Channel 5 has commissioned No Place Like Home for a full series.

Originally fronted by Jay Blades the format found success earlier in the year after a three-episode run on the channel.

The new series will be produced by Hungry Jay Media, Jay Blades’ joint venture with Hungry Bear Media, the production company behind the original series. While the first three episodes were fronted by Jay Blades, the revamped full series will feature a host of new celebrities as they explore their own history on their doorstep.

No Place Like Home will be a six-part series that sees celebrities walk down memory lane returning to the neighbourhoods where they grew up, discovering the history that was on their doorstep all along. Each episode features a different celebrity learning more about themselves and the places they call home as they explore the areas that made them and meet the people that shaped them.

Jay Blades, Managing Director of Hungry Jay Media said: “It’s great to be working with Channel 5 again. I loved being a part of the first series as I embarked on an unbelievably special journey through the streets that made me. I can’t wait to see all other celebrities go through my experience on their own patch”.

Dan Baldwin, Managing Director and Executive Producer said: “No Place Like Home is a special series that combines history, community and celebrity. The streets where we grow up shape us as people. In this series the celebrities, alongside the Channel 5 viewers, are going to have their eyes opened to the magical places they grew up, and the incredible history on their doorsteps.”

Daniel Pearl, Commissioning Editor, Unscripted, at Channel 5 (VP) said: “Our audience really connected with this series, so it was clear that we should expand this format and explore more stories continuing to prove that Channel 5 develops returnable series and works with exciting talent”

No Place Like Home (6 x 60’) was commissioned by Daniel Pearl for Channel 5. It is a Hungry Jay Media production for Channel 5, executive produced by Dan Baldwin and Mel Smith.

Jon Creamer

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