Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

"The VR Aspect of It Just A NEW REALITY FOR THE HOME MAKEOVER SHOW; Angela Scanlon Is Trying Her Hand at Property, with a Revolutionary New Format in Your Home Made Perfect. GEMMA DUNN Finds out More

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

"The VR Aspect of It Just A NEW REALITY FOR THE HOME MAKEOVER SHOW; Angela Scanlon Is Trying Her Hand at Property, with a Revolutionary New Format in Your Home Made Perfect. GEMMA DUNN Finds out More

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Byline: GEMMA DUNN

ANGELA SCANLON is having quite the moment.

Whether it's fronting her own documentary series, standing in for Alex Jones on The One Show, co-hosting Robot Wars with Dara O Briain, or even landing her own BBC Radio 2 slot, the one-time journalist has proved she's got what it takes to make it to the top of the TV ladder.

Her latest appointment as the presenter of BBC2's new offering, Your Home Made Perfect, continues to demonstrate it.

ON A property makeover series like no other, the show offers up cuttingedge virtual reality (VR) and visual effects to enable people to see what their future home could look like, before building it in reality.

SMALL SCREEN In each episode, a family will be presented with two radically different designs by architects Laura Jane Clark and Robert Jamison. The homeowners then choose between the ambitious renovation ideas.

"The VR aspect of it just makes it feel so fresh and new and different - and I love that!" quips Irish star Angela, 35.

"But also what's important is at the moment tech is getting an absolute hammering. We're down on social media for ruining our lives and (the fact) AI and robots are taking our jobs, so I think the idea that you can use technology in a really positive way is a good thing."

THE " Of her passion for property, she follows: "I spend a lot of time peering creepily through the windows of estate agents, so it's something that's a massive interest to me.

"I've been trying to figure out a way to get my hands on something like this..."

So, what else do we need to know? ON... HOW THE SHOW WORKS "WE HAVE a couple of homeowners per show and they hate their house - or a part of their house - and there's quite a lot of disagreement between them," she says.

"Some of them (have been) in deadlock for the last five years and cannot decide on a way forward. …

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