60 Minute Makeover

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60 Minute Makeover
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Also known as Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover (2013—)
Presented by Claire Sweeney (2004–06)
Terri Dwyer (2007–08)
Catherine Gee (2011–12)
Peter Andre (2013—)
Narrated by Alex Hall (2008–09)
Catherine Gee (2011–12)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 10
No. of episodes 544
Running time 60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Shiver Productions
Distributor ITV Studios
Original channel ITV, STV, UTV
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run 19 April 2004 (2004-04-19) – present
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Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover (formerly known as 60 Minute Makeover) is a British popular daytime home interior design television programme broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. In 2013, Peter Andre took over as the main presenter for the show with the show's name changed to reflect this.


The serious challenge is to redecorate and makeover a number of rooms in a house in 60 minutes. The houseowner is usually nominated by a relative or friend for a secret visit by the 60 Minute Makeover team who remodel their house whilst they are away. The team has the task of completing the total renovation of run-down and tired rooms before the houseowner returns home. The houseowner approaches their house in a taxi/car to be greeted by a crowd of supporters prior to the big reveal. They are given a tour of their remodeled rooms by the host who invites them to react to the changes. At the end of the reveal, the expert's identity is also revealed with an emotional response from the participants. The cost of the makeover is stated at the end of each show which obviously excludes the labour fees. The houseowner earning the makeover is often in need of help due to illness or difficult times which adds to their emotional reaction to the completed makeover. Throughout the makeover, the presenter keeps time with a stopwatch and marks breaks in the task with a loud whistle. Half-way through the task, the team take a well-earned tea break which gives the designer an opportunity to assess the progress of the makeover. The team return to work once the host starts the stopwatch again.

Presenters and designers[edit]


Claire Sweeney was the original host, presenting the programme for several series before Terri Dwyer took over. In series 7, 60 Minute Makeover was fronted and timed by the designer who also acted as presenter with and commentary provided by Alex Hall. From series 7 to date, the number of rooms made over has been reduced from 4 to 3, to cut production costs.

In Spring 2011, the programme returned to its original format and was given a new look with Catherine Gee as the new host for series 8 with the designers once again concentrating on remodeling the rooms as prior to series 7. The team decorated three rooms per show. Gee also provided the narration for the show for these two series.

In 2013, singer and reality TV star Peter Andre took over as the main presenter. The show was rebranded as Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover for 30 new episodes, beginning on 11 November 2013.[1] Andre is the first male presenter since the show began in 2004.



Year Group Award Result
2010 Broadcast Awards Best Daytime Programme Nominated


Series Start date End date Episodes Presenter
1 19 April 2004[3] 4 June 2004[4] 33[4] Claire Sweeney
2 6 September 2004[5] 11 February 2005[6] 50[6]
3 10 April 2006[7] 28 July 2006[8] 30[8]
4 1 January 2007[9] 9 February 2007[10] 30[10] Terri Dwyer
5 5 November 2007[11] 12 May 2008[12] 70[12]
6 1 September 2008 6 March 2009 140 Various designers
7 21 March 2011[13] 13 May 2011 40 Catherine Gee
8 26 March 2012 18 May 2012 40
9 11 November 2013[14] 20 December 2013 30 Peter Andre
10 10 November 2014 2014 TBA

International broadcasts[edit]

Country Name Channel Air slot
 Australia 60 Minute Makeover LifeStyle HOME Weekdays (16:30)
 China ICS (19:00)
 Netherlands SBS 6 Weekdays (15:20)
 New Zealand TV One
Weekdays (11:00)


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