Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell present this year’s hunt for the best portrait artist.

Nine hopefuls have brought their brushes to the Wallace Collection in London for a four-hour paint-off. Divided into three groups of three, each group is presented with a different sitter to paint – this week it’s actors Stanley Tucci, Indira Varma and Freddie Highmore.

The results across the board are stunning, but only one portrait – chosen by judges Kate Bryan, Tai-Shan Schierenberg and Kathleen Soriano – will go through to the semi-final.