Peter Andre and Linda Barker visit Colchester home to film ITV's 60 Minute Makeover

Peter’s makeover took over our street

Peter’s makeover took over our street

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REALITY TV star Peter Andre visited Colchester to give a family’s home a surprise makeover.

ITV’s Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover was filmed at house in Hazelton Road yesterday.

Crews with vans full of filming equipment, furniture and tools took over the road between 7am and 6pm.

Interior designer Linda Barker had the task of designing the rooms and was there to oversee the work.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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9:09am Wed 14 May 14

Woody woodcock says...

I drove past the scene yesterday. As I approached, I saw the tent outside the front door and police officers keeping guard of the property. I became even more alarmed as I looked to other side of the road, opposite the house and saw a group of people watching the house, being held back by police tape! "What's going on here," I thought as the police did their best to keep the traffic flowing smoothly.
As I drove past the house, I noticed that there was a removal van parked on the other side of the road aswell. "Wow," I thought. "They couldn't of picked a better day two move."
A few spaces behind the removal van filled with furniture, was what looked like a food serving van/trailer. "What the...?"
As we got towards the end of hazelton rd, there was yet more policeman directing traffic.
I wondered what sort of awful tragedy must of took place here so that the house was being guarded, police were directing traffic, spectators on the opposite side of the street and a bloody hot food van.
"Guess the forensic guys need their energy levels kept up?! What on earth took place in that house?" I said to myself.
And not forgetting the poor sods who had choosen this very unlucky day to move in aswell.
It wasn't until this morning that I found out it was Peter Andre and itv who were responsible for my mistaken panic. Oh well, I'm just glad that no one was murdered after all!
I drove past the scene yesterday. As I approached, I saw the tent outside the front door and police officers keeping guard of the property. I became even more alarmed as I looked to other side of the road, opposite the house and saw a group of people watching the house, being held back by police tape! "What's going on here," I thought as the police did their best to keep the traffic flowing smoothly. As I drove past the house, I noticed that there was a removal van parked on the other side of the road aswell. "Wow," I thought. "They couldn't of picked a better day two move." A few spaces behind the removal van filled with furniture, was what looked like a food serving van/trailer. "What the...?" As we got towards the end of hazelton rd, there was yet more policeman directing traffic. I wondered what sort of awful tragedy must of took place here so that the house was being guarded, police were directing traffic, spectators on the opposite side of the street and a bloody hot food van. "Guess the forensic guys need their energy levels kept up?! What on earth took place in that house?" I said to myself. And not forgetting the poor sods who had choosen this very unlucky day to move in aswell. It wasn't until this morning that I found out it was Peter Andre and itv who were responsible for my mistaken panic. Oh well, I'm just glad that no one was murdered after all! Woody woodcock
  • Score: 19

9:14am Wed 14 May 14

totallyfootball says...

A waste of police time, especially when they bang on about cutback!
A waste of police time, especially when they bang on about cutback! totallyfootball
  • Score: 26

9:57am Wed 14 May 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Thought this was all about a "60 minute make over"!, not complete chaos for Eleven hours. Perhaps there are some contraventions of trading descriptions going on?

Or are there really people who do believe they can actually do all they claim in an hour?
Thought this was all about a "60 minute make over"!, not complete chaos for Eleven hours. Perhaps there are some contraventions of trading descriptions going on? Or are there really people who do believe they can actually do all they claim in an hour? Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 14

10:04am Wed 14 May 14

stevedawson says...

No they only show the edited version for sixty mins teletime.
No they only show the edited version for sixty mins teletime. stevedawson
  • Score: -11

