Architect George Clarke to front radical design series for Channel 4

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Architect George Clarke is to host a new series for Channel 4.

Ugly House has been billed as a radical design series that will see innovative and award-winning architects grapple with an “ugly” house and remodel it into a home that works and excites its owners.

“I’m delighted to be presenting Ugly House for Channel 4. Phenomenal architecture and design should be available to everyone and this show will hopefully bring it to the masses, showing us how we can turn our unloved houses into homes.” – George Clarke

The broadcaster notes that the emphasis throughout the series will be on loving the house you live in and not redeveloping a property for sale and profit.

Ugly House will give major architects the chance to give back and work on domestic projects with small budgets like they did in the early days of their careers. All the plans and details from the series will available on so viewers can draw inspiration from the six great architects in the series, to create their own imaginative homes.

“Our ambition is to blow the doors off the design potential of ‘ordinary’ British housing and make people fall in love with the home they can afford and not waste their lives dreaming about the ones they can’t”. – Commissioning Editor, Kate Teckman

Independent production company Betty will oversee the six-part series, the title of which may change before transmission, for Channel 4.