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Emma Willis and Nick Grimshaw turn DIY pros in 'The Great Home Transformation'

Nick Grimshaw and Emma Willis transform homes. (Channel 4)
Nick Grimshaw and Emma Willis transform homes. (Channel 4)

An unlikely new pair of DIY stars take to our screens tonight as Emma Willis and Nick Grimshaw get stuck in to The Great Home Transformation.

Viewers might be more used to the hosts as TV and radio presenters, but as well as fronting the new Channel 4 show they will also be taking on the hard graft of home improvement work.

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The series launches tonight (Wednesday) with Willis and Grimshaw teaming up to visit families whose homes are working against them and are looking for simple fixes to transform the way they live.

In just three days, they'll present the families with plans to make their homes serve their needs better without making any structural changes, and will get the transformation finished.

The presenters are not known for their DIY skills. (Channel 4)
The presenters are not known for their DIY skills. (Channel 4)

To show just how achievable the work is, Willis and Grimshaw will carry out most of it alongside the families, using information from cameras filming how they use their space to work out what changes need to be made.

Of course, the big reveal at the end of the transformation promises to be emotional and each time the presenters will have a secretly transformed room especially for one family member.

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Senior commissioning editor for features and daytime at Channel 4 Clemency Green said: "The Great Home Transformation will take interiors intelligence to the next level as six families get an amazing chance to turn their homes into incredible spaces, which not only look beautiful, but really meet their individual needs.

"I’m delighted that the dream team of Emma Willis and Nick Grimshaw are joining us for the ride."

Emma Willis helps a family create more space. (Channel 4)
Emma Willis helps a family create more space. (Channel 4)

The six-part series, in association with Ikea, begins by visiting Eastbourne and a family of six who are struggling to make enough space for them all.

However, with the help of Willis, Grimshaw and a heat map, they realise that they are barely using two of the rooms in their home.

The Great Home Transformation begins tonight (Tuesday) at 8pm on Channel 4.

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