10:41am Wed 14 May 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Woody woodcock wrote:
I drove past the scene yesterday. As I approached, I saw the tent outside the front door and police officers keeping guard of the property. I became even more alarmed as I looked to other side of the road, opposite the house and saw a group of people watching the house, being held back by police tape! "What's going on here," I thought as the police did their best to keep the traffic flowing smoothly.
As I drove past the house, I noticed that there was a removal van parked on the other side of the road aswell. "Wow," I thought. "They couldn't of picked a better day two move."
A few spaces behind the removal van filled with furniture, was what looked like a food serving van/trailer. "What the...?"
As we got towards the end of hazelton rd, there was yet more policeman directing traffic.
I wondered what sort of awful tragedy must of took place here so that the house was being guarded, police were directing traffic, spectators on the opposite side of the street and a bloody hot food van.
"Guess the forensic guys need their energy levels kept up?! What on earth took place in that house?" I said to myself.
And not forgetting the poor sods who had choosen this very unlucky day to move in aswell.
It wasn't until this morning that I found out it was Peter Andre and itv who were responsible for my mistaken panic. Oh well, I'm just glad that no one was murdered after all!
Had your eyes on the road then !!
[quote][p][bold]Woody woodcock[/bold] wrote: I drove past the scene yesterday. As I approached, I saw the tent outside the front door and police officers keeping guard of the property. I became even more alarmed as I looked to other side of the road, opposite the house and saw a group of people watching the house, being held back by police tape! "What's going on here," I thought as the police did their best to keep the traffic flowing smoothly. As I drove past the house, I noticed that there was a removal van parked on the other side of the road aswell. "Wow," I thought. "They couldn't of picked a better day two move." A few spaces behind the removal van filled with furniture, was what looked like a food serving van/trailer. "What the...?" As we got towards the end of hazelton rd, there was yet more policeman directing traffic. I wondered what sort of awful tragedy must of took place here so that the house was being guarded, police were directing traffic, spectators on the opposite side of the street and a bloody hot food van. "Guess the forensic guys need their energy levels kept up?! What on earth took place in that house?" I said to myself. And not forgetting the poor sods who had choosen this very unlucky day to move in aswell. It wasn't until this morning that I found out it was Peter Andre and itv who were responsible for my mistaken panic. Oh well, I'm just glad that no one was murdered after all![/p][/quote]Had your eyes on the road then !! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 11

12:14pm Wed 14 May 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Woody woodcock wrote:
I drove past the scene yesterday. As I approached, I saw the tent outside the front door and police officers keeping guard of the property. I became even more alarmed as I looked to other side of the road, opposite the house and saw a group of people watching the house, being held back by police tape! "What's going on here," I thought as the police did their best to keep the traffic flowing smoothly.
As I drove past the house, I noticed that there was a removal van parked on the other side of the road aswell. "Wow," I thought. "They couldn't of picked a better day two move."
A few spaces behind the removal van filled with furniture, was what looked like a food serving van/trailer. "What the...?"
As we got towards the end of hazelton rd, there was yet more policeman directing traffic.
I wondered what sort of awful tragedy must of took place here so that the house was being guarded, police were directing traffic, spectators on the opposite side of the street and a bloody hot food van.
"Guess the forensic guys need their energy levels kept up?! What on earth took place in that house?" I said to myself.
And not forgetting the poor sods who had choosen this very unlucky day to move in aswell.
It wasn't until this morning that I found out it was Peter Andre and itv who were responsible for my mistaken panic. Oh well, I'm just glad that no one was murdered after all!
Oh there was murder alright. Have you seen Linda Barker's designs and Peter Andre's presenting skills?
[quote][p][bold]Woody woodcock[/bold] wrote: I drove past the scene yesterday. As I approached, I saw the tent outside the front door and police officers keeping guard of the property. I became even more alarmed as I looked to other side of the road, opposite the house and saw a group of people watching the house, being held back by police tape! "What's going on here," I thought as the police did their best to keep the traffic flowing smoothly. As I drove past the house, I noticed that there was a removal van parked on the other side of the road aswell. "Wow," I thought. "They couldn't of picked a better day two move." A few spaces behind the removal van filled with furniture, was what looked like a food serving van/trailer. "What the...?" As we got towards the end of hazelton rd, there was yet more policeman directing traffic. I wondered what sort of awful tragedy must of took place here so that the house was being guarded, police were directing traffic, spectators on the opposite side of the street and a bloody hot food van. "Guess the forensic guys need their energy levels kept up?! What on earth took place in that house?" I said to myself. And not forgetting the poor sods who had choosen this very unlucky day to move in aswell. It wasn't until this morning that I found out it was Peter Andre and itv who were responsible for my mistaken panic. Oh well, I'm just glad that no one was murdered after all![/p][/quote]Oh there was murder alright. Have you seen Linda Barker's designs and Peter Andre's presenting skills? The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 17

3:43pm Wed 14 May 14

MaryPoppins87 says...

