GRAND Designs turned explosive as a couple raged ‘we don’t give a s**t!’ at stunned presenter Kevin McCloud.
Last night’s show saw couple Leigh and Richard transform a derelict 17th Century flour mill in Cornwall into a three-bedroom home for £300,000.
Despite being complete novices, the husband and wife revealed they had sold their home in Derbyshire to fund the risky and challenging project.
They had paid £235,000 and estimated the project would cost £250,000 over a 12-month period. They also planned for a contingency of £50,000 if they went over budget.
However, host Kevin feared their budget was too tight, especially as they wanted to preserve the original interior wooden beams of the mill, which had been left abandoned for 60 years.
But, Leigh and Richard took no notice of Kevin’s warnings, with the host telling viewers: “I feel my argument for conservative repair may never find a happy home within these walls.
“Leigh and Richard, weary and worn down, just want to get it finished.”
The couple said “you can’t save everything” when it came to conservation of a property, and Richard added: “‘I think we’ve gone to a lot of trouble to save things we didn’t need to.”
Leigh said passionately: “It’s a significant building. We have saved and to be honest, I don’t think an outsider standing here is in a position to make a judgement and really l don’t give a t*** what they think.”
Kevin said in a voiceover pointedly: “Well, that’s me told!”
Viewers took to Twitter to comment on the awkward exchange, with one writing: “Wow, talking s*** about Kevin while the cameras roll during the build you invited him onto. Basic b****”.
Another added: “Hahaha…”I don’t give a s*** about what he thinks!” And yet…you’re on Grand Designs!”
However, others thought Kevin had been a bit hard on the couple about conserving the property.
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One wrote: “We thought Kevin was a bit mean to the couple who saved the mill in Cornwall.”
Another tweeted: “I think the couple did an amazing job inside and out and I thought balance was perfect.
“If they’d tried to save all that wood inside it would have way exceeded their budget hence perfect balance achieved. Well done.”
Grand Designs airs on Channel 4 with episodes available on All4.