May The Best House Win
Weekdays from Monday 13 May 2013, 2pm, ITV.
May The Best House Win is the ITV Daytime series that sees the owners of some of Britain's most interesting and unusual homes compete against each other in a bid to win a cash prize.
In each episode, four proud homeowners open their doors to each other and let them cast a critical gaze on their property masterpiece. It's the ultimate 'open house' experience and absolutely nothing is off limits.
They'll judge the house in terms of its style and interior design, comfort and homeliness, the hospitality on offer and the overall viewing experience. They secretly score each other out of ten and the winning homeowner wins £1,000.
And at the end of each show the four contestants also discover exactly what each other thought of their home - and they won't always like what they hear.
From quirky country cottages and unusual conversions to modern, minimalist homes and luxurious penthouse apartments - the series reveals just how passionate people are about their homes.
May The Best House Win is made for ITV by ITV Studios' Salford, London and Leeds -based outfit Shiver, is series produced by Ruth Gray and executive produced by Shiver's Creative Director, Mark Robinson.
Programme 1 - Monday 13 May: Blackpool
The brand new series of May The Best House Win starts in the seaside town of Blackpool as four more proud homeowners show off their homes in a bid to win £1,000.
Retail Manager Dale shows off his art deco beachside apartment in the heart of Blackpool’s golden mile. Cabaret Artiste Liam opens up the former guesthouse he has lovingly decorated. Pensioner Norma reveals a passion for making miniature period dolls houses. And finally animal loving private tutor Sam gives a tour around her semi.
Programme 2 - Tuesday 14 May: Yorkshire
May The Best House Win visits Leeds and Barnsley where more four proud property owners welcome each other into their homes with open arms in a bid to win £1,000.
Today there’s a celebrity on the show as Black Lace singer Dene welcomes the others to his home. Sales Manager Scott demonstrates his love for all things vintage within his on-trend terraced house. Ultra modern is the theme found inside NHS worker Joanne’s revamped new build, and Lauren shows off the Edwardian property she shares with her sister.
Programme 3 - Wednesday 15 May: London
Today the show visits London where four more proud homeowners battle it out for a £1,000 prize.
Costume designer Brian takes us on a tour of his 400-year-old cottage in Bromley, a home which he shares with some unusual characters. Event planner Zoe opens up her Victorian terrace – and her dressing box - in South West London. Jewellery designer Monica loves her Victorian semi packed with vintage items, and South African actress Faith opens the doors to her flat full of her beloved collections from her travels.
Programme 4 - Thursday 16 May: Manchester
May The Best House Win is in Manchester where four more proud homeowners throw open their doors in the hope of winning £1,000.
Self-confessed clean freak Janey puts her 1930s detached property under the microscope while artist Sasha hopes to paint a pretty picture of her 19th Century home. Property developer Les believes his modern Spanish-styled villa has proved to be a good investment while set designer Nick shows off his love of all things Willy Wonka.
Programme 5 - Friday 17 May: South West Midlands
The week ends in the South West Midlands where four more hopeful homeowners let us through their doors in a bid to win a grand.
Today celebrity chef Alan shows off his converted malthouse including his African artefacts. Interior designer Maggie reveals her modernised, 200-year-old cottage, while commercial manager Barry shows the others his 1930’s semi with an extra special shed at the bottom of the garden. And shop owner Jazz invites everyone in to her impressive Dallas-style new build.