Handy Mandy! Amanda Holden and Alan Carr become builders for new TV show

Amanda and Alan have renovated their own homes in the past
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Britain’s Got Talent star Amanda Holden and TV comedian Alan Carr spent last summer renovating a pair of adjoining apartments in rural Sicily.

Holden brought the former social housing flats in Salemi in southwestern Sicily for a staggering one euro – about 88p – each.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.