?
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Liz McClarnon presents a series about mothers and daughters at war over their wardrobes and their relationships.
57-year-old mum Carolene is both a grandma and a glamour model. Daughter Alysha wishes her mum would tone it down, but Carolene wishes Alysha could rediscover her pre-kids hotness.
In the highlands of Scotland, daughter Becky is all about the grunge as a reaction to mum Carmen's cleavage-flaunting ways. Can they meet in the middle?