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Love It or List It comes to Vancouver
Their on-screen chemistry is a bit like that old baking soda and vinegar experiment you did for the Grade 7 science fair — mix Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot together and you get something explosive to watch.
But in one aspect, the two hosts of the Vancouver edition of Love It Or List It are a lot more alike than their on-air personnas might indicate.
They both love to talk. And talk quickly. As in you just try to write down everything they say and be able to read your notes afterwards.
Talbot’s family once got him a t-shirt that referred to him (fondly, of course) as a “motor mouth.” Harris believes that since you only live once, “you need to get the info out as fast as you can.”
Luckily, their task on their new show, which debuted January 7 on W Network, is to disagree with one another and then to fast talk the audience into taking their side.
She’s the love it. As an experienced television personality (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) with a love for interior design, she wants to convince viewers that every home is worth hanging onto. All you need are a few of her tips on how to make everything old new again. As a Vancouver realtor, he says that if you’re not happy with your home, get a new one — and he’ll help you find it.
“When we look at their house, we don’t know what the owners’ issues are,” Harris said during an interview with WE Vancouver at a media event at The Teahouse in Stanley Park. “A house can be beautiful but maybe they’re empty nesters.”
And as much as the show thrives on the way they riff off each other like a brother and sister, she says they not only have the same goal — finding the best solution for the home owner — but also the same approach. “Our lifestyles are different but our core values are the same. And we’re both very passionate.”
The format is the same as the original show, which is based in Toronto, and has now been franchised, with Vancouver as its second location. It is produced by Big Coat Productions in association with W Network. If you’re interested in having your housing dilemma solved on the show, email westcasting@BigCoatProductions.com. Go to WNetwork.com/LoveItOrListItVancouver for details or follow @LoveItOrListIt_Van on Twitter.