The new series of Changing Rooms stayed true to its awkward history of questionable makeovers as Lisa from Swansea tried her best to see the positive side of having a wall of hair in her bedroom
Following an absence of 17 long years, Changing Rooms deservedly returned to our screens last night.
The legendary show ran from 1996 to 2004 on BBC, as Carol Smillie and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen teamed up to help two neighbours push their relationships to the limits by setting them free in each other’s homes to do some – more often than not – very questionable DIY.
And thanks to Channel 4 it’s back, with presenters Anna Richardson and veteran Laurence overseeing a team of professionals helping the amateurs to bring their ideas to life.
The original series was well-known for some painfully awkward reveals, and the reboot came back with the bang we were all hoping for as viewers branded one of the first makeovers “one of the worst things I’ve ever seen” and “f***ing horrific”.
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Lisa from Swansea was said to be trapped in a “shabby, chic nightmare” of a bedroom and the team “channeled their inner drag queens” to give it very bold new look, with dark purple feature walls, a pink bed – and a wall of hair .
It went down a storm with Lisa, who described the majority of the transformation as “absolutely lovely”, until she became a little lost for words when spotting the hair ‘art’.
In the end she did every well to cobble together a polite response of: “It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just that it… er, I would never think of putting hair on the… thing”, while her face told the real story.
Unsurprisingly, viewers watching from home were somewhat more forthcoming with their judgements.
One person took to Twitter to say: “Even after 20 years or however long it has been. Just watching #changingrooms and it’s still f***ing horrific. Surprise!!! Here is your ‘wall of hair’ you’ve always dreamed of in your bedroom.”
A second wrote: “Hello is that Dunelm? Do you sell Walls of Hair? Oh out of stock are they. Yeah I know everyone wants one don’t they. Oh well thanks anyway, I’ll try B&M.”
A third said: “The hair wall art in #changingrooms is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. Absolutely horrific.”
And another simply asked: “What the f*** is going on?”
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