EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’m considering ditching my acrylic nails but I’ll be keeping my lashes!’ Amanda Holden is ‘delighted’ to be back with second series of BBC DIY show Italian Job with Alan Carr
Amanda Holden and Alan Carr’s DIY show has been renewed for a second series, following its triumph earlier this year.
Titled Amanda and Alan’s Italian Job, the BBC One programme saw the presenters buy two Sicilian flats for a euro each and spend three months transforming them into one stunning holiday home.
And Amanda, 52, said she can’t wait to get stuck into the next project in Tuscany with the comedian, 46.
Amanda exclusively told MailOnline: ‘I’m obviously absolutely delighted that Alan and I have been given a second series of a show that we created together.
‘This time I’m considering ditching my nail extensions but I’ll certainly be keeping the lashes! I’ve got the Aperol Spritz on ice and I’m being fitted for a new boiler suit as we speak.
They’re back! Amanda Holden and Alan Carr ‘s DIY show has been renewed for a second series, following its triumph earlier this year
‘I adore Alan and this job suits us both perfectly. The sweetest thing about it all is that we can continue to raise more money for charities that make a huge difference to the lives of so many.’
A source told The Sun: ‘This was a no-brainer recommission, in fact it was given the green light after Episode 1 aired. Continuing an Italian theme, TV’s new golden duo will this time renovate a building in Tuscany with filming starting in a few weeks time.
‘Everyone is so excited. Series one raised over £100k for Comic Relief and Children In Need as their two-bedroom, two-bathroom renovated apartment has been sold.
‘Amanda and Alan are overwhelmed at the love shown for their TV chemistry and TV networks and production companies have been scrambling over themselves to get Amanda and Alan into meeting rooms to pitch new show ideas for the duo.’
The TV insider went on to claim these plans may not come to fruition until next year, as Amanda has BGT in her calendar as well as daily hosting duties for Heart Breakfast.
Meanwhile, Alan is gearing up to judge on Mama Mia: I Have A Dream and his new biopic comedy Changing Ends is in production, according to claims.
Series one was watched by over 15 million people across the flagship TV channel and BBC iPlayer.
In the show, the 1,300sq ft apartment was completely overhauled – after the pair first found it abandoned, filled with rubbish and used by squatters.
Over the moon: Amanda, 52, says she can’t wait to get stuck into the next project in Tuscany with the comedian, 46
Wow! Titled Amanda and Alan’s Italian Job, the BBC One programme saw the presenters buy two Sicilian flats for a euro each and spend three months transforming them
Amanda and Alan tackled the property from the ground up and threw themselves at DIY jobs from plastering to plumbing.
The stunning flat is listed on Rightmove, with the description: ‘The three balconies offer breathtaking views of the landscape, making this the perfect spot to watch the sunset.
‘It also comes with a shared, walled courtyard, perfect for al fresco dining or just enjoying the Mediterranean sunshine.’
In the last episode, the pals admired their work after tackling a bedroom and bathroom each and the living room and kitchen together.
The actress said: ‘It’s gorgeous! Even though our tastes are very different, it’s got a really lovely flow. I feel a bit sad it’s done. I really love it.’
Amazing: The eight-part series was watched by over 15 million people across the flagship TV channel and BBC iPlayer, and now it’s reportedly returning to the small screen
Before: In the show, the 1,300sq ft apartment was completely overhauled – after the pair first found it abandoned, filled with rubbish and used by squatters