Digital channel Home and presenter Mark Durden-Smith will lift the lid on Britain’s houses and targets hoarding homeowners in Gutted – a show described by producers as “the cruellest programme on TV”.
Families fed up living amid piles of sci-fi memorabilia and other random collections nominate an un-suspecting hoarder who gets the fright of their life when they return home to find all of their worldly possessions missing and their house stripped bare.
Breathing a sigh of relief for a split second when they learn their belongings are safely stored in a removal can parked outside, the ‘Guttees’ are then told they can win their possessions back only if they can remember what’s missing and correctly answer questions about their possessions.
A wrong answer sees prized possessions auctioned off. And in case all this seems a little too heartless, after the auction is done and dusted the ‘Guttees’ have a choice of keeping the money raised by selling their belonging or having their possessions back to clutter up their homes once more.
Durden-Smith says: “The Gutted team have really refined the art of helping people see the light and streamline their lives. Although I have taken-up self defence martial arts just in case we find we’re not as welcome as we’d like to think we are, and my hanky drawer is significantly depleted as, inevitably, it gets quite emotional!”
Catch Gutted, weeknights at 9pm from Monday 11th January on Home