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'This Is MY House' with Stacey Dooley: release date on BBC1, format and all you need to know

Stacey Dooley This is MY House
(Image credit: BBC/Expectation Entertainment)

This Is My House on BBC1 will be the perfect guessing game for all those missing The Masked Singer

The format is simple but it's sure to keep you guessing as you try to work out who a property really belongs to. Richard Bacon, Creator and Executive Producer says: "This Is MY House is a game show with only one contestant — the homeowner. To win all they have to do is prove 'This is MY house!'. 

He adds: "But it’s not that simple. Three actors will turn up, steal the contestant’s name and claim that the house and everything in it belongs to them. They all have competing stories. Our judges have one job. To uncover the truth. It couldn’t be easier. Right?"

With £1,000 at stake, will the real property owners be able to successfully convince everyone that they are telling the truth? Or will the actors steal the spotlight?

Here's everything you need to know about This is MY House

When is This is MY House on TV?

This is MY House starts on Wednesday 24 March at 9pm on BBC1. You'll also be able to watch the show live on BBC iPlayer.

The series was first announced last year, with Kate Phillips, Acting Controller BBC1 saying: “This terrific new format will give everyone the ability to join in alongside our celebrity sleuths, navigating red herrings and surprises throughout!”

Who will present This is MY House?

This is MY House will be presented by journalist Stacey Dooley, who has previously worked on programmes such as Stacey Dooley Investigates, Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star and Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over.

Speaking about what attracted her to the show Stacey said: "This is the first time I have done a pure entertainment show, I just feel there is such an appetite for total escapism at the moment. 

"We’ve all had such a hellish time and everyone has had such an unbearable year, and this show is just such a laugh. You find yourself playing along, trying to suss everyone out, which is really fun." 

What should viewers expect?

Stacey said: "It’s a great easy watch for viewers at home, I think it will bring people joy and it really is such a fun show. It’s a little bit Gogglebox, a little bit Through The Keyhole with a bit of Would I Lie To You? as well. I think viewers will feel included and part of the panel as they find themselves guessing along at home."

This is MY House

Stacey Dooley with one group of This is MY House contestants - who's the real homeowner?! (Image credit: BBC/Expectation Entertainment)

Who's on the celebrity panel?

Stacey Dooley will be joined by actress Emily Atack and comedians Bill Bailey, Judi Love and Jamali Maddix. Each week, they'll be joined by an extra guest judge, too!

Stacey thinks the producers have assembled a perfect team. She added: "Emily is a total sweetheart, I have never worked with her before so that was lovely; Judi is a scream, she is so funny; Bill is the kindest man in television, he bought me a cake on the last day of filming, and Jamali reminds me of the lads I grew up with which was really lovely. They worked so well as team which was so nice to watch."

How many episodes will there be?

The BBC has commissioned six episodes of This is MY House. Tom Whitrow, Executive Producer Expectation adds: “We’re delighted to be working with Richard to transform his format into this six-part series for BBC1. 

"It has so many elements that make it compelling — it’s funny, you get to snoop round people’s houses while trying to work out who is telling the truth and who is spinning some of the most convincing lies you’ve ever heard! Stacey is the dream host — and we can’t wait to share the intrigue with viewers.”

Is there a trailer for This is MY House

Yes! We got a sneak preview of some of the homes Stacey will be showing on the show just a few days ago. You can watch the trailer below: