Colin & Justin are the dynamic design duo whose programmes have appeared across the television networks in the UK and in Canada.
Colin & Justin’s Hotel Hell is currently on Channel 5, documenting their purchase and refurbishment of a hotel in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Most recently in the UK they played a major part in the series, Home Is Where the Heart Is, for ITV. In these highly regarded programmes Colin & Justin took in Jim, an alcoholic who had been living on the streets, and played their part trying to improve his life.
They are also well known for their spell in the jungle as part of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! with Justin succeeding as one of the final four.
Following the jungle Colin & Justin hosted the popular 60 Minute Makeover for ITV, working their magic on properties from London all the way to Preston.
They have also appeared in Celebrity Masterchef, Stars in their Eyes and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.
In Canada they are currently presenting Justin & Colin’s Cabin Pressure, transforming a unique vacation home in the countryside for HGTV. They previously presented Colin & Justin’s Street Swap also for HGTV and Colin and Justin’s Home Heist which showed them beautifying Canadian homes. They have now made-over 56 Canadian homes. This series aired across the world with an accompanying book.
Justin and Colin’s Home Show aired on UKTV. They visited some of the biggest retail destinations in the UK from Bluewater to Meadowhall to Manchester’s Trafford Centre, making their own set from scratch in the middle of the shopping centre and transforming it into a spectacular themed room in front of a live audience, using furnishings and accessories sourced from the shopping centre.
They presented The Estate on Channel 5, a four-part documentary in which they demonstrated that everyone, regardless of where they are on the housing ladder should be entitled to basic standards of living by attempting to transform the Arden council estate in Glasgow. With grand plans but with no budget, their initial challenge was to make Arden a better place to live and to help residents regain their community pride.
They became wedding planners for three lucky couples with three different budgets in Justin and Colin’s Wedding Belles on Channel 5. They have also presented a range of peak-time property, entertainment and lifestyle series including How Not To Decorate; 20 Quickest Ways to Make Money; 20 Quickest Ways to Lose Money; Three Celebs And A Baby and Ultimate Celebrity Fashion Frock Ups.
Justin and Colin first came to the public’s notice in BBC2’s hugely successful series, Million Pound Property Experiment, which saw them buy, renovate and sell seven properties across Britain, ranging from £100,000 to £1.25 million.
They also presented BBC1’s Trading Up and the overseas spin-off Trading Up In The Sun which helped people buy homes in France, Spain and Cyprus.. Their live broadcasting experience is diverse, ranging from daytime programmes such as BBC1’s Housecall, to primetime shows such as Channel 5’s The Farm.
They both work at home, doing outside broadcasts and studio work. Colin and Justin are always hugely popular guests on all the main chat shows, on both sides of the Atlantic. They have had their own weekly show on BBC Radio Scotland and have enjoyed learning the technical skills of “driving the desk”. Their background lies originally in journalism and they have published Britain’s 100 Most Beautiful Homes for IPC as Contributing Home Editors. They still write design features for a wide range of publications. Their book, Colin and Justin’s How Not To Decorate (Time Warner), was published in 2004 and The Million Pound Property Experiment, the book which accompanied their groundbreaking series on BBC2, was voted the winner in the Lifestyle Category at the WHSmith People’s Choice Book Awards.
They were also event managers for the Scottish Ideal Home Show and for several years they have designed a Special Feature at the Earls Court Ideal Home Show. They have also fronted Ideal Home Show events across Canada. They are also in constant demand to host events, award ceremonies and dinners, both in the UK and Canada.