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I used to be poor and my family shared one room, now I’ve built a mansion with a home cinema, says wife on Grand Designs

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A COUPLE who once shared a tiny room with their family proudly showed off their new mansion during Wednesday evening’s instalment of Grand Designs.

After a successful first series, Grand Designs: The Streets returned to screens last week, with Kevin McCloud following households as they embark on a mission to construct their new homes.

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Vineet and Simmi proudly showed off their new mansion[/caption]

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But Kevin McCloud found out that they came from much humbler beginnings[/caption]

As Kevin met couple Vineet and Simmi during Wednesday’s instalment, he saw the couple deliberate about the price of a television worth £8,000.

“We haven’t yet ordered the TV yet, thankfully, because we don’t have the money for it,” joked Simmi.

Quickly interjecting, Vineet added: “So, the reason I’m not buying the television is because the one that I want is £8,000.”

However, despite boasting about their newly found wealth and large home, the seasoned presenter found that the couple actually came from much humbler beginnings.

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The pair recalled a time when their family had to share a sole room with their family – stunning presenter Kevin in the process.

The new season of the show will return to Graven Hill in Oxfordshire, as well as visiting a new custom and self-build site in Glasgow, to see all the setbacks and success of those that decide to craft their own home.

Glasgow City Council has offered up a small plot, which has given six families the opportunity to build their dream home.

The usual Grand Designs challenges will feature – budgets, delays, relationships strains, disagreements with architects, and the added disruptions caused by coronavirus.


The first season, which aired in 2019, saw ten different households through a five-year journey build a whole street of new homes for themselves.

Channel 4 described the undertaking as “Britain’s biggest self-build project”.

Grand Designs: The Streets returns to Channel 4 on Wednesday, April 27 at 9pm.

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Kevin has become a recognisable face after fronting Grand Designs since 1999[/caption]

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