BBC to launch revamped Changing Rooms

The BBC is planning to give home decorating a boost with a new version of Changing Rooms.

The Great Interior Design Challenge – hosted by Tom Dyckhoff, architecture and design critic for The Times – will see wannabe decorators doing up volunteers’ houses with limited funds.

According to the Daily Mirror, show bosses are hoping it will make decorating as big as shows like The Great British Bake Off have made baking.

While Tom will present the BBC Two programme, architect Daniel Hopwood and ex-Good Homes editor Sophie Robinson will also be on hand to give participants feedback about their home styling skills.

Tom said: “Our homes are the most important, most intimate bit of design most of us ever experience. And there’s a lot more to getting them right than a quick makeover, plumping a few cushions or popping to a well-known Scandinavian furniture store.

“I’m excited that The Great Interior Design Challenge not only changes people’s lives – both discovering new creative talent and transforming people’s homes – but at last gives real interior design the respect it deserves.”

Changing Rooms, hosted by Carol Smillie (pictured), ran from 1996 to 2004.


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