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Channel 4’s hugely popular home renovation series Changing Rooms is returning to our screens on Wednesday night - and the smashed clay chain teased in the first episode is already reminding us of that tragic teapot disaster.
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The show sees two sets of homeowners from the same neighbourhood work against the clock to renovate a room in each other’s houses.
They’ll work with an interior design expert to bring the new looks to life in the chosen rooms, with the designers’ bold and opposing styles making sure each transformation will spectacular.
In the first episode, Changing Rooms’ new designers Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead travel to Swansea, South Wales where they are tasked with making over florist Claire's 'sea of beige' living room with the help of her neighbour, postwoman Lisa and daughter Kirsty.
In turn Claire, with help from best friend Jo, makes it her mission to turn Lisa’s cluttered neutral bedroom into a more modern space.
In one hilarious scene, Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead attempt to hang a chain made clay in Lisa’s bedroom. In true Changing Rooms fashion, things don’t quite go to plan.
Fans of the original series, starring interior designer Linda Barker, will be reminded of the teapot disaster in 2000.
In case you missed one of television’s most renowned awkward moments, Linda created shelves for a large collection of valuable teapots, only for the shelves to collapse mere moments after it was completed.
Clodagh, daughter Julia and friend Karen, from Wandsworth, London, were left devastated after their £6,000 teapot collection was smashed to pieces.
Clodagh spoke to The Guardian last year about the incident two decades after it happened - and let’s just say she may have a grudge.
“I still don’t feel very good about her,” she confessed.
“On the very rare occasions she’s on television now, when I do see her she’s still very bouncy, and I just don’t think she earned the bounce.”
In October 2020, Channel 4 confirmed Changing Rooms would return with new host Anna Richardson and returning star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.
The original series aired between 1996 and 2004.
Changing Rooms returns Wednesday 18th August at 8pm on Channel 4 and All 4.
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