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Changing Rooms Viewers Stunned By 'Dirty Protest' Design Feature

Jess Hardiman

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Changing Rooms Viewers Stunned By 'Dirty Protest' Design Feature

Changing Rooms viewers were stunned when two of the show's designers transformed someone's living room by painting a bizarre brown smear up the wall - with many saying it looked like a 'dirty protest'.


Designers Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead brought California to Leeds as they made over a living room belonging to guest Amanda, giving her Kardashian-style décor with plush fabrics and neutral tones.

As part of the re-style, they also used a broom with dish cloths attached to it to paint a section of the wall, leaving an intentionally scruffy brown track leading up to the ceiling.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

When host Anna Richardson asked what the idea was, the duo explained: "It's a big smear... It's a big, organic swoosh to break the lines of this very linear..."

But may viewers found they weren't quite on board with the vision, saying it looked like 's***' had been painted onto the wall.

One tweeted: "That is a literal s**t stain right up the wall. #ChangingRooms."

Another said: "It looks like a dirty protest."


A photo of the room was posted on Twitter by Channel 4, asking viewers to vote whether or not they preferred it to Lawrence Llweleyn Bowen's 'violent lounge'.

"And...VOILA!" the tweet said.

"Which of these newly transformed rooms takes YOUR fancy?"

There wasn't a clear winner among the comments, as quite a few people seemed distracted by one feature.

One person responded: "S***stain ceiling or neon migraine? Tough choice..."

Someone else said: "Without the poo painting, the first isn't too bad but also not inspiring."

A third questioned: "Has the upstairs toilet leaked in the first one?"

Thankfully, however, Amanda seemed happy with the finished result.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

When she was shown her new living room, she said: "Oh my God, it's not the same house. It's absolutely beautiful, it's amazing."

Amanda's daughter Rachel added: "It's just what she deserves."

Even the cats seemed to warm to the unusual space, as they started exploring and checking out the new furniture after being re-introduced to the room.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, UK Entertainment

Jess Hardiman
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