Channel 4, in partnership with Dulux, has commissioned Shine TV (part of Banjay UK) to make a new version of the ‘90s and ‘00s home-DIY series Changing Rooms with Davina McCall and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to host.
Presented by Davina McCall, Changing Rooms sees two sets of homeowners from the same neighbourhood work against the clock to renovate a room in each other’s houses.
The homeowners will be supported by two teams of DIY experts and decorators, captained by LLB and a second interior designer who has an opposing style to that of the original Changing Rooms star.
Davina McCall said: “I’m so excited to be presenting Changing Rooms. It’s a classic! It’s the perfect time to bring it back, everyone is going DIY and decor mad! I can’t wait to see all the amazing transformations – I might even get stuck in myself if I’m allowed to be let loose with a paint brush!”
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen added: “There’s no room for beige in our homes and, just as it was in the 90s, Changing Rooms is once more the homestyle antidote to Britain’s blues (and greys and taupes, and even Magnolia). It’s taken quite a lot of coaxing to get me under the Changing Rooms banner once more, but nothing like as much coaxing as it’s going to take for me to squeeze those leather trousers back on.”
Jonny Rothery, commissioning editor for Channel 4, said: “With us all spending so long staring at our own four walls, there’s never been a better time to see the return of the nation’s favourite interiors show. Let the house swapping begin!”
Mark Sammon, Director of Entertainment, Shine TV, said: “I’m delighted we’re bringing the Godfather of home makeover back to the UK. Changing Rooms is bigger, brighter and better than ever, and on a mission to bring colour to the walls of the nation.”
Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director of Dulux, said: “The nation has got its decorating mojo back which makes it the perfect time for Changing Rooms to return to TV. It will inspire a new generation to discover the power of colour, to get creative and improve the spaces they live and work in.”
Changing Rooms is a 6 x 60’ primetime series. It was commissioned for Channel 4 by Jonny Rothery, commissioning editor, Formats and Features with Sarah Lazenby, Head of Formats and Features. It will be made by Shine TV and executive produced by Mark Sammon and Katie Brosnan, and the series producer is James Kane.