Rob Rinder, Claire Richards, Deborah Meaden, Stacey Dooley on This Is My House

This Is My House returns for a second series – without host Stacey Dooley

The show was a hit last year

This Is My House is set to return for a second season on BBC One, starting with a Red Nose Day celebrity special tonight (Wednesday, March 16).

However, the new series will be without season one host Stacey Dooley.

So who is hosting instead?

Here’s everything we know about series two so far.

Stacey Dooley speaking to camera on This Is MY House
Stacey hosted series one of the show (Credit: BBC)

This Is My House returns

This Is My House is back on screens tonight with a special Red Nose Day special on BBC One.

For those who don’t know, This Is My House is a guessing game-style show which turns regular celebrities into investigators.

In every episode, four contestants will claim that a house belongs to them.

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It’s then up to the celebrities to decide which of the four contestants is telling the truth. They have to do so by trying to get as many hints as they can out of the celebrities.

Stacey Dooley was on hosting duties in series 1. The celebrities on the panel included Judi Love, comedian Bill Bailey, I’m A Celebrity star Emily Atack, and Jamali Maddix.

Guest celebrities, including the likes of Joe Sugg, GMB host Richard Madeley and Loose Women star Katie Piper, joined the panelists throughout the series.

Judi Love, Bill Bailey, Emily Atack, Jamali Maddix, Laurence LLywelyn-Bowen on This Is My House
The celebrities on the last series of This Is My House (Credit: BBC)

What will happen in This Is My House series 2?

The celebrity panel for series two is yet to be officially announced.

However, it’s expected that there will be a new set of faces on the panel.

This means the likes of Judi Love and Bill Bailey are unlikely to be returning. However, this isn’t a set in stone.

Stacey Dooley, who hosted the first season, won’t be back for series two. However, no reason has been given yet as to why she isn’t returning.

What other changes are in place for series 2?

The first series was six episodes long. However, series 2 will consist of 10 episodes.

But that doesn’t mean that the episodes are staying an hour-long. The show is going to be streamlined for season 2 too, with episodes halved.

This means that episodes will only be 30 minutes long for this season.

Tom Whitrow, an executive producer on the show, spoke about what to expect from series 2.

“We are thrilled to be making the second series of This Is My House for BBC One,” he said.

“We will be dedicating ourselves to building on the success of series one but this time expect more amazing houses, more bizarre humour and tougher gameplay!”

Rob Rinder, Claire Richards, Deborah Meaden, Ricky Hatton on This Is My House
The cast of the Comic Relief special (Credit: BBC)

Who is in the first episode of series 2?

The second series lauches tonight with a Red Nose Day special.

This special episode will see eight celebrities on the show – four judging and four acting as contestants.

Judge Rob Rinder, Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden, ex-boxer Ricky Hatton and Steps singer Claire Richards will be acting as contestants on tonight’s show.

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They are going to have convince judges Harry Hill, Nina Wadia, Claudia Winkleman and Chris Eubank that they own the houses they’re showing them.

The rest of the season will feature non-celebrities as contestants.

We await to see which celebrities will be on the series two judging panel – and who’ll be hosting!

This Is My House: Red Nose Special airs on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 9pm tonight (Wednesday, March 19).

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