The new interior design competition series will see the eventual winner walk away with a two-bedroom apartment in Sheffield to call their home.
AJ Odudu has been announced as the host of Channel 4’s upcoming interior design competition series The Big Interiors Battle, currently set to air in early 2023, awarding one of the biggest prizes on television.
Based in social impact developer Capital&Centric’s high-end Eyewitness Works development in the heart of Sheffield, the show will see eight talented interior designers receive the keys to an apartment where they are challenged to transform a different room each week.
The contestants’ work will then be judged by Dara Huang, an architect and entrepreneur with clients across the globe ranging from billionaires to the world’s most famous brands. After judging, hopefuls will return to their apartments and use an electronic key-card to learn their fate. If the light on their door goes green, they will remain in the running for another week. However, each week one contestant’s door will turn red, indicating they have been locked out of the competition for good.
At a time when home ownership has never felt more out of reach, The Big Interiors Battle boasts one of the most coveted prizes on television, as the winner of the competition will then become the owner of their very own two-bedroom apartment within this historic development in South Yorkshire.
Host AJ Odudu commented: “I’m so excited to be involved in a series that has the potential to genuinely change the winner’s life. I’m also looking forward to seeing everyone’s different styles - as a major interiors obsessive myself, I’ll definitely be on the look out to hopefully pick up some nifty DIY tricks from this cast of pros.”
Judge Dara Huang commented: “I’m really looking forward to seeing what this cast of competitors bring to the table in the hopes of winning this life-changing prize. I’ll be holding contestants to an extremely high standard as there’s a lot at stake here – they’ll need to employ genuinely innovative design hacks to create something original and impressive!”
Co-founder of Capital&Centric, Adam Higgins commented: "Whether historic restorations or new builds, all the communities we deliver are design-led and attract residents with a great eye for interior style. Eyewitness Works is the perfect setting to let designers loose to deliver dream spaces that match their personalities, with one ultimately bagging a home of their own. We'll be following their every inspiration - they couldn't be in better hands with AJ and Dara at the helm."
The 8 x 60 series is produced by Remarkable Factual (part of Banijay UK) with executive producers, Breid McLoone, Joanne Smith and Joff Wilson. The series is commissioned for Channel 4 by Deborah Dunnett, Commissioning Editor, Features and Daytime, and Jo Street, Head of Features and Daytime.
The Big Interiors Battle will air on Channel 4 in early 2023.