Hello Sunshine founded by Reece Witherspoon brings Stacey Solomon’s Bricking It to Channel 4
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Hello Sunshine, a part of Candle Media, today announced its first UK commission. Fronted by TV presenter and best-selling author Stacey Solomon, the Channel 4 DIY series gives viewers easy and helpful tips to makeover their homes themselves.
It is Stacey to the rescue as she steps in where the bad builders have left off, showing homeowners how simple, satisfying, and cost effective it can be to pick up a power tool and do the work themselves. From brick laying to basic plumbing, roof-tiling to mastering hacksaws, the show will see Stacey get her hands dirty helping homeowners who want to transform their home all by themselves. The series will follow big builds and smaller passion projects with Stacey sharing her money-saving skills and offering design inspiration, as well as challenging herself to master new DIY techniques.
The show was commissioned by Senior Commissioning Editor Clemency Green and Head of Daytime and Features, Jo Street, for Channel 4. The series will be Executive produced by Reese Witherspoon, Sara Rea and Sarah Lazenby.
Hello Sunshine’s UK based unscripted division opened last year and is headed by Executive Vice President, Sarah Lazenby. She said of the commission, “anyone who follows Stacey online knows that when it comes to making DIY demos joyous, she has it nailed. Her genuine passion is both impressive and infectious, and we’re delighted to be partnering with her and Channel 4 to bring that invaluable knowledge to the nation at a time when we could all do with more skills that save money.”
Stacey Solomon said of Bricking It, “From an early age, my dad taught me DIY and the importance of fixing things yourself where you can. I still find it so satisfying to build or repair around the house and it saves loads of money. I am beyond excited to work with Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine on their first ever UK project. They are all about empowering women, and what could be more empowering than a power tool?! It’s a dream come true to share my DIY hacks with everyone at home.”
Clemency Green said: “Stacey has a natural talent for making a house a home. She is perfectly placed to show all of us that with a few clever tips we can all have a go at DIY and make our homes beautiful on a budget.”
On the unscripted side, Hello Sunshine is behind the cutting-edge series Making the Cut (Prime Video) with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn as well as the wildly popular series Get Organized (Netflix) and unscripted romantic comedy feature, Meet Me In Paris (Roku). Their groundbreaking competition series My Kind of Country is set to debut on Apple TV+ on March 24. Their scripted projects include the recently released feature WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, starring Daisy Edgar Jones, based on Delia Owens’ New York Times Bestselling debut novel and a Reese’s Book Club pick, as well as the highly anticipated upcoming series Daisy Jones and the Six (Amazon) starring Riley Keough and Sam Claflin set to premiere March 3 and The Last Thing He Told Me starring Jennifer Garner (Apple TV+) premiering April 14.
About Hello Sunshine
Founded by Reese Witherspoon, Hello Sunshine puts women at the center of every story it creates, celebrates and discovers. Hello Sunshine tells stories across all platforms – from scripted and unscripted television, feature films, animated series, podcasts, audio storytelling, and digital series – all shining a light on where women are now and helping them chart a new path forward. Hello Sunshine is also home to Reese’s Book Club and the RBC App. Fast growing in reach and influence, this community is propelled by meaningful connections with stories, authors and fellow members.
Hello Sunshine is part of Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. By bringing together elite talent operating at the intersection of content, community, and commerce, it helps to position leading entertainment businesses for accelerated, sustainable growth in the current market and beyond. Candle is run by its Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs, leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, and backed by investment capital from funds managed by Blackstone’s flagship private equity business.
Source Channel 4
February 1, 2023 4:00am ET by Channel 4