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Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud gets new co-presenter as architect Natasha Huq joins

Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud gets a new co-presenter as architect Natasha Huq joins the Channel 4 show

He’s fronted the show solo for two decades.

And, Grand Designs: The Streets host Kevin McCloud, 62, is to get a new co-presenter as architect Natasha Huq has been signed up to join the Channel 4 show.  

Two new six-part series, expected to start next year, will follow the UK’s largest mass self-build site at Graven Hill in Oxfordshire and look at exciting new pilot plots in Glasgow

All change! Grand Designs: The Streets host Kevin McCloud, 62, is to get a new co-presenter (Pictures in 2019)

Damion Burrows and Zac Monro joined Kevin in 2015’s Grand Designs: RIBA House of the Year, and Michelle Ogundehin on awards show Grand Designs: House of the Year.

Kevin has otherwise gone solo for the 22 years the series has been on air, after it debuted in 1999, making Natasha his first permanent co-host on the main show.

In the upcoming series of The Street, Kevin and Natasha will revisit the ten households constructing their own homes as part of an enormous self-build project. 

Here she is: Architect Natasha Huq has been signed up to join the Channel 4 show

Here she is: Architect Natasha Huq has been signed up to join the Channel 4 show

Stalwart: Kevin has otherwise gone solo for the 22 years the series has been on air, after it debuted in 1999 (Archive photo)

Stalwart: Kevin has otherwise gone solo for the 22 years the series has been on air, after it debuted in 1999 (Archive photo)

In a statement, Kevin said: ‘We witnessed the very beginnings of the Graven Hill site in the first series of The Street and it was an honour to spend time alongside our ten plucky guinea pigs. 

‘Now we’re back to follow more projects as Britain’s largest self-build community really gets going.’ 

Kevin explained how the series will also offer insight into how self-sustaining properties could change the landscape of the UK’s housing market. 

He said: ‘I’m also excited to be able to look at other pilot projects such as Glasgow in this series. 

‘Self-build and custom-build are here to stay and at this rate they’re going to make a big contribution to Britain’s housing supply.’

Channel 4 Commissioning Editor Ian Buckley added: ‘Both new series of Grand Designs: The Street will capture the spirit of community that these incredible self-build streets engender, as the determination, resilience and ambition of the builders shines through, to create something extraordinary.’

Exciting: Two new six-part series, expected to start next year, will follow the UK's largest mass self-build site in Oxfordshire and look at new pilot plots in Glasgow (Pictured in 2019)

Exciting: Two new six-part series, expected to start next year, will follow the UK’s largest mass self-build site in Oxfordshire and look at new pilot plots in Glasgow (Pictured in 2019)

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