Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker are set to star in new Channel 4 series, Escape to the Manor Hotel.
The 20-episode, hour-long daytime series will follow hoteliers Steph and Dom as they meet brave families who plan to open, or already run, their own historic hotels in some of Britain’s most beautiful locations.
Each episode will go behind the scenes to meet the couples and families who have put everything on the line to run their own hotel, from twin brothers on the brink of renovating a 19th Century relic into an Italian inspired B&B, to a couple who are opening the doors to their 18th century boutique hotel for the very first time.
Across the series, we’ll see a whole host of stunning, interesting and quirky buildings as Steph and Dom will be on hand to help the owners turn their dream into a successful reality.
Steph and Dom said of their new show: ‘Let’s hope we can inspire some of these new hoteliers. Quick sticks and chin chin!’
Michelle Heeley, executive producer at Freeform Production, said: 'We are thrilled to be making this series for C4. The hoteliers we are meeting are awe inspiring – they are determined to make their dream of running a hotel work. And Steph and Dom are the perfect hosts – of course they are great company but they also have masses of experience from running their own hotel.'
Although best known for appearing on Gogglebox, in 2017 the couple starred in new Channel 4 series 1 Star to 5 Star, where they helped fledgling hotel and guest house owners improve their businesses.
Speaking about if they would ever return to Gogglebox, Steph previously told Digital Spy: 'We felt very strongly that we had said all we needed to say. People knew what we were going to say about most things, and I think the show is about the nation's opinions on stuff, and we are not the nation's voice at all.
'So we felt it was time for the show to have other people who had something to say, otherwise it's not about the show, it's, "What are Steph and Dom going to do today that's going to make us laugh?" It was heading in that direction, and to keep the show fresh you need to have new opinions and new thoughts. Never say never... But for the integrity of the show, it needs to have fresh voices every now and again.'