Amanda Holden and Alan Carr tackle DIY renovation in BBC One’s ‘The Italian Job’


Amanda Holden and Alan Carr are going to renovate an abandoned Italian property. (BBC)

Amanda Holden and Alan Carr are about to tackle a massive DIY project as they renovate an Italian holiday home for a new BBC One series.

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The couple have bought adjoining apartments in the Sicilian countryside for a total of two euros, which they will assemble and transform into a large holiday home during the show.

Many Italian municipalities are trying to revive dilapidated villages and towns by offering empty properties for a symbolic price of one euro and their abandoned building will be resold at the end of the summer with profits going to charity.

Amanda Holden arrives for Britain's Got Talent auditions at the London Palladium on January 20, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Shane Anthony Sinclair/Getty Images)

Amanda Holden is going to renovate a property with her boyfriend Alan Carr. (Getty Images)

The two stars have already undertaken renovations and Carr is the presenter of the TV contest Masters in Interior Designbut it is the biggest project ever undertaken by either of them.

While they will recruit local artisans to show them the ropes, Holden and Carr will do the vast majority of the work themselves, including the plumbing, painting and plastering.

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Carr said, “After presenting two sets of Masters in Interior Design I feel like now is the time for me to put on my helmet, put on my steel toed boots and really get my hands dirty.

“Working in beautiful Sicily with one of my dearest friends is like hitting the jackpot. Expect a summer of drilling, demolition and hopefully some la dolce lives!”

Amanda Holden and Alan Carr have already started working.  (BBC)

Amanda Holden and Alan Carr have already started working. (BBC)

Holden added: “Alan and I came up with the idea for this show together and approached the BBC as we knew it was the perfect home.

“We are both very passionate about interior design and will be very active, breathing much needed life into an area of ​​Sicily that needs a little Holden and Carr magic.

“Although we are on the same page most of the time, I am more pragmatic and organized than Alan. However, he is willing to negotiate without shame, which will help us stay within our budget!”

Filming for the eight-episode series has already begun and is set to air on BBC One later this year.

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