• BBC commissions two further series, with Alan Carr and Michelle Ogundehin both returning
The BBC has commissioned a further two series of Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr from DSP (a Banijay UK company) and also announce that the hit show is to move to BBC One when it returns.
The third and fourth series will be hosted by TV presenter and comedian Alan Carr, who will be joined by former Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Decoration magazine, Michelle Ogundehin. Michelle reprises her role as Head Judge and will enlist the help of design gurus and industry experts as specialist guest judges each week.
The eight-part series, to be produced from DSP’s newly established regional office in Brighton, will see ten talented, up and coming designers tackle a range of design challenges and compete to win a life-changing design contract with a prestigious commercial client.
TV presenter and comedian, Alan Carr says:
“I absolutely love presenting Interior Design Masters and am so excited we’re coming back! Last year I found out what ‘ombre’ meant, along with understanding ‘the flow’ of a room, so who knows what interiors tips I’ll pick up from the next batch of designers!”
Series judge and internationally renowned interiors expert, Michelle Ogundehin, says: “It’s great to be back and I’m really looking forward to discovering even more untapped design talent for Interior Design Masters. The designers just get better and better, making it harder to find a reason to send them home each week!”.
Managing Director of DSP, Donna Clark, says:
“We are absolutely thrilled that Interior Design Masters is returning and getting a new home on BBC One. The combination of Michelle’s design expertise and Alan’s wit and warmth has really resonated with the audience.”
BBC Commissioning Editor, Clare Mottershead, says:
“We’re delighted Interior Design Masters seems to have struck such a joyful chord with audiences both young and old and are excited about offering even more entertaining design inspiration to the nation on BBC One.”
Series two performed exceptionally well, for all demographics, and doubled the broadcaster’s slot average by +166% for Adults 16-34. The finale gave the series a peak audience of over 3 million viewers and gained an additional 1 million on iPlayer to consolidate at over 4 million.
The teams of blossoming designers will be confronted with a new commercial space to transform each week as they attempt to impress the judges. Series three challenges will range from shops, hotels, show homes and restaurants.
Working to tight deadlines, the teams will be put to the test throughout the competition as they’re judged on their creative skills as designers, as well as their ability to manage a project from the initial planning to execution. The designers will need to work together, to enable them to remain in the competition and have a chance of scooping the prize.
Interior Design Masters (8×60’) was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Director, Factual, Arts and Classical Music and Catherine Catton, BBC Head of Commissioning Popular Factual & Factual Entertainment. It will be executive produced by Donna Clark and Claire Walls for DSP. The Commissioning Editor is Clare Mottershead.