TO THE MANOR BORNE
He’s been the undisputed star of this year’s “renovated” House Rules reality series on Seven, with his naughty streak — as much as his design talents — proving a winner with viewers.
And that saucy side was on full show when Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen allowed Seven’s Sunday Night into his lavish UK home.
This week, the cheeky 52year-old introduces host Mel Doyle to his wife of 28 years, Jackie, their two daughters and first grandson, Albion.
While Bowen has been quick to dish out the criticism on the top-rating DIY program, his wife swiftly sets the record straight when it comes to how his TV persona would wash at home, telling Doyle: “If he’d commented on the meals that I have cooked the way he comments on people’s houses, he’d have been shown the door.”
It’s a softer side to the professional stirrer, who has electrified House Rules and put the cat among the pigeons with his fellow judges.
“I was teasing Wendy [Moore, co-star and magazine director] and saying she’s surrounded by Drew, who’s a bit of a Peter Pan and I’m Captain Hook. She is literally Wendy Darling, caught between two naughty lost boys.”
WATCH SUNDAY NIGHT, SEVEN, 8.30PM