ITV is adding to their factual entertainment slate.
The commercial broadcaster has handed out a six episode series order to fact-ent format Celebrity Home Secrets, which hails from ITV Studios indie So Television and Sunnyside Productions, and will feature, amongst others, Janet Street-Porter and Duncan Bannatyne.
Celebrity Home Secrets sees six celebrities revisiting their former homes and sharing their dreams and secrets from when they lived there. As the memories, both happy and sad, come flooding back, the celebrities will reveal the events that shaped their careers and personal lives and prompted each move up (and sometimes down) the property ladder. The six celebrities lined up for the show’s debut season are Janet Street-Porter, Duncan Bannatyne, Nigel Havers, Craig Charles, Sarah Harding and Arlene Phillips.
Set to air on ITV next month, the six episode series was commissioned by ITV’s Controller of factual Jo Clinton-Davis and Commissioning Executive Satmohan Panesar. So Television and Sunnyside Productions and producing, with Graham Stuart, Andrea Miller and Jerry Foulkes serving as the executive producers. ITV Studios Global Entertainment will be shopping the format internationally.
“It’s always a real treat to be allowed into the homes of celebrities and this series allows us to delve into the story of their lives via the houses they’ve called home”, ITV’s Commissioning Executive Satmohan Panesar said in a statement.
“We knew taking celebrities back to their childhood homes would be emotionally powerful, but the surprises kept coming”, added Sunnyside Productions’ Andrea Miller and Jerry Foulkes. “It was uncanny how things they thought they’d forgotten were remembered as if it was yesterday – from the price of the weekly rent, to where the children’s play pen stood. What was really fascinating was how much they enjoyed revisiting homes they never imagined they would ever set foot in again”.