No place like home for Blackpool TV contestants

Liam Halewood and his home will be featured in TV programme May the Best House Win.  He is pictured with Samantha Daniels who also featured in the show.

Liam Halewood and his home will be featured in TV programme May the Best House Win. He is pictured with Samantha Daniels who also featured in the show.

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If you pick up a duster before every visitor steps into your house, then just imagine having TV crews snooping around.

That’s exactly what happened to four Blackpool homeowners who opened their doors to ITV’s May The Best House Win.

Its sixth series kicked off in the resort this week, with Liam Halewood and Samantha Daniels showing off their homes during the first episode.

The show filmed inside four homes in central Blackpool last Autumn, allowing their owners to judge each others’ houses and decor.

The home owner with the best score won £1,000.

Although he didn’t win, Liam, 26, said he had a great time taking part.

He added: “We basically spent a few days snooping around the houses – four houses owned by people with different characteristics

“I think it was a great chance to show off Blackpool homes.”

Liam, a cabaret act, put on some musical entertainment for his guests when they visited his home on Hornby Road – the only house among hotels along the road.

“It was an absolutely brilliant experience,” he said. “The man who won had a lovely house, and he was a worthy winner, but we haven’t stayed in contact.

“I’m really pleased with the way I’ve come across – I was just my usual self and that’s definitely come across.”

Samantha’s home, on Bentinck Avenue, had a classroom set up in the entrance of her home for the filming.

The 39-year-old home tutor said: “The producers rang me up on the off chance I’d be interested. I’d never heard of the programme but I decided to give it a go.

“It was fabulous; the best three days ever.”

House-proud Samantha, said she didn’t mind having strangers in her home.

“My house is like a show home,” she added.

“I told the producers they’d come to the right person for the show.

“I was really excited.”

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