So what does Kevin McCloud, the host of Grand Designs, think of Grand Designs Australia?
According to local host Peter Maddison, who recently returned from spending time with McCloud in Bath in the UK, the LifeStyle gets the thumbs up.
“He was kind, very open and shared his space with me,” he tells TV Tonight.
“He, I think, is very happy that we’re doing the series over here. He respects the work we’re doing. He’s a demigod, people just love him. Everywhere you go there’s a bit of frenzy about him.
“But he took me to his favourite pub and we spent the weekend at his house with his family.
“He likes the show and we get on well. There’s no elbowing for space!
“We’re the only franchise outside of London and I jokingly say we have the same size shoe, so we don’t have to worry about filling each other’s shoes.
In fact McCloud will make an appearance at Grand Designs Live which tours Melbourne and Sydney in September.
“He’s coming to do a week in Melbourne, and I’m trying to get him to see an AFL preliminary match. He won’t know what’s going on!”
Season Three of Grand Designs is in production and goes to air about October.