Reports: filming on Channel 4's reboot of Changing Rooms has been pushed back due to COVID-19 restrictions in the UK.
A source told The Sun: "It was all storming ahead and filming was due to start on the new version in the coming weeks. But Covid has now completely scuppered that. There are some bits they can work on but much of the filming has had to be pushed back - you can't just descend on someone's home right in the middle of the lockdown...
"The safety of the cast and crew is most important for Channel 4 and, while some of it can be put together in a safe environment, the bulk of the filming just cannot happen at the moment. They're hoping to start up again in December but, depending on the schedules of Davina and Laurence, it could now be pushed back to next year."
Changing Rooms sees two sets of homeowners from the same neighbourhood work against the clock to renovate a room in each other’s houses. They might not share the same tastes, but they are completely in charge of creating a new look for the chosen room – and anything goes.
In October, Channel 4 revealed plans to reboot the popular makeover show, more information can be found here.
When the announcement of the reboot was made, Davina McCall said: “I’m so excited to be presenting Changing Rooms. It’s a classic! It’s the perfect time to bring it back, everyone is going DIY and decor mad! I can’t wait to see all the amazing transformations - I might even get stuck in myself if I’m allowed to be let loose with a paint brush!”
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen added: “There’s no room for beige in our homes and, just as it was in the 90s, Changing Rooms is once more the homestyle antidote to Britain’s blues (and greys and taupes, and even Magnolia). It’s taken quite a lot of coaxing to get me under the Changing Rooms banner once more, but nothing like as much coaxing as it’s going to take for me to squeeze those leather trousers back on.”