Channel 4 has commissioned a second series of ‘Kirstie and Phil’s Love it or list it’, 6×60’, from Raise the Roof Productions following a hugely successful first series which attracted an average of 2.3 million viewers per episode.
The plucky property dream team, Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer, will return in competition to help families who have fallen out of love with their house. Once again Kirstie will be firmly positioned in camp ‘love it’ and encouraging families to stay put and revamp their current property while Phil is still team ‘list it’ and trying to convince them that ‘listing’ their house for sale and moving is the only way.
The first series saw Kirstie in the lead on the scoreboard as Ms Allsopp dramatically transformed the homes of four couples, winning them around to her school of thought. She believes that there is a huge amount of wasted money in moving and that if you invested the cash that you’d spend in doing so, you could have a fresh and exciting start without having to pack a single box. Phil on the other hand has proved that, sometimes, moving up on the buoying property market is the only way.
After listening to their issues and embarking on a fact finding mission to see how they use their house the super competitive duo will be helping a new host of couples with their housing hitches. Whether they’ve run out of space, are bored of the out-dated décor, loathe the layout or it simply just doesn’t work for them. However with Kirstie managing to win the war last time who will succeed when it comes to saving their property charges in series 2?
Love it or List it was commissioned by Channel 4 Head of Features, Gill Wilson with series 2 set to TX in 2016. Of the commission she says “We’re delighted audiences enjoyed the series, and are very much looking forward to series 2. Phil really needs to raise his game, he’s in training as we speak.”
Executive Producer Andrew Jackson adds, “It’s been fantastic to be ringside watching Kirstie and Phil pull no punches in order to beat the other. But the real winners have been the families who they’ve helped and also the viewers who seem to have taken to this great new format. Can’t wait to get stuck into series 2.”