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Changing Rooms axed by C4 after two series

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and presenter Anna Richardson stand on a set designed by Laurence, showing his maximalism design style, for Changing Rooms on Channel 4
Changing Rooms has been axed by Channel 4. (Channel 4)

Channel 4 has axed home makeover show Changing Rooms after just two series of the reboot.

Interior designer and TV star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen had returned with the programme, which was first a hit for the BBC in the 90s and became known for its outrageous decor makeovers.

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The new version of the show was announced in 2020, but according to The Sun, there will be no third series at Channel 4 as it has been dropped from schedules.

Changing Rooms, Ep1 - Swansea.  .LAURENCE LLEWELYN-BOWEN + Anna Richardson mid-makeover
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Anna Richardson hosted series one of the reboot. (Channel 4)

Apparently, the reboot had failed to grab viewers in the same way as the original series, which drew in huge ratings as viewers eagerly awaited makeover reveals that often left contestants lost for words.

A Channel 4 statement read: "Laurence will be back later this year in Outrageous Homes with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, so he won’t be off our screens for long.

"We are extremely proud of our reboot of Changing Rooms and would like to thank everyone involved with the series."

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Davina McCall had originally been attached to co-present with Llewelyn-Bowen for the reboot, but after filming delays caused by the pandemic the show eventually signed up Anna Richardson.

However, he hosted the second series alone after Richardson left.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is known for TV series 'Changing Rooms'. (Ian West/PA Wire)
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will still host Outrageous Homes. (PA Wire)

Talking about the prospect of bringing back the entire original team, Llewelyn-Bowen had said: "I’m not really in touch with the people from the original series.

"Carol (Smillie) and Linda (Barker) left the original series so there were points where I was doing it more or less on my own anyway.

"The idea of them coming back for the reboot...you’re going to have everybody in their late fifties."

His serious Outrageous Homes celebrates the spirit of some of the most out-there designs from his Changing Rooms days, as it sees him visit people around the UK who have decided to go for unique, unusual and extraordinary interiors in their homes.