George Clarke to tackle empty homes in new Channel 4 show
The TV presenter, who is best known for fronting Channel 4’s Restoration Man, is set to investigate Britain’s empty homes crisis in a new Channel 4 show.
In the show, George will investigate the government’s housing plans and whether empty homes can be used to solve the housing crisis. George will then lobby the government to act. George said in a statement:
“The empty homes problem across Britain is something I’ve been passionate about for many years and I’m delighted that Channel 4 has decided to commission such a ground-breaking programme.”
The show is set to be aired on Channel 4 later this year, and as of yet, has no title.
George Clarke is an ambassador for Shelter, the charity that seeks to eradicate homelessness and bad housing.
The government itself is trying to get rid of empty homes and are encouraging people to renovate them and bring them back into use. Communities Minister Andrew Stunell said back in January that 300,000 homes in the UK needed to be put back into use and cash incentives could be used to encourage people to renovate them.
We’ll have more information about George Clarke’s new TV show nearer to when it airs on Channel 4.
[Source: Building Design]
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