Grand Designs returns to Channel 4 tonight (Wednesday, January 6, 2021) with a 20th series. But who is presenter Kevin McCloud and is he married?
And does he live in a house as fancy as the one on the show he is putting on ?!
Here’s everything you need to know about Kevin …
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Who is Kevin McCloud?
Kevin McCloud – no less an MBE – is a designer, property developer, writer and television presenter.
After inheriting a love of buildings from his parents, he studied history of art and architecture at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
It’s hard to imagine now, but Kevin was once a member of the Footlights comedy group alongside fellow students Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
Upon graduation, Kevin trained as a theater designer before setting up his own lighting design practice and the McCloud Lighting production business.
Today he focuses on television work, journalism and product design, including working for UK manufacturers.
How did Kevin get on TV?
His first appearance on television was as a guest host on Homefront on BBC Two.
In 1999 he wrote and presented Grand Designs, a program that covered unusual and elaborate architectural housing projects.
Since its debut in April 1999, he has featured the C4 series and its various spin-offs.
Viewers love Kevin’s healthy skepticism when the homeowner reveals his ambitious project!
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How old is kevin
Kevin was born on May 8, 1959 in Bedfordshire.
He is currently 61 years old – but he looks great!
The presenter of Grand Designs and his two brothers Terence and Graham grew up in a house that his parents had built.
Is kevin married?
Kevin married Suzanna McCloud in 1996 and they had a family together.
However, Kevin and Suzanna split after 23 years in December 2019.
Kevin reportedly left the family home he shared with the mother of two of his four children.
According to the Daily Mail, Suzanna returned to the property to find out that the 60-year-old TV personality had taken all of his belongings.
A spokesperson for Kevin said, “I can confirm that Kevin and Suzanna have split up, unfortunately. We will not comment further. “
Does Kevin have children?
Kevin has two children from his marriage to Suzanna – Milo, 22 and Elsie, 18.
He also has two children from previous relationships, Hugo and 31-year-old Grace.
His son Hugo followed in his father’s footsteps and now works as an architect.
Kevin has spoken about his desire to keep his private life taboo.
He said, “I don’t think I’m a celebrity. If I welcomed people to my beautiful home on the pages of a magazine every week, they would soon see how incredibly boring it is.
“It’s important to keep a little mystique. The more of your private life you make publicly available, the smaller your private life becomes. “
Where does Kevin live?
Kevin previously lived in Frome, Somerset with his wife, Suzanna McCloud.
They shared a beautiful 500 year old farmhouse.
Kevin keeps up to date with his new home.
Grand Designs Episode One
Kevin sees the new series of Grand Designs in South West London.
He follows former army captain Justin as he tries to realize his dream of building a magnificent house among the graves in his local cemetery.
Justin loves the place and buys the dilapidated neo-Gothic overseer’s hut and the nearby destroyed toilet block from the 1960s.
He also wants a basement pool and moat! Just wow!
Unsurprisingly, construction costs start at £ 1.6m and keep getting higher …
When things go wrong, Justin says, “I’m staring at a disastrous financial black hole.”
Sounds like a serious undertaking – sorry we couldn’t resist!
Grand Designs will air on Channel 4 at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
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