Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen media history


House Rules Australia

CHANNEL 7 - From Sunday 30th April

Australia’s biggest renovation show returns in 2017. Now in its fifth year, House Rules continues to break new territory with even bigger challenges and designs. This year’s ride of a lifetime will see six new teams gambling with the most important possession in their lives: their home. House Rules was a ratings smash in 2016, averaging more than 1.57 million combined viewers across Australia. More than two million people tuned in. They must draw on all their creative talents, determination and strategy to produce breathtaking reveals that impress not only the home owners but the judges too.

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The Apartment

It's official Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has become one of the UK's most successful exports! Asia has taken his particular brand of Brit Quip Humor and paper cut sharp judgement to heart following the phenomenal success of The Apartment on Star, Star World and Fox TV. Fusing the energy of Changing Rooms with the Search for a Star excitement of X Factor. The Apartment challenges a bevy of glamorous team mates to decorate luxury homes all in the hope that LLB approves of their colour schemes, curtain choices and scatter cushions. And if he doesn't, well he's certainly never backward in coming forward and his off the cuff bone dry comments have become famous throughout the Far East. The show culminates in the lucky team being given the keys to a $500,000 apartment thereby generating a rent free, mortgage free line of luxury glamour. Audiences love it. Series One of The Apartment Style Edition regularly picked up 120 million fans per programme in Asia and a further 60 million across the Middle East region making Laurence one of the most recognised faces in these territories. The Apartment Season Two Design Your Destiny airs in October 2013.

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Stepping Out


'People have always been surprised that I've never agreed to do Strictly, but I've never ever wanted to dance with anyone other than my wife... spending all that time with one of those rather excitable dancing partners under the gimlet stare of Sir Brucie always struck me as a rather bizarre experience'. 

Which is why Laurence is delighted to be joining the contestants of Stepping Out with his wife of 24 years the incomparable Jackie. The series has been following them for most of the Summer as they try to become savants in a number of dance disciplines.But what sets Stepping Out apart is the unrestricted behind the scenes fly on the wall reality access the LLB's have given the show. For every Saturday night the Llewelyn-Bowens remain in the competition their dance will be live in front of a peak time ITV pre X Factor Saturday night audience. So no pressure there then! 

But the viewer will also see the candid toll that such a huge commitment takes on one of the UK's most popular and normally so polished celebrity couples. And as if all that wasn't enough as Laurence says 'You know how white men can't jump well posh boys can't dance! It's a nightmare for my poor wife who did ballet, who has waltzed at countless Ambassadors parties and who can still do the splits - because I am completely rubbish. But I'm not giving in. I'm gonna work as hard as I possibly can to be a proper dance floor partner for Jackie. As she says shes got dance in her blood unfortunately I've got blood in my dance!'

Make a date to follow the LLB's on ITV's Stepping Out every Saturday from 7pm and remember 'vote for the old!'

Selling British Luxury (Radio 4, Monday 14th October, 11am)

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen investigates the popularity and success of British luxury brands abroad. He traces the appeal of British-manufactured products in emerging economies and discovers how heritage brands, such as Rolls Royce, owe their healthy sales to the highest quality British manufacture and, often, shrewd online marketing.

In Somerset, he meets Deborah Meaden of Dragons’ Den to find out how her company, The Merchant Fox, employs local craftspeople to produce luxury cloths for a global market and he discovers some familiar British brands at a luxury shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Produced by Susan Marling


Media History

January 2011


House of the Year

December 2010

House Gift Series 2 (ITV1)

November 2010

Appearance on The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV1)

September 2010

Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Article in OK Magazine

July 2010

This Morning, Inside Out (ITV1)

Odd One (ITV1)

April 2010

Escape to the Country (BBC Radio 4)

Hidden Houses of Wales (BBC2)

March 2010

House of the Year (BBC1 Northern Ireland)


Popstar to Operastar (ITV1)


This Morning (ITV1)


Hidden Houses of Wales (BBC1 Wales)


House Gift (ITV1)


Voice Over for Moben Kitchen adverts


Britain’s Green and Pleasant Land (BBC 4)

Laurence’s Men of Fashion (BBC Radio 4)

Perfect Christmas with LLB magazine published by Celebrity Angels


The Sunday Spa with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (Classic FM)

Laurence and Jackie’s Northern Exposure (BBC1 Northern Ireland)

Chelsea Flower Show (BBC1 & BBC2)

I Own Britain’s Best Home & Garden (Channel Five)

My Favourite Place (The History Channel)

Reveal columnist, BBC Homes & Antiques columnist, House Beautiful columnist and editor

Perfect Christmas with LLB magazine published by Celebrity Angels

To The Manor Bowen (Living TV)


Blackpool Illuminations – Laurence re-designs the Blackpool Illuminations!

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (BBC2)


Holiday (BBC1)

"A Pinch of Posh" published by Harper Collins

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (BBC2)

Her Majesty the Queen Royal Walkabout (BBC1)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (ITV1)


Holiday (BBC1)

"House of the Future" (BBC Radio 4)

Hidden Talent: Locked Away (BBC2)

Vote for Laurence (BBC3)


It Wouldn’t be Christmas Without... (Living TV)


Sunday Home and Garden (BBC2)

"Dream On" (BBC Radio 4)

Design Rules (BBC2)

"Test the Nation" (ITV1) celebrity guest winner


2002-07 Chelsea Flower Show (BBC1)

Taste (BBC2)

"The Royle Family" (BBC1)

Carried the Commonwealth Games torch during the Golden Jubilee celebrations at the Greenwich, London leg of the journey

"The League of Gentlemen" (BBC2)


2001 "Little Britain" (BBC2)

1999-2003 Columnist for the Saturday and Sunday Express

1999-02 Home Front (BBC2)

1999-01 Fantasy Rooms (BBC2)

1995-04 Changing Rooms (BBC2 then transferred to BBC1 in 1997)

Decorating with Laurence published by Quadrille.

In this stylish yet practical guide, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen imparts his expertise on all aspects of home decoration from planning a room to make it work for you, through to the practical help that will transform your space and make it truly unique.