The Stinker Returns wrote:
Woody woodcock wrote:
I drove past the scene yesterday. As I approached, I saw the tent outside the front door and police officers keeping guard of the property. I became even more alarmed as I looked to other side of the road, opposite the house and saw a group of people watching the house, being held back by police tape! "What's going on here," I thought as the police did their best to keep the traffic flowing smoothly.
As I drove past the house, I noticed that there was a removal van parked on the other side of the road aswell. "Wow," I thought. "They couldn't of picked a better day two move."
A few spaces behind the removal van filled with furniture, was what looked like a food serving van/trailer. "What the...?"
As we got towards the end of hazelton rd, there was yet more policeman directing traffic.
I wondered what sort of awful tragedy must of took place here so that the house was being guarded, police were directing traffic, spectators on the opposite side of the street and a bloody hot food van.
"Guess the forensic guys need their energy levels kept up?! What on earth took place in that house?" I said to myself.
And not forgetting the poor sods who had choosen this very unlucky day to move in aswell.
It wasn't until this morning that I found out it was Peter Andre and itv who were responsible for my mistaken panic. Oh well, I'm just glad that no one was murdered after all!
Oh there was murder alright. Have you seen Linda Barker's designs and Peter Andre's presenting skills?
Amen! I call it the '60 minutes to totally ruin your home' show!
[quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody woodcock[/bold] wrote: I drove past the scene yesterday. As I approached, I saw the tent outside the front door and police officers keeping guard of the property. I became even more alarmed as I looked to other side of the road, opposite the house and saw a group of people watching the house, being held back by police tape! "What's going on here," I thought as the police did their best to keep the traffic flowing smoothly. As I drove past the house, I noticed that there was a removal van parked on the other side of the road aswell. "Wow," I thought. "They couldn't of picked a better day two move." A few spaces behind the removal van filled with furniture, was what looked like a food serving van/trailer. "What the...?" As we got towards the end of hazelton rd, there was yet more policeman directing traffic. I wondered what sort of awful tragedy must of took place here so that the house was being guarded, police were directing traffic, spectators on the opposite side of the street and a bloody hot food van. "Guess the forensic guys need their energy levels kept up?! What on earth took place in that house?" I said to myself. And not forgetting the poor sods who had choosen this very unlucky day to move in aswell. It wasn't until this morning that I found out it was Peter Andre and itv who were responsible for my mistaken panic. Oh well, I'm just glad that no one was murdered after all![/p][/quote]Oh there was murder alright. Have you seen Linda Barker's designs and Peter Andre's presenting skills?[/p][/quote]Amen! I call it the '60 minutes to totally ruin your home' show! MaryPoppins87
  • Score: 7

3:48pm Wed 14 May 14

Woody woodcock says...

Yes...eyes were on the road. Lol. Again though, I'm just glad nobody was killed...as far as I know anyway.
Yes...eyes were on the road. Lol. Again though, I'm just glad nobody was killed...as far as I know anyway. Woody woodcock
  • Score: 0

4:47am Thu 15 May 14

sue.wilson says...

I went down in morning to see if I could get my six yr old memory book signed and was told by security staff if I bought her down at 6pm he would make sure we got to talk with Peter! However that wasn't the case we ended up standing on pavement in cold rain for 90 min freezing cold ! I'm ternmilly ill with just months left to live
I have 2 brain tumours and now on kidney, we explained this in morning so trusted the bloke! I even called Peter to which he replied I have to get changed first! Ages later past he walks to about 15 ft in front of us and messes about with crowd! My mate asked 3 members of his staff for a chair for me but that never appeared at all! I ended having to bring my little girl away heart broken ,I failed to give her a happy memory to keep! My mate had handed a lady a note I'd written to give to him she said she would pass it in but we've heard nothing! I then see pics of Pete doing the Michael Jackson crutch thing and I felt physically sick not just at him but at my mate of 30 yrs putting on her Facebook! Thanks she'll rubbed my face in it for last time luv!
I went down in morning to see if I could get my six yr old memory book signed and was told by security staff if I bought her down at 6pm he would make sure we got to talk with Peter! However that wasn't the case we ended up standing on pavement in cold rain for 90 min freezing cold ! I'm ternmilly ill with just months left to live I have 2 brain tumours and now on kidney, we explained this in morning so trusted the bloke! I even called Peter to which he replied I have to get changed first! Ages later past he walks to about 15 ft in front of us and messes about with crowd! My mate asked 3 members of his staff for a chair for me but that never appeared at all! I ended having to bring my little girl away heart broken ,I failed to give her a happy memory to keep! My mate had handed a lady a note I'd written to give to him she said she would pass it in but we've heard nothing! I then see pics of Pete doing the Michael Jackson crutch thing and I felt physically sick not just at him but at my mate of 30 yrs putting on her Facebook! Thanks she'll rubbed my face in it for last time luv! sue.wilson
  • Score: -3

5:51am Thu 15 May 14

totallyfootball says...

