Where is Interior Design Masters filmed? Filming locations, how challenges work and what the winner gets

A new team of budding designers are getting ready to put their skills to the test in the second series of the competition show, Interior Design Masters, which starts on BBC Two on Tuesday.



a group of people sitting at a table: Alan Carr and Michelle Ogundehin will see the contestants take on plenty of new challenges in Interior Design Masters ( Photo: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions/Banijay)


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Alan Carr and Michelle Ogundehin will see the contestants take on plenty of new challenges in Interior Design Masters ( Photo: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions/Banijay)

This time around, Alan Carr will be taking over as host, while judge Michelle Ogundehin will be on hand to share her thoughts on who has what it takes.

Here are the challenges the contestants will take on this series, the filming locations and the prize they could win.

What is the prize?

The contestants are trying to win a “career-defining contract” with one of the UK’s top boutique hotels.

The hotel is understood to be in the Lake District, according to some reports.

The show’s host Alan Carr said: “The prize is fantastic for someone who wants to pursue a career in interior design so there feels like a lot at stake.”

Where are the challenges and filming locations for this series?



a man standing in front of a building: The first episode is set in Oxfordshire where the budding designs are challenged with transforming rooms in a show home (Photo: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions/Banijay/Ellis O’Brien)


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The first episode is set in Oxfordshire where

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We used to have The Great Interior Design Challenge as well. It ran for four series in the mid-2010s, was hosted by architecture expert Tom Dyckhoff and put amateur decor experts through their paces, tasking them with transforming rooms in a variety of different buildings.



Alan Carr et al. posing for the camera


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As with other programmes in the ‘great’ series, each week one competitor was booted off, until the best two competed in the final. The show’s major success story is Sarah Moore, winner of season one, who now fronts her own daytime TV series, Money For Nothing, in which she transforms unwanted items destined for the rubbish dump, then sells them on and gives the profit to the original owner.

It disappeared from our screens in 2017, but two years later, the Beeb launched Interior Design Masters – and despite changing the name, its host and judges, it was almost impossible to tell the two shows apart.

In 2019, Fearne Cotton took charge of the proceedings, with judge Michelle Ogundehin – the former editor-in-chief of Elle Decoration – joined each week by a guest to offer their opinions on each designer’s work before sending home the one they felt was

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Series 2 of Interior Design Masters will be hosted by Alan Carr as ten talented new designers look for their big break in the fast-paced world of commercial interior design.


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They will be competing to win a career-defining contract with one of the UK’s top boutique hotels.

In each episode, the contestants will be set a new commercial design challenge, to take on the interiors of show homes, offices, hotels, shops, beach huts, salons, restaurants and luxury holiday villas. Their skill and expertise will hopefully create design magic to impress the discerning judges.

Design expert and former editor of Elle Decoration Michelle Ogundehin returns as the series judge, joined each week by a different guest expert including Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Linda Boronkay, Kit Kemp, Ross Bailey, Sophie Robinson, Abigail Ahern and Matthew Williamson.

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr begins Tuesday, 2 February at 8PM on BBC Two.

Interior Design Masters 2021 contestants

Amy

Amy

Amy

Age: 43
From: Leeds
Job: Mother of three

Says Amy: “I was so inspired by series one, it looked like such a fantastic opportunity to immerse myself into the biggest

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Meet the fabulous Yorkshire women set to star in BBC2’s Interior Design Masters challenge

Brilliant BBC series Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr starts soon and it’s full of Yorkshire talent

Show host Alan Carr and judge Michelle Ogundehin
Show host Alan Carr and judge Michelle Ogundehin

The latest series of Interior Design Masters on BBC2, which starts on Tuesday, February 2 at 8pm, looks all set to be a huge hit. It has drama, incredibly tight deadlines, fabulously fresh ideas on how to decorate, fantastic room sets and lots and lots of laughs thanks to presenter Alan Carr. The fact that almost a third of contestants are from Yorkshire is also a huge bonus. Three out of the 10 undiscovered design talents are from God’s Own County.

The eight-week TV series shows them competing for the ultimate prize, a prestigious contract with a luxury hotel. Each week, they are given a project to complete and at the end of it one person is eliminated by the show’s judge Michelle Ogundehin, former editor of Elle Decoration magazine, and one guest judge. Here, we find out more about the Yorkshire contestants:

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As Interior Design Masters returns to BBC Two, Danielle de Wolfe finds out more about series two and its guest judges from host Alan Carr.

Alan Carr is presenting a new series of Interior Design Masters. Picture: BBC/PA
Alan Carr is presenting a new series of Interior Design Masters. Picture: BBC/PA

“When people think of Alan Carr, they don’t normally think ‘oh, I bet he knows a lovely colour scheme’” chuckles the exuberant TV star.

Fresh from his judging role as part of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, presenter and comedian Alan Carr swaps face paint for wall paint as he fronts returning BBC Two show, Interior Design Masters.

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Arriving on our screens this February, the eight-part series sees 10 aspiring designers showcase their skills in a bid to forge a career in the competitive world of commercial interior design.

