The new series sees over 20 celebrity sitters for the competing heats, featuring Dave himself, amongst others such as Stanley Tucci, Indira Varma, Freddie Highmore, Richard E Grant, Sue Perkins, Rick Wakeman, Nina Sosanya, Phil Davis, Trevor Eve, Lesley Manville, Sian Phillips, Adrian Chiles, Katie Kissoon, Raleigh Ritchie, Parminder Nagra, Ben Okri and James Norton.
The prize portrait commission for the winning artist was revealed on New Year’s Eve as television presenter and comedian Graham Norton.
Each of the celebrity sitters got to choose one of the finished portraits to keep for themselves – regardless of whether that artist went through to the next stage. According to previous artists that’s the beauty of the show - that the ‘taking part’ has been life changing for their business and profile.
Don't miss Dave's special sitting on Tuesday 21st February at 8pm on Sky Arts.