E4 orders factual series Teen Mum High

Jess Lizama E4 has greenlit an aspirational factual series in which six ambitious teen mums are given one big opportunity to supercharge their life experience, build confidence and learn new skills. 

Teen Mum High (w/t) is an 8 x 60 from Dragonfly Film & TV (part of Banijay UK) and Motion Content Group, and is inspired by real schools dedicated to teen mums. The show follows the young mothers as they embark on a specially-created course that could help transform their approach to their lives. 

The course will be led by a former teen mum-turned-successful entrepreneur, Jess Lizama (pictured), who had her daughter at 16 before becoming a successful, full-time lifestyle blogger, content creator and wellness coach. 

Lizama said: “I am so excited to meet these young women and their babies for so many reasons! I’ve been through what they’re going through and I’m proud to say that I know they’ll thrive. I also know that this will be a special experience for them. 

“Having a community of people to help support you, a mentor to help guide you and all the tools for success in place—well, it’s invaluable and I’m honoured to be a part of their journey. I’m thrilled to see how their goals shift during the duration of the show and what their growth will be, both professionally and personally." 

Ros Ponder, head of popular factual at Dragonfly said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing a brand-new format to E4 and looking forward to smashing some stereotypes with this surprising, funny and heartfelt series.”

Ponder exec produces with Richard Mills for Dragonfly, alongside Melanie Darlaston for Motion. 

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