There’s no doubt that fans were psyched when news broke that Trading Spaces would be coming back after 10 years, especially after TLC announced that Paige Davis would be returning to the reboot along with fan-faves Doug Wilson, Carter Oosterhouse, Frank Bielec, Genevieve Gorder, Hildi Santo-Tomas, Laurie Smith, Ty Pennington, and Vern Yip. Now, ahead of the 2018 premiere, Davis is sharing a few behind-the-scenes from the original TLC hit and giving us some key info about what we can expect when our favorite space-swapping home-makeover show returns.
The TV personality, who charmed fans on Trading Spaces from 2000 to 2008 while also leading homeowners through the redecorating process and wrangling interior designers, likely has plenty of well-worn memories from that time, but one stands out among the rest — the evolution of her hairstyle.
Though it started off as a short “wispy cute” cut, Davis told E! News that it “morphed” into a “Carol Brady helmet flip-‘do. People on set used to tease me that I had the new Rachel.”
While the hairdo won’t be making a comeback with the reboot, it’s one of the few changes you’ll see. Davis says that the format of the new show is the same, right down to the fact that they “literally trade keys.”
She also said that some of her “most favorite rooms of all time” are from the upcoming season. “Our designers are still pushing themselves to design with the same core principles,” she said of getting back into the swing of things after a decade away.
Davis hasn’t stayed out of the spotlight completely since Trading Spaces first went off the air, though. She told E! that she spends her time on stage when she’s not on screen. “I go in and out of the musical Chicago. I play Roxy,” she shared.
We’re happy she’s opted to return to television, though she did say that theater offers something she could never totally leave behind: “Applause. I mean, how do you live without applause?”
You might not hear it through the TV screen, Paige Davis, but we’re sure there will be plenty of applause when Trading Spaces returns in 2018.
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