Network Ten has announced that Aussie actress and singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte play the role of host on the revamped renovation show Changing Rooms.
A woman of many talents, Bassingthwaighte has had a long association with Ten with previous appearances on Neighbours, The Wrong Girl and So You Think You Can Dance Australia.
More recently Bassingthwaighte joined other celebrities to face her fears in the South African jungle on season four of Ten’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!.
Changing Rooms will follow keen and creative couples swap houses with their family, friends or neighbours. Guided by leading designers, each couple will decorate several key rooms in each other’s homes before meeting up again for a final reveal.
The show will be produced by Endemol Shine Australia and will start production in October.
Ten’s executive producer for Changing Rooms, Sarah Thornton, said: “Natalie is the perfect choice to host Changing Rooms. She is fun, authentic, and engaging, and that is what has made her so popular with Australian television audiences for many years.
“We are thrilled to see her bring a contemporary twist to the original and best home renovation show.”
Bassingthwaighte said: “When Network Ten called to ask if I would be interested in hosting a show called Changing Rooms, I said ‘You had me at Changing Rooms’.
“I absolutely love everything to do with design and I am forever quite literally changing every room in my house! It’s the perfect fit and I am incredibly excited.”