Throughout the early Noughties, property and interior gurus Colin and Justin seemed to be a constant fixture on our TVs. The Scottish interior decorators were the power couple of interior shows – sorry Phil and Kirstie.
They worked on the Million Pound Property Experiment, presented How Not to Decorate and were even contestants on series 9 of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!
But whatever happened to the stylish pair? We did a little investigating to find out where our favourite TV interior decorators are now.
1. They moved to Canada
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Following their success in the UK, Colin and Justin headed across the pond to present Home Heist and Great Canadian Cottages. They’re now regulars on Canadian TV and split the time living between Toronto and Glasgow.
2. They’ve written a new book
We actually kept a secret! BUT AT LAST WE CAN TELL YOU! Aye, our 4th book is coming your way: following on from Million Pound Property Experiment, How Not To Decorate and The Home Heist Style Guide, our new book publishesOctober 2020BEYOND excited at Ryan McAllister Towers! pic.twitter.com/qudWx9oMTbAugust 6, 2019
Earlier this month they announced their fourth book will be published in October 2020, following on from their earlier books: Million Pound Property Experiment, How Not to Decorate and The Home Heist Style Guide.
3. They are doing up a house in Longbeach
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The pair are renovating a beach house in Ontario, Canada. You can follow the entire project – step by step – on their dedicated Instagram page. Prepare to be greeted with shots of the duo Hoovering and putting down flooring.
4. You can catch their column in The Toronto Sun
#nipandtuck This week’s epistle in @postmedianet and @SaltWireNetwork newspapers across Canada. Pass us the scalpel: we’re going in... pic.twitter.com/liekZl9A8FJuly 28, 2019
Colin and Justin write a weekly décor column in a newspaper available across Canada. If you’re in Canada and fancy swatting up on ideas for an outdoor living room or a home facelift (the interior kind) grab a copy.
5. They have recently launched a new TV series in Australia
Yay - our brand new series 'Great Escapes With Colin and Justin' just launched on Lifestyle in Australia. Next ep' is 6th July at 7.30pm. Enjoy! https://t.co/95T1xhlyYI pic.twitter.com/saRO7kg8YfJuly 4, 2019
The couple has continued to expand their TV success beyond the UK. In July their brand new series ‘Great Escapes with Colin and Justin’ was launched on Australian TV. The show follows the pair as they explore the North American wilderness and discover the lengths people will go to to create their perfect city escape.
6. They brought out a shortbread range
Our all butter shortbread launched last year but now we’ve added Chocolate Chip to our range. Find ‘em in stores like @HomeSenseCanada We're now plotting a 3rd flavour - poss' strawb' shortcake? Toasted coconut? Raspberry ripple? Lemon meringue? Which of these would YOU pick? pic.twitter.com/1r9zOJYPGIJuly 15, 2019
Staying true to there Scottish roots, they have their own shortbread range available in Home Sense Canada.
7. They’ve just adopted an adorable grey kitten!
To anyone less cat crazy than we, this pic’ mightn’t seem extraordinary. But to us - after two weeks of feline assimilation and ALL MANNER of high drama - this is seismic. Beamer and Brutus Small. Together. After a long journey from Haliburton to Toronto. We could weep... pic.twitter.com/Wsyfx7k9z0August 14, 2019
In July the pair picked up an adorable little grey kitten called Brutus Small to join their silky black adult cat Beamer. How cute are these two?!
Do you think it’s time that Colin and Justin made a comeback to UK TV? As long as they bring the kittens, we think so.
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Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.
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