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BBC1 orders primetime home makeover series

UK pubcaster BBC1 has commissioned Your Home in their Hands, a primetime makeover series, and Let's Get Ready to Tumble (working title), in which celebrities attempt gymnastics.
October 21, 2013

UK pubcaster BBC1 has commissioned Your Home in their Hands, a primetime makeover series, and Let’s Get Ready to Tumble (working title), in which celebrities attempt gymnastics.

Both titles come from the BBC’s in-house entertainment development department, which is headed up by Clare Pizey and overseen by controller of entertainment and events Katie Taylor. The broadcaster’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, invested in both series.

Your Home sees homeowners hand over their front door keys for “the ultimate makeover,” with the catch being that the people doing the makeover are not professionals; the only homes they’ve decorated before are their own.

The series was developed in-house by Rachel Arnold and Richard Hastings, and the BBC commissioner is Mirella Breda.

Tumble, meanwhile, is a live, Saturday night competition show that will see British celebrities being given a crash course in the basics of gymnastics, before teaming up with gymnasts from across the globe to tackle “never-before-seen, new-to-TV disciplines,” according to the BBC.

It was developed by Leon Wilde and the BBC in-house entertainment’s format development team.

Both new formats were commissioned by BBC commissioner is Mirella Breda, BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore, and controller of entertainment commissioning Mark Linsey.

Moore said: “These two new entertainment series reflect the range and creative ambition of in-house. Your Home in their Hands will see BBC1 indulge viewers’ passion for home decoration, something we’ve not explored on the channel in recent years.

“And Let’s Get Ready to Tumble will see brave celebrity contestants sign up to the toughest live Saturday night TV challenge yet.”

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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