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Ellen to Bring a Furniture Design Competition to HGTV

Ellen in the selfie seen 'round the world. Photo via Getty.
Ellen in the selfie seen 'round the world. Photo via Getty.

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HGTV and Ellen DeGeneres have linked up on a new design competition series to begin airing next year, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The show, named Ellen's Design Challenge, will feature six designers tackling furniture projects, Project Runway-style. Each will have 24 hours from sketch to final product (with the assistance of expert carpenters); the winner will land a cash prize.

"I'm so excited about this show because I love finding really special pieces of furniture," said Ellen. "One time I found a beautiful one-of-a-kind armoire that spoke to me in a way I'd never experienced. It turned out there was a drifter living inside of it, but that's a story for another time." Ellen, it must be noted, is known for her fine taste in real estate; the property hound has been snapping up, decorating and then unloading properties in Los Angeles for years.
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