The second series of Interior Design Masters, BBC Two’s competitive interior design TV show, returns to our TV and iPlayer screens tonight at 8pm (Tuesday 2nd February, 2021). This time around, chatty man Alan Carr has taken over from Fearne Cotton to front the show.
Ten rookie designers will tackle various interior design challenges over the next eight weeks, as they compete to win the top prize – a rather nice design contract with one of the UK’s top boutique hotels that could really kickstart their career as an interiors guru. Plus, there’s the added bonus of being able to smugly have ‘Interior Design Master’ printed on their business card!
Each week, the teams of aspiring designers on Interior Design Masters will be confronted with a new space to transform, as they attempt to impress the discerning judges with their redesigns of everything from show homes and restaurants to salons and beach huts. Working to tight deadlines, the teams are put to the test throughout the competition as they are judged on their creative skill as designers, as well as their ability to manage a project from start to finish. The designers will also need to work together each week, to enable them to remain in the competition and have a chance of scooping the grand prize.
“I’d never really hosted an interiors show before and fancied it. I was told by the producers that not only was I the presenter, I was also meant to represent the people at home watching and that I should be brutally honest and say what the viewer was thinking,” says Alan Carr. “I am in complete awe of interior designers who just go for it! I’m just not that brave.”
Michelle Ogundehin, the former Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Decoration magazine, is returning to judge the work of the TV show’s ambitious contestants. Michelle (pictured next to Alan in the BBC publicity photo above) is joined every week by a different guest expert. On hand to offer their advice and appraisal, the second series of Interior Design Masters includes appearances by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Linda Boronkay, Kit Kemp, Ross Bailey, Sophie Robinson, Abigail Ahern and Matthew Williamson.
“If you thought the last series showcased some brilliant ideas and clever designs, then this one will knock your socks off,” Michelle reveals. “Good design can change the way you feel, helping you to become your best self, inspire good habits, enable efficiency and aid restorative relaxation. I believe that anyone can make their home a magnificent place to be simply by tapping into what they intuitively like and not over-thinking it. The best homes are always those which are a mix of inspirations and references that are authentic and personal to the occupants.”
What The Interior Design Experts Are Saying…
“Back with an acerbically witty new host in Carr, this series at last gives us a chance to visit – and judge – other people’s houses.”
Rachael Sigee at iNews
“Alan Carr as the host was incredible. He’s exactly as you imagine him to be. He’s so warm and constantly cracking jokes, he’s really lovely.”
BBC Interior Design Masters contestant Peter Grech reveals top tips via Right Move
“A home makeover show you’ll love to hate. It is Changing Rooms meets The Great British Bake Off.”
Lucy Mangan at The Guardian
Here’s a preview trailer for the second series of Interior Design Masters…
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