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“‘Fixer Upper’ fans enjoy the series because it focuses on the playful banter between Chip and Jo, their home renovation expertise, innovative design tips and families who get the help they need to transform a fixer upper into the home of their dreams,” the network said in statement to Fox News.
David Ridley, former model and the first bachelor to appear on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” with Chip and Joanna Gaines, admitted in a news interview that the house hunting portion of the reality show was fake and that he had already purchased his home prior to the show. (HGTV)
Before David Ridley started filming as the first-ever single guy to appear on Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines cautioned him that there would be consequences.
Not only did David Ridley get a sweet home makeover when he appeared on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” in Season 3, but he became an instant local celeb in Waco, TX.
“I don’t go anywhere without people saying something,” he told Country Living. “People do double takes, stop and point, take pictures when I’m not looking.”
An HGTV house-hunter claims he never really hunted for a house on one of the network’s hit series.
Texas resident David Ridley told Fox News that by the time he was chosen to appear on Season 3 of “Fixer Upper,” he had already purchased his new bachelor pad.
“You have to be under contract to be on the show. They show you other homes but you already have one,” he said. “After they select you, they send your house to Chip and Joanna and their design team.”
While it’s not a complete secret that the show has staged the home-buying process, it does rile up fans who in the past have voiced their discontent with the show’s falsehoods.
Real estate pros Chip Gaines (R) and Joanna Gaines host the HGTV series “Fixer Upper.” (ROB KIM/GETTY IMAGES)