Kevin McCloud clashes with BBC Breakfast’s Jon Kay after swipe at new collection of Grand Designs

KEVIN McCloud discovered himself embroiled in a heated dialogue with Jon Kay as he sat down on the BBC Breakfast couch.

Kevin appeared on the morning programme to debate the model new twenty third collection of the Channel 4 property collection, Grand Designs. 


Kevin clashed with Jon on the programmeCredit: BBCKevin fronts the property series, Grand Designs


Kevin fronts the property collection, Grand DesignsCredit: Channel 4

Kevin mentioned how story-telling was on the coronary heart of the present earlier than being questioned by Breakfast host Jon Kay about making the present in the course of the present value of dwelling disaster. 

As Jon identified to Kevin that for a lot of viewers at residence the although of making a brand new designer property was ‘simply fantasy’, Kevin shortly snapped again stating that it isn’t the primary recession the programme had filmed by means of. 

Kevin quipped: “We learnt final time that when cash goes tight folks begin considering actually arduous.

“I do not like the concept that you spend your manner out of an issue, however when folks get into tight spots that’s after they assume in probably the most artistic manner and that is what I really like.” 

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The Grand Designs star continued. “Great concepts are sometimes free.

“I feel the opposite factor to say is folks take a look at these costly tasks with wonderful tech and revolutionary concepts and actually bizarre designs and assume, ‘How can that be related to my life in any respect?’

Kevin continued to justify himself to the present’s hosts including: “If you take a look at social housing, for those who take a look at what housing associations and native authorities are doing with their housing schemes, that’s the place that tech goes. 

“The folks we’re filming are the experimentalists, they’ve been placing their very own cash into a brand new thought which then hits the reasonably priced sector and that’s actually the place it issues.”

Jon’s co-star Sally Nugent pressed him on how in another way folks had been enthusiastic about insualting their properties and different new design options to higher adapt to the present value of dwelling disaster and hovering power payments. 

Kevin responded: “People are constructing from scratch and assume, ‘Why ought to I’ve any power payments after I can alter the design of my home when I’m constructing it?’

“Where it has delayed our tasks and actually harm our builders is in the way in which supplies have gone out and metal has tripled in value, and a few supplies you possibly can’t even get.”

As the twenty-third collection of the hit Channel 4 property present returns, Kevin visits movie producer Colin in Manchester to comply with his and his spouse’s renovation undertaking in Manchester. 

Following a collection of points with builders, Kevin instructed Colin that he thought the undertaking was a write-off calling it ‘doomed’.

Home proprietor Colin replied: “If I made a documentary in North Korea then I can construct a home.”

Co-hosts Jon and Sally pressed Kevin over the cost of living crisis


Co-hosts Jon and Sally pressed Kevin over the price of dwelling disasterThe Channel 4 show is about to begin its twenty-third series


The Channel 4 present is about to start its twenty-third collectionCredit: Channel 4

BBC Breakfast airs day by day on BBC One between 6am and 9:15am and Grand Design airs on Wednesdays at 9pm on Channel 4.


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