Following the success of Amanda and Alan’s Italian Job, Alan Carr and Amanda Holden are packing their boiler suits once again after bagging another ‘One Euro’ house – this time, in the sun-kissed hills of Tuscany.
Produced by Voltage TV for BBC One and BBC iPlayer the series will test the duo’s DIY and design skills to the max. As they join forces with a team of local tradespeople, they’ll be renovating a dilapidated historic home complete with a medieval tower that’s in dire need of some TLC.
Alan and Amanda will be embracing local life, exploring the rich culture and throwing themselves headfirst into a new adventure in one of Italy’s most idyllic regions. The warmth and humour of their friendship will once again be in abundance as they face inevitable build hiccups and design dilemmas while aiming to breathe new life into an undiscovered corner of Italy.
The first series proved a big hit with viewers, consolidating at an average audience of 3.9 million across eight episodes, with 1.3M coming via iPlayer, and peaking at 4.6m for the most watched episode.
Amanda Holden says: “I’m obviously absolutely delighted that Alan and I have been given a second series of a show that we created together. This time I’m considering ditching my nail extensions but I’ll certainly be keeping the lashes! I’ve got the Aperol Spritz on ice and I’m being fitted for a new boiler suit as we speak! I adore Alan and this job suits us both perfectly. The sweetest thing about it all is that we can continue to raise more money for charities that make a huge difference to the lives of so many.” Alan Carr says: “So excited to be returning to Italy with my good friend Amanda for more blood sweat and tiles. Can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and transform another Euro house. What could possible go wrong?!!”
Clare Mottershead, Lead Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment and Events, says: “Amanda and Alan are a ray of sunshine on our screens. With their passion for interior design, making friends and diving headlong into local life, they entertained and inspired millions last winter. We’re thrilled they are back to take on an even more incredible one-Euro renovation project in another stunning location. Viewers are in for a treat and we can’t wait to join them – and their irresistible sense of fun - on a new adventure.”
At the end of the restoration, the property will go on sale and profits will be donated to charity. Casa Alamanda - the property Alan and Amanda renovated in series one, is in the process of being sold with the net profits to be shared equally between Children in Need and Comic Relief.
Amanda & Alan’s Italian Job is produced by Voltage TV for BBC One and iPlayer. It was commissioned by Clare Mottershead, Lead Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment and Events. The executive producers are Tom Cullum, Sanjay Singhal and Claire Walls.