Channel 4 has commissioned two new home makeover shows, Worst House on the Street from South Shore and Motion Content Group and The Great Home Transformation from BBC Studios.

Worst House on the Street (6 x 60) follows brother and sister property developers Scarlette and Stuart Douglas using their expertise to help families transform run-down houses into dream homes without blowing the bank.

The pair will use “every trick in their book to help families make their money go further.” At the end of the project they’ll reveal how much their changes have increased the value of the property by.

Scarlette and Stuart said “Over many years, we have honed the skill of redeveloping properties whilst extracting the most value from the finances available. As brother and sister, our candid and honest relationship has helped us refine our process to achieve the best results. Together we have redesigned and renovated numerous properties, transforming them from uninspiring bricks and mortar to desirable and profitable homes.”

Produced out of South Shore’s Cardiff production office, Head of South Shore Wales Simon Kerfoot said “Stuart and Scarlette have got some incredible tips, tricks and hacks up their sleeves that will guarantee our thrifty home owners pull off renovations far in excess of their budgets or expectations.”

Clemency Green, Senior Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 Daytime and Features said “Everyone is under pressure to make their money go further these days. Scarlette and Stuart will demonstrate how, with some tried and tested tricks,  it is possible to renovate the worst house to the best house on the street”.

Martin Oxley, Head of Formats and Entertainment (UK) for Motion said “Stuart and Scarlette are the real deal when it comes to the inside track on property development hacks and we couldn’t be more delighted to be working with Channel 4 and South Shore on this latest upgrade to the property format”.

Worst House on the Street was commissioned for Channel 4 by Clemency Green. Executive Producers for South Shore are Simon Kerfoot, Melanie Leach, Andrew MacKenzie with Martin Oxley as Executive Producer for Motion. Claire Edwards is Series Producer.

In The Great Home Transformation, presenters Emma Willis and Nick Grimshaw set about transforming family homes across the country in just three days with the help of one life-changing truck.

The six-part series from BBC Studios in partnership with IKEA, gives families a home that functions well for them; “delivered straight to their doorstep by a revolutionary truck.”

Inside the truck is an immersive mobile moodboard where the family will experience a bespoke vision for a cleverly designed and stylish new family home, with zero structural changes required, based simply on the family’s activities and needs.

“While the plans for each Great Home Transformation will be informed by specialist technology and interior design intelligence, the work will be mostly realised by Emma, Nick and the family themselves showing just how simple and achievable it is to radically change your home for the better through smart yet accessible design.”

Clemency Green, Senior Commissioning Editor for Features & Daytime at Channel 4: “The Great Home Transformation will take interiors intelligence to the next level as six families get an amazing chance to turn their homes into incredible spaces, which not only look beautiful, but really meet their individual needs. I’m delighted that the dream team of Emma Willis and Nick Grimshaw are joining us for the ride.”

Clotilde Passalacqua, Head of Interior Design at IKEA UK & IE: “At IKEA we truly believe that the key to a better everyday life starts at home, and that’s never been more true than it has over the last two years. The more time we’ve spent at home, the more we appreciate its connection to our wellbeing. That’s why we have proudly partnered with BBC Studios on The Great Home Transformation. To see the team’s visions come to life, the happiness it brought and the impact it had on their lives reflects everything IKEA stands for. We hope it inspires others to do similarly.”

Adeline Ramage Rooney, Creative Director, BBC Studios Factual Entertainment: “We’re thrilled to be producing such a refreshing and innovative new home transformation format for Channel 4 with support from IKEA. This is the latest Factual Entertainment show to come out of BBC Studios Glasgow hub and it also extends our successful run of content made in the ad-funded production space.”

The Great Home Transformation was commissioned for Channel 4  by  Clemency Green, Commissioning Editor for Features & Daytime. It is a BBC Studios production in partnership with IKEA. The Executive Producers  for BBC Studios are  Adeline Ramage Rooney and Paul Murray. BBC Studios will be distributing the format.

The Great Home Transformation will air this Spring on Channel 4.

Jon Creamer

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