“A series with real heart and purpose. One to be admired, applauded and rewarded”

Chwarel TV’s The Great House Giveaway impressed the judges with its daring approach to the property format, with participants given a house and the budget to do it up over a period of six months.

Each episode traverses the country to meet various contestants during what may be the hardest six months of their lives. Once their renovation is complete, they are allowed to keep any profits they make, with several contestants going on to buy a property of their own.

The high stakes of buying and decorating a home did not take away from the overwhelmingly positive ethos of the show, which the judges lauded for having “a real heart and purpose” that set it apart.

Not only does The Great House Giveaway welcome a rich diversity of casting – with one episode airing air as part of Channel 4’s Black to Front day – but each episode manages to joyously unpack the nitty gritty of home renovation.

“You don’t often see every element of a toilet put in,” said one judge. “I didn’t know I wanted to see all of that before I watched it.”

The fact that the show is made on a daytime budget particularly impressed the judges, with one stating that it is a “series to be admired, applauded and rewarded”.


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