I wanted viewers to get drunk, says TV host

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Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud made an episode of the show “deliberately designed to get people as drunk as possible” after discovering fans had invented a drinking game based on it.

The long-running Channel 4 show follows families designing and building their dream homes and the rules of the game mean viewers have a drink when regular occurrences happen on screen, including owners quitting their job to manage the project.

McCloud said: “We even actually wrote an entire programme around the drinking and it’s covert so one of the programmes is deliberately designed to get people as drunk as possible. There are all kinds of rules like every time I used the word ‘bespoke’ it’s a double shot.”