Anna Richardson will be presenting Changing Rooms (Picture: Channel 4)
Naked Attraction’s Anna Richardson has been announced as Davina McCall’s replacement on the upcoming Changing Rooms reboot.
Channel 4’s revamp of the show, which originally ran from 1996 to 2004, had signed Big Brother’s Davina as host but the presenter was forced to pull out in March due to scheduling complications.
But Anna has now been confirmed to be taking over the reins and will join designer-turned-host Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen for the new series.
‘What an honour to be joining the Changing Rooms team, one of my favourite shows from when I first started in TV,’ she enthused.
‘This series is an absolute classic and I can’t wait to see the designs the legendary Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and the brilliant Jordan and Russell of 2LG come up with for our homeowners.’
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is back for the Changing Rooms revamp (Picture: Rex)
She added to The Sun: ‘Let’s get that house swapping started.’
The Changing Rooms reboot was revealed in October 2020, with six one-hour episodes on the horizon.
Caption: Changing Rooms, Linda Barker teapot floating shelves disaster (Picture: BBC)
‘There’s no room for beige in our homes and, just as it was in the 90s, Changing Rooms is once more the homestyle antidote to Britain’s blues (and greys and taupes, and even Magnolia),’ Laurence said of the news.
‘It’s taken quite a lot of coaxing to get me under the Changing Rooms banner once more, but nothing like as much coaxing as it’s going to take for me to squeeze those leather trousers back on.’
In November, it was reported that the Changing Rooms reboot had been delayed due to the second coronavirus lockdown.
Four months later, Davina was forced to pull out of the project.
‘The lockdown and pandemic have played havoc with the schedule and sadly Davina has said she won’t be able to commit,’ a source told The Sun.
‘It’s the last thing anyone wanted but she is so busy with other filming commitments.
‘Everyone on Changing Rooms is gutted as getting Davina on board was a huge coup for the reboot.’
Credit: Original article published here.