Sunday, December 5, 2021
More

    Latest Posts

    Man arrested for harassing judge presiding over Kim Potter trial

    Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A Minneapolis man was arrested in Wisconsin on charges that he harassed the judge presiding over the trial of former...

    Police shoot and kill Florida college student reportedly wielding knife on campus

    Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Police shot and killed a Florida Institute of Technology student who reportedly wielded a knife at students, authorities said. Florida Tech...

    Britain announces new COVID-19 test rules for international travelers

    Health officials in Britain have announced that all international visitors will be required to take a COVID-19 test before...

    Grand Designs star Kevin McCloud reveals why participants ignore his advice on show 

    October 13, 2021 – 20:26 BST

    Emmy Griffiths


    Grand Designs star Kevin McCloud has opened up about the ins and outs of his role on the hit architectural show, and revealed that in 25 years, not one participant has ever listened to his advice while trying to build their dream home. 

    MORE: Grand Designs star Kevin McCloud talks marriage breakdowns on show 

    Chatting to the Radio Times earlier this year, he said: “It’s my job to be a therapist. You know that when you go to a therapist they never give you any advice, all they do is ask you questions so you come to conclusions yourself? Well, it’s the same with me. 

    Loading the player…

    WATCH: Kevin McCloud talks the problem with some Grand Designs houses

    “I try and say, ‘You should do this, you should ring up that person, why don’t you do this as it would be so much easier,’ and for nearly 25 years now, no one has ever taken my advice. They completely ignore it.

    “They say, ‘We know you have seen hundreds of projects, and we have heard you say things again and again but we are going to ignore all that because we think this is going to be perfect.’” 

    MORE: 5 things to know about Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud

    MORE: The reason why Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud and his wife split

    He continued: “And what I love about that response is that it embodies hope, it embodies optimism, that zealous position of, ‘We are right, we are doing the right thing.’ And of course, then it goes wrong. That’s human nature.”

    kevin-grand-designs

    Kevin opened up about the show

    Kevin has previously opened up about his own home but revealed that you don’t be seeing it in a hurry. 

    MORE: Who is Grand Designs star Kevin McCloud’s new girlfriend?

    Speaking in an interview back in 2010, he told the Daily Mail: “I don’t think I’m a celebrity. If I welcomed people into my lovely home every week in the pages of a magazine they’d soon see how incredibly dull it is. It’s important to maintain a bit of mystique.” 

    Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.

    UPI

    Latest Posts

    Man arrested for harassing judge presiding over Kim Potter trial

    Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A Minneapolis man was arrested in Wisconsin on charges that he harassed the judge presiding over the trial of former...

    Police shoot and kill Florida college student reportedly wielding knife on campus

    Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Police shot and killed a Florida Institute of Technology student who reportedly wielded a knife at students, authorities said. Florida Tech...

    Britain announces new COVID-19 test rules for international travelers

    Health officials in Britain have announced that all international visitors will be required to take a COVID-19 test before...

    Don't Miss

    Brazilian court investigating Bolsonaro comments linking COVID-19 vaccines, AIDS

    Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Brazilian Supreme Court announced it has ordered an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro's false claims that receiving a COVID-19...

    Doja Cat Rocks Bikini Top For Jingle Ball Performance –

    Doja Cat Rocks Bikini Top For Jingle Ball...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.