May the Best House Win

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May the Best House Win
May the Best House Win logo.jpg
Genre Lifestyle
Voices of Guy Porritt
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5 (regular series)
1 (abroad series)
No. of episodes 131 (regular series)
20 (abroad series)
Executive producer(s) Ruth Gray
Producer(s) Mark Robinson
Running time 60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Shiver Productions
Distributor ITV Studios
Original network ITV, STV, UTV
Picture format HDTV: 16:9
Original release 22 February 2010 (2010-02-22) – 24 June 2013 (2013-06-24)
Related shows Come Dine with Me
House Gift

May the Best House Win was a British lifestyle game show that aired on ITV from 22 February 2010 to 24 June 2013 and was narrated by Guy Porritt. The show sees four proud homeowners compete to win £1,000 by showing off their homes to the other contestants, who will then rate their home based on their interior design, homeliness, comfort, and hospitality.

Show overview[edit]

The programme consists of four homeowners each preparing their houses in their own unique style to impress the other three contestants, who rate the interior design, homeliness, comfort, and hospitality all in a bid to win £1,000. The show is often compared with other daytime shows Come Dine with Me and House Gift.


An adaption of this show was Mein Zuhause, Dein Zuhause – Wer wohnt am schönsten? on kabel eins in Germany in 2013.[1]

The American version of the show is called May the Best House Win USA and it airs it on TLC.[2]


The show has been criticized for being too much like Channel 4's Come Dine with Me mainly in Harry Hill's TV Burp. Sian Brewis on Leicester Mercury described May The Best House Win as a Come Dine With Me, for houses.[3] Lorraine Gibson of the Bournemouth Echo also noted the similarity predicting that the show would, like Come Dine With Me, eventually be transferred to the evening schedules.[4] said "It's not such a bad programme really, but the likeness to Come Dine with Me is hard to ignore, and makes the programme feel quite derivative".


May the Best House Win[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 22 February 2010 5 March 2010 10
2 10 January 2011 18 February 2011 30
3 14 November 2011 23 December 2011 30
4 28 May 2012 10 July 2012 30
5 13 May 2013 24 June 2013 30

May the Best House Win Abroad[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 1 October 2012 26 October 2012 20


Title Start date End date Episodes
May the Best Christmas House Win 21 December 2010 1


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "May the Best House Win USA". 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Sian Brewis (23 February 2010). "TV Review: Married Single Other & May the Best House Win". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Lorraine Gibson (26 February 2010). "The Baftas and May the Best House Win". Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 

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