Hello! Thank you for all your support and coming to my page to have a deeper dive into the the world behind the screens! I am so happy you are here! In this blog post I wanted to show you a little bit more about the process of getting onto the show.
It all started in 2019, when I met some of the contestants of Season 1 and guest judge Sophie Robinson at an event I was invited to in London.
From the blurry photos, massive smiles and funny poses you can tell it was a great night! We had a great time talking about their experiences on the show, their intentions and general gossip. It was so interesting to hear their experiences which is why I wanted to share mine.
So what was the process of applying like?
So I sent an email to the production company when I saw them advertising on their instagram page. There were a number of questionnaires and forms to fill in, followed by zoom calls and we were also asked to do a mock brief.
We had to re-design a living and dining room for £2000. We are given one decorator and access to one joiner. We also had to re-vamp a tired wing-backed chair which I put into the dining space as a little reading nook.
After this stage, there was a lot of silence. I imagine the production team were filtering through all the applicants and determining who would be best for the TV show. Also COVID happened and there was a lot of uncertainty around that.
In the end it went ahead and I was told that I was chosen to be part of the 10 designers on the show! It was a pretty surreal moment, mixed emotions of excitement and fear. Like that sensation of standing on a precipice not knowing what lies ahead, but eager and driven.
Check out my next post on Episode 1!