Stacey Solomon and Emma Willis ‘in running to replace Davina McCall’ as host of Changing Rooms reboot

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Stacey Solomon and Emma Willis are said to be in the running to front a reboot of classic home improvement show Changing Rooms, after Davina McCall reportedly had to drop out.

Davina was supposedly lined up to host the new version of the Channel 4 decorating show, but is said to have had to quit after filming delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic meant that her schedule wouldn't work with it.

The TV favourite already has filming commitments with shows including The Masked Singer and The Masked Dancer and is in demand for her presenting experience.

Now, it seems either Stacey, Emma, or Anna Richardson could fill her shoes on the revamped Changing Rooms.


A TV source reportedly told The Sun: "Channel 4 producers were left with a real headache of finding someone good enough to replace Davina as presenter.

"Emma is a TV veteran and is an absolutely outstanding presenter with bags of experience, whereas Stacey is the queen of crafting and has a real eye for design. While Anna is again a seasoned presenter with a really individual style and a wicked sense of humour.

"It all boils down to who can make the filming dates now. All three women have been so impressive and whoever can fit the work into their schedule will land the job."

Emma, 45, stepped into Davina's shoes previously when she was signed as the Channel 5 host of Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother, and has more recently fronted reality series The Circle for Channel 4.

Stacey, 31, is a panellist on Loose Women and less experienced than Emma as a presenter, but has been impressing her social media followers with updates about her interior design projects at Pickle Cottage, the home she shares with Joe Swash.

Anna, 50, is best known for presenting Naked Attraction and Secret Eaters.

Changing Rooms was originally hosted by Carol Smilie, although she isn't thought to be considering a return for the reboot of the series.

She was eventually replaced by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen who first made his name as one of the regular interior designers on the show.

Changing Rooms sees friends or neighbours swap houses to do up a room in each other's homes with the help of a designer, but over the years it ran from 1996 to 2004 there were some seriously dissatisfied homeowners, lots of tears, and some extremely unusual designs featured.

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