Kevin McCloud will co-host Grand Designs with Natasha Huq after 22 years as the show’s sole host.
In the brand new series Grand Designs: The Street, Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud will be joined by co-presenter and award-winning architect Natasha Huq.
For the first time in the show’s nearly two-decade history, Kevin McCloud will be joined by a co-host. Grand Designs: The Street will return to one of Channel 4’s most fascinating projects in the newly announced second and third seasons.
Natasha Huq, an architect from Edinburgh, will star alongside Kevin McCloud in a new season of Grand Design: The Street.
The first six episodes of the Grand Designs spin-off broadcast in 2019 and featured the UK’s largest mass self-build site in Graven Hill, Oxfordshire.
Two new episodes of The Streets are on the way, according to Channel 4.
After Damion Burrows and Zac Monro joined McCloud in 2015’s Grand Designs: RIBA House of the Year, Huq will be the third co-host in series two and three.
After the initial episodes aired in 1999, the TV host has remained on his own throughout the whole 22-year run of the show.
Kevin and Natasha will return in the next series to the 10 families that built their own homes as part of a large self-build initiative during the first season of The Street.
“We observed the very beginnings of the Graven Hill site in the first series of The Street, and it was an honor to spend time alongside our ten plucky guinea pigs,” McCloud said in a statement.
“Now we’re back to track additional projects as the UK’s largest self-build community gets up and running.”
He also stated that the series will provide insight into how these self-sustaining properties may alter the property market in the United Kingdom.
“I’m also pleased to be able to look at other pilot projects in this series, such as Glasgow,” he concluded.
“Self-build and custom-build are here to stay, and at this rate, they will make a significant contribution to the housing supply in the United Kingdom.”
“Both new series of Grand Designs: The Street will capture the sense of community that these fantastic self-build streets foster, as the builders’ passion, resilience, and ambition show through, to create something extraordinary,” said Channel 4 Commissioning Editor Ian Buckley.
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The Street’s second and third series will look at some of the most popular, in addition to the Graven Hill site. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”