GRAND DESIGNS: HOUSE OF THE YEAR SHELVED BY CHANNEL 4
Channel 4 have decided not to recommission Grand Designs spin-off House Of The Year, which has aired seven series since it launched in 2015.
The series, presented by Kevin McCloud and part of the Grand Designs brand, explores some of Britain's most contemporary and cutting edge homes, all of them in the running for the prestigious Riba House of the Year Award. RIBA holds the annual competition to from the best new home in Britain.
A Channel 4 spokesperson said (via Broadcast): "We communicated the decision not to recommission House of the Year for 2023 in January. We are proud of our property programming and look carefully at what we commission each year to make sure we continue to offer viewers a varied range of new and much-loved programming."
RIBA will continue to host the competition, however Channel 4 have decided not to produce the programme this year. A RIBA spokesperson described Channel 4's decision as 'disappointing', saying they would be exploring other methods of showcasing this year's nominees.
RIBA added (via Broadcast): "The series has gone from strength to strength over seven seasons, with strong viewing figures and audience engagement in 2022." The series first aired in 2015 and has aired on Channel 4 every year since.
Grand Designs: House Of The Year is available to stream now on Channel 4 online.