13 June 2023
Laura Jackson joins The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades in his first major series for Channel 4

Yeti Television today announces its commission from Channel 4 for Britain’s Best Beach Huts (3 x 60’). This new property design series sees craftsman Jay Blades (The Repair Shop, Money for Nothing, Would I Lie To You?) and broadcaster Laura Jackson (The Great Big Tiny Design Challenge, Ready or Not, Take Me Out: The Gossip) hunting for the most unexpected gems across Britain’s coastline.

These beautiful little buildings are a staple of the British seaside and with more than 20,000 of them dotted across our coastline and clifftops, their variety is as staggering as their number. Each week Jay and Laura battle it out to see who can find the ultimate beach hut on a specific theme, from 1940s time capsules to double-decker luxury. The duo find themselves in the country’s most stunning and far-flung locations in a series that celebrates the wonders of our coastline and its residents with a surprise behind every door.

Britain’s Best Beach Huts marks Jay Blades’ first major presenting role for Channel 4.

The series was commissioned by Channel 4’s Senior Commissioning Editor for daytime and features Clemency Green, with Head of Daytime Jo Street and will be overseen by Commissioning Editor Nicole Streak. The Series Producer was Dom Carveley and executive producer Yeti’s Creative Director Sian Price.

Sian Price, Creative Director at Yeti says, “Beach huts have always been a classic element of British beaches but have never fully been explored on television until now. I think viewers will be surprised and delighted in equal measure by their beauty and quirkiness. Jay and Laura as co-hosts are magic, their on-screen chemistry is fantastic and I think we may have just found British TV’s newest dynamic duo!”

Clemency Green, Senior Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 adds, “In this inspiring new series form Yeti Jay and Laura unearth some incredible design secrets in these pocket-sized properties. From high-tech renovations to eccentric family hideaways, the series shows that with good design size really doesn’t matter .”

Silverlining Rights is the exclusive worldwide distribution partner for the series