Strictly Come Dancing alum AJ Odudu has been announced as the presenter of Channel 4’s new competition series The big interior battle.
The big interior battle will air in early 2023 and sees eight interior designers compete against each other. The designers will each receive the keys to an apartment, where they must redesign one of the rooms each week.
After their work is judged, contestants will return to their apartments and use key cards to try to gain entry. If the door turns green, they are through until next week. If the door turns red, they’re out.
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Odudu will host the competition series while architect and entrepreneur Dara Huang, founder of Design Haus Liberty, will judge the contestants’ work. The designers will also compete for a special prize, a two-bedroom flat in Yorkshire.
Speaking about joining the show in a press release, Odudu said, “I am so excited to be involved in a series that has the potential to truly change the winner’s life.
“I’m also looking forward to seeing everyone’s different styles – as a major interior decorator myself, I’ll definitely be on the lookout to hopefully pick up some clever DIY tricks from these pros.”
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Meanwhile, Huang commented: “I want to hold the contestants to an extremely high standard, as there is a lot at stake here – they have to use genuinely innovative design hacks to create something original and impressive.”
Odudu has previously hosted several other shows including Big Brother’s Bit on the Side along with Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal, plus Married at First Sight: Afterwards.
She appeared in the 2021 edition of Strictly Come Dancingwhere she reached the final but was forced to withdraw after she tore a ligament in her ankle. EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis went on to become the show’s first deaf contestant to win.
Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One, while the spin-off shows Strictly: It takes two broadcast weeknights on BBC Two. Both shows are also streaming on BBC iPlayer.
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