BBC One is adding two prime-time entertainment series to their line up. The channel has given the green-light to Let’s Get Ready To Tumble, a live Saturday night celebrity gymnastics series; and Your Home In Their Hands, a transformational makeover series. Both series were developed by BBC In House Entertainment and have received funding from BBC Worldwide, who will shop both to international buyers.
“These two new entertainment series reflect the range and creative ambition of In-house. Your Home in Their Hands will see BBC One indulge viewers’ passion for home decoration, something we’ve not explored on the channel in recent years”, said BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore. “And Let’s Get Ready To Tumble will see brave celebrity contestants sign up to the toughest live Saturday night TV challenge yet!”
Let’s Get Ready To Tumble was developed by Leon Wilde & BBC In-house Entertainment’s Format Development Team and sees some of the nation’s best-loved celebrities vaulting, tumbling and flipping head-over-heels to try and win the public’s votes. The complete amateurs will be given a crash course in the basics of gymnastics before teaming up with the highest-flying, gravity-defying gymnasts from across the globe to tackle never-before-seen, new-to-TV disciplines. “One thing’s for certain, you can expect the celebs to be pushed out of their comfort zone in what is probably the most physically demanding show of its kind anywhere in the world,” said Katie Taylor, Controller of Entertainment and Events.
Your Home In Their Hands is described as “a transformational makeover series” in which where home owners hand over their front door keys for the ultimate makeover, except that the people doing the makeover are not professionals; they are amateurs with the only homes they’ve decorated before being their own. Each episode sees four decorators competing against each other to win a cash prize. The contestants will be judged by self-made multi-millionaire interior designer and businesswoman Celia Sawyer. “Anyone who comes on the show and thinks interior design is a walk in the park is going to have a real shock”, said Sawyer. “Interior design isn’t just about painting a wall pretty colours, it’s about listening to your brief and working hard to fulfil it. That’s what I will be looking for.”