Anna Richardson to host Channel 4’s Changing Rooms reboot
Designers 2LG, Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, join Laurence Lleweyln-Bowen
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The full line-up of presenter, designers and DIY expert for Channel 4’s new version of the iconic ‘90s and ‘00s home-DIY series Changing Rooms has been confirmed.
Joining returning Changing Rooms favourite Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to give the show a fresh lick of paint is host Anna Richardson and designers Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead of 2LG Studio. Completing the team is carpenter and joiner Tibby Singh.
Changing Rooms, a Shine TV production, is made in partnership with Dulux and 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 work with LLB or 2LG to bring the new looks to life in the chosen rooms, with the designers’ bold and opposing styles ensuring each transformation will be spectacular, innovative and unexpected.
Carpenter and joiner Tibby Singh will lend a helping hand to bring the designs to life, while presenter Anna Richardson will guide viewers through the makeovers and hear from the homeowners throughout the process to see how they’re feeling about the renovations they’re carrying out, and what might be going on back in their own home.
Changing Rooms will be packed full of design and DIY hints and tips, teaching us how to be crafty on a budget by upscaling and adding sparkle to unloved or outdated corners of our homes.
Anna Richardson said: “What an honour to be joining the Changing Rooms team, one of my favourite shows from when I first started in TV! This series is an absolute classic and I can’t wait to see the designs the legendary Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and the brilliant Jordan and Russell of 2LG come up with for our homeowners. Let’s get that house swapping started!”
Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, 2LG, commented: “The childhood versions of ourselves are mind blown to be part of the new Changing Rooms and, as designers, we are beyond excited to take on this challenge. Our design style is about empowerment, kindness and pride - making homes that lift your spirits and facilitate your best life. Creativity is powerful so we love that Changing Rooms is back because, in many ways, it was the beginning of our own creative journeys. How incredible that we get to a part of the next step.”
Tibby Singh said: "I'm humbled to be a part of Changing Rooms which is such an iconic TV show! I'm privileged to be working alongside Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and 2LG to create some amazing makeovers and bring their designs to life. Touch wood everything goes to plan!"
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen added: “Let the games commence!”
Changing Rooms is a 6 x 60’ primetime series. It was commissioned for Channel 4, in partnership with Dulux, by Jonny Rothery. It will be made by Shine TV (part of Banjay UK) and executive produced by Mark Sammon and Katie Brosnan, the series producer is James Kane.
According to British Vogue, Jordan and Russell are a defining force in "the future of interiors" with their "soft and squiggly" designs. 2LG’s adaptable and personal approach to design allows them to respond uniquely to the specific human needs of each project, combining form, function and decorative joy in equal measure.
About Tibby Singh:
Tibby has also won several other awards including the Institute of Carpenters’ Craft Competition and Federation of Master Builder's Apprentice of the Year. He has 15 years’ experience under his toolbelt and works alongside family members to buy and renovate rundown buildings to create beautiful bespoke commercial and domestic properties.
Source Channel 4
May 5, 2021 3:00am ET by Channel 4