(CBS) – The shock is lastly out tonight on CBS as Secret Celeb Renovation makes its collection debut at 8/7c, additionally obtainable to stream with Paramount+ or the CBS App. Secret Celebrity Renovation, hosted by Nischelle Turner, offers a glance behind the scenes at a few of sports activities and entertainments’ largest names as they shock some very particular folks from their upbringing with an unimaginable dwelling renovation.
CBS’ Matt Weiss spoke to Nischelle Turner about tonight’s premiere and what to anticipate from the present’s heartfelt first season.
MW: Hey Nischelle, good to see you! Secret Celeb Renovation debuts tonight at 8pm on CBS and Paramount+. What are you able to inform us in regards to the premise of the present?
NT: It’s a renovation present with the largest coronary heart you’ll ever discover. The responsible pleasure of seeing your favourite A- listing celebrities, attempting their darndest in a number of the episodes to assist out with a renovation for his or her family members. It’s a extremely good take a look at celebrities that we love that we’ve by no means seen earlier than, I name it pulling again the veil, as a result of I’ve been protecting leisure for the longest time and I interview so many celebrities and you like them however you’re at all times getting a extremely put collectively bundle. You’re getting them as their finest selves. Effectively, on this collection, you’re getting them of their most weak areas.
You’re getting them with their origin story of their hometowns, with their households who typically don’t care in the event that they’re Wayne Brady “The Triple Risk”. They know little Wayne Brady, who would run round the home or no matter. We’re actually attending to see them in areas and meet those who we’ve by no means met earlier than and actually inform their tales of how they grew to become the those who we love.
So many instances, that entails that one that made THE distinction of their life. That one that believed in them when no person else did. That one that noticed the celebrity in them once we didn’t, or nobody did.
They’re getting the prospect to say thanks to that individual. I believe all of us have that individual in our life who despatched us on a special trajectory, simply because they believed in us. They did one thing for us, they took us in, that we might like to say thanks to. You’re attending to see that play out in entrance of you each Friday night time.
MW: It’s an superior idea, I’m not going to lie although once I first noticed the title for the present, I assumed it was like a pleasant model of Punk’d the place you had been going to shock them with renovations to their very own homes.
NT: [Laughs] That’s so humorous. I suppose in case you break it down in a method, I’m undecided i’d say it’s like Punk’d, however it’s perhaps a really very good model.
Generally the celebrities inform the folks, the recipients, like, hey, I’m going to do some stuff on the home, and they also know, typically they don’t know something in any respect. Chris Paul, didn’t inform his granny something, till we offered this to her on digital camera and look on her face was like, you’re going to do what in my home that I’ve lived in for 51 years and that no person has ever touched, what?
These are moments in themselves. Generally the celebrities will inform them a bit of bit about what we’re doing. On the finish of the day, the renovation and the transformation are nonetheless an enormous second, an enormous shock.
MW: What’s been probably the most rewarding half for you?
NT: Oh, my gosh, properly, simply the entire course of. I don’t even know if it’s a lot the host half however for the primary time, I’m a producer on the mission as properly. So attending to work from the within out and never a lot the skin in and serving to form the tales that we’re telling and the those who we’re seeing and the content material that persons are consuming.
I believe for me, that’s been probably the most helpful factor, particularly on this time and house the place we’re listening to so many several types of voices, I consider, it’s actually essential. Having a hand in that, means every little thing to me.
MW: Congratulations! You talked about him earlier, as you stated “little” Wayne Brady. What are we going to see from this premiere episode with him?
NT: Yeah, not Lil’ Wayne although [laughs]. Full disclosure, Wayne is my good buddy exterior of this. We’ve been excellent associates for a very long time I take into account his household like my household. Once we had been doing this collection, I known as him and I stated, Wayne, I want you to be part of this collection as a result of I additionally know his backstory. I do know that it’s crammed with lots of love. It’s a bit unconventional. I do know that for about 20 years he’s been attempting to maneuver his grandmother and his aunt to Los Angeles.
He even purchased a home out right here to try to entice them to return and so they stated, no, we’re not leaving, we’re not shifting. He had to determine a special method. He’s been desirous to do a renovation for them.
This was a extremely nice alternative to not throw his cash at it, however throw himself at it, throw his coronary heart at it, and his sweat fairness at it. On the finish of the day that meant extra to them than something. It meant extra to his aunt Lilly greater than something to know that Wayne got here again and actually labored on this, labored laborious on it, and solely to make her comfortable. It simply meant the world.
And in addition, this episode is simply so humorous.
MW: Its Wayne Brady, after all.
NT: Actually humorous. I imply, hear, you come for the renovation, you keep for Chainsaw Brady. I believe Chainsaw Brady would possibly get a spin off. [laughs]
MW: We’ll love to speak some people at CBS, get that within the works. You talked about Chris Paul earlier and the present can even characteristic folks like Emmitt Smith, Lauren Alaina, Boston Rob from Survivor, Boomer Esiason, a ton of individuals. Final query earlier than I allow you to go right here. What would you like followers to remove from the present?
NT: We’re simply supplying you with goodness from begin to end. In case you ask me, who was the superstar that basically did probably the most work, Boston Rob, head and shoulders. He’s within the building sport and he got here in stated put me to work. This was so nice, as a result of he was doing a renovation for his mom and his father. His mother is so superior, the sacrifices she did, gave up a extremely good job to go and take a job that didn’t pay rather a lot at college.
At Boston College, so Rob may go to school totally free, and assist their household out. These sorts of issues are what we had been working with. He actually acquired in there. He was ingrained within the course of from begin to end. It was actually cool to see that.
Then you’ve gotten folks like Lauren Alaina, who did a renovation for her cheerleading coach, however this girl was far more than that. We came upon throughout the episode, you would possibly go in pondering cheerleading coach, okay, however no, this girl was a second mom in so some ways to her. This was some of the emotional episodes that we did. Lauren was so emotional to have the ability to do that for her. It was actually, actually candy to see.
Then you’ve gotten folks like Chris Paul and Emmitt Smith, a number of the hardest those who we see on the court docket and on the sphere. Once I inform you, they had been the largest criers that we had and probably the most emotional that we had, it was so heartwarming. I can’t even inform you how nice it was to see these males be so weak, but additionally be so pleased with what they had been doing with their household. It was actually nice.
MW: We’ll need to have the tissues prepared for positive. Thanks a lot for the time, Nichelle, nice to speak to you at the moment and all the very best!
NT: Thanks, Matt!
Tune in for Secret Celeb Renovation tonight at 8/7c on CBS or streaming with Paramount+ and the CBS App. Examine your native listings for extra data.