Carr says he is amazed by the standard of the contestants. Picture: BBC/PA

“I love interior design,” continues Carr, 44, “and what I like about this show is it’s enjoyable but you do also pick up some handy hints.

“I found out ombre – do you know what ombre is? I don’t want to

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As the 2021 vegetable seed catalogs show up in the mailbox, it is time to look at what might be a new or interesting vegetable variety to consider planting this spring. Some of these varieties may or may not be better or superior to the old tried and true ones but they usually offer distinctive characteristics such as different colors, or size of the vegetable. Other attributes are whether they can be grown in a container or pot, have enhanced disease resistance or a unique taste or flavor. As with many activities in life we gardeners sometimes get into the proverbial “rut” growing the same thing each year.

These new varieties help to expand our horticultural palate and, who knows, we might find something new that is neat, easier to grow, great tasting or provides greater yields.

The All-American Selections organization (all-americanselections.org), a nonprofit group established and supported by the flower and vegetable seed breeders. Each year AAS announces its yearly “Winners” for new introductions of flowers and vegetables. According to the AAS, the winner selections are the result being trialed at AAS Trial Ground locations around the country where breeders have their new, never-before-sold varieties grown and compared against

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Meet Brighton star of Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr

A TALENTED designer from Brighton is to take part in BBC’s Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr.

Barbara Ramani is one of the ten creators competing to win a career-defining contract with one of the UK’s top boutique hotels.

The 34-year-old set up her own interior design business two years ago while on maternity leave from her job in the residential sector.

The Argus: Meet the contestant from Brighton on BBC Interior Design Masters with Alan CarrMeet the contestant from Brighton on BBC Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr

Barbara said she watched the first series of the show, which aired in 2019, and thought it was “wonderful” that contestants were given the opportunity to design commercial properties, including restaurants, retail and offices.

She said: “These were the types of projects that I was looking to work on.

“As a self-employed individual at the beginning of my career in interior design it is hard to win these types of projects, so I thought the show could be a great way for me to get these types of projects into my portfolio.

“I was also due to have my second baby and was looking for a goal to focus on to pull me out of nappy land.”

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Alan Carr standing in front of a statue of a man: Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr (Photo: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions/Banijay/Ellis O'Brien)


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After the success of Last Chance U and Cheer, Netflix has become the place to go for sports documentaries. The streaming service’s latest addition follows an American football programme in the heart of inner city New York for boys aged seven to 13. Much more than a sports team, the Brooklyn Saints is a community, its members supporting and loving one another through the high pressure of adolescence.

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Sunday 31 January, 7pm, Channel 4



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The Perrys and their cat Kevin invite us back to their studio in the hope of distracting and inspiring us through another lockdown. As well as inviting the general public to send in their own creations, Perry will reflect on the importance of art in troubling times and tell the story of Art Club so far.

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Interior Design Masters With Alan Carr on BBC2

Alan Carr is taking over hosting duties on series two of Interior Design Masters…

Interior Design Masters is returning to BBC2 for a second series, with new host Alan Carr taking over from series one presenter Fearne Cotton. 10 aspiring designers will be competing for the chance to win a life changing contract with a boutique hotel, and interiors expert Michelle Ogundehin will decide who stays and who goes.

Here’s everything you need to know about Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr

Interior Design Masters With Alan Carr start date: when does it begin on BBC2?

BBC2 has confirmed that the eight-part series will start at 8pm on Tuesday 2 February.

Interior Design Masters With Alan Carr challenges: what will the contestants have to do?

Each week the contestants will be tasked with making over a particular type of space, according to a brief set by Michelle. The first week’s challenge is to design either a bedroom or a living room for a show home on a luxury development in Oxford.

Head judge Michelle Ogundehin with Alan Carr

Design expert Michelle Ogundehin with host Alan Carr (Photo: BBC / Darlow Smithson Productions / Banijay)

“When I heard it was show homes, I thought, ‘well, that’s easy’,” says

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Former Cheshire doctor on appearing in new BBC Two show Interior Design Masters With Alan Carr

A former doctor from Cheshire is competing in a new BBC Two interior design show where he hopes to be crowned the winner.

Peter Grech, from Altrincham, is taking part in Design Masters With Alan Carr, where 10 new interior designers are looking for their big break in commercial design and hope to win a career-defining contract.

The 33-year-old former doctor now runs a interior design company called SpaceMaker in Altrincham and describes his style as ‘contemporary classic.’

The Maltese-born designer said he applied for the show because he wanted to “show the world” his love for creating beautiful, personal spaces for people.

He added he also wanted to ‘challenge’ himself to create commercial spaces which were new to him.

Peter said: “The reason I applied was that I wanted to show the world how much love I have for interior design and creating beautiful, bold, curated and personal spaces for my clients.

“I also wanted to challenge myself to do more commercial spaces which are new to me and such an exciting sector within the industry.”

Asked about what he expected from the series, Peter added: “I expected that the series

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