sue.wilson wrote:
I went down in morning to see if I could get my six yr old memory book signed and was told by security staff if I bought her down at 6pm he would make sure we got to talk with Peter! However that wasn't the case we ended up standing on pavement in cold rain for 90 min freezing cold ! I'm ternmilly ill with just months left to live
I have 2 brain tumours and now on kidney, we explained this in morning so trusted the bloke! I even called Peter to which he replied I have to get changed first! Ages later past he walks to about 15 ft in front of us and messes about with crowd! My mate asked 3 members of his staff for a chair for me but that never appeared at all! I ended having to bring my little girl away heart broken ,I failed to give her a happy memory to keep! My mate had handed a lady a note I'd written to give to him she said she would pass it in but we've heard nothing! I then see pics of Pete doing the Michael Jackson crutch thing and I felt physically sick not just at him but at my mate of 30 yrs putting on her Facebook! Thanks she'll rubbed my face in it for last time luv!
What do you really expect from someone who is totally self obsessed and thinks he is some sort of a pop God? Just another z-lister in my book! Sorry to hear of your condition.
[quote][p][bold]sue.wilson[/bold] wrote: I went down in morning to see if I could get my six yr old memory book signed and was told by security staff if I bought her down at 6pm he would make sure we got to talk with Peter! However that wasn't the case we ended up standing on pavement in cold rain for 90 min freezing cold ! I'm ternmilly ill with just months left to live I have 2 brain tumours and now on kidney, we explained this in morning so trusted the bloke! I even called Peter to which he replied I have to get changed first! Ages later past he walks to about 15 ft in front of us and messes about with crowd! My mate asked 3 members of his staff for a chair for me but that never appeared at all! I ended having to bring my little girl away heart broken ,I failed to give her a happy memory to keep! My mate had handed a lady a note I'd written to give to him she said she would pass it in but we've heard nothing! I then see pics of Pete doing the Michael Jackson crutch thing and I felt physically sick not just at him but at my mate of 30 yrs putting on her Facebook! Thanks she'll rubbed my face in it for last time luv![/p][/quote]What do you really expect from someone who is totally self obsessed and thinks he is some sort of a pop God? Just another z-lister in my book! Sorry to hear of your condition. totallyfootball
  • Score: 3

7:48am Thu 15 May 14

MaryPoppins87 says...

sue.wilson wrote:
I went down in morning to see if I could get my six yr old memory book signed and was told by security staff if I bought her down at 6pm he would make sure we got to talk with Peter! However that wasn't the case we ended up standing on pavement in cold rain for 90 min freezing cold ! I'm ternmilly ill with just months left to live
I have 2 brain tumours and now on kidney, we explained this in morning so trusted the bloke! I even called Peter to which he replied I have to get changed first! Ages later past he walks to about 15 ft in front of us and messes about with crowd! My mate asked 3 members of his staff for a chair for me but that never appeared at all! I ended having to bring my little girl away heart broken ,I failed to give her a happy memory to keep! My mate had handed a lady a note I'd written to give to him she said she would pass it in but we've heard nothing! I then see pics of Pete doing the Michael Jackson crutch thing and I felt physically sick not just at him but at my mate of 30 yrs putting on her Facebook! Thanks she'll rubbed my face in it for last time luv!
It's a shame that you didn't get the book signed, but really they are so many people demanding so much from everyone, they can't get around to everybody. I agree it's bad form that they didn't bring a chair out, but the best memories you can give her are with you, not a celebrity. I hope things go well for you, as best they can. Best wishes
[quote][p][bold]sue.wilson[/bold] wrote: I went down in morning to see if I could get my six yr old memory book signed and was told by security staff if I bought her down at 6pm he would make sure we got to talk with Peter! However that wasn't the case we ended up standing on pavement in cold rain for 90 min freezing cold ! I'm ternmilly ill with just months left to live I have 2 brain tumours and now on kidney, we explained this in morning so trusted the bloke! I even called Peter to which he replied I have to get changed first! Ages later past he walks to about 15 ft in front of us and messes about with crowd! My mate asked 3 members of his staff for a chair for me but that never appeared at all! I ended having to bring my little girl away heart broken ,I failed to give her a happy memory to keep! My mate had handed a lady a note I'd written to give to him she said she would pass it in but we've heard nothing! I then see pics of Pete doing the Michael Jackson crutch thing and I felt physically sick not just at him but at my mate of 30 yrs putting on her Facebook! Thanks she'll rubbed my face in it for last time luv![/p][/quote]It's a shame that you didn't get the book signed, but really they are so many people demanding so much from everyone, they can't get around to everybody. I agree it's bad form that they didn't bring a chair out, but the best memories you can give her are with you, not a celebrity. I hope things go well for you, as best they can. Best wishes MaryPoppins87
  • Score: 3

1:46pm Thu 15 May 14

Miss Merlin says...

I think people need to realise that they do have a job to do and deadlines just like the rest of us. I have to say i was very impressed by Peter Andre and the way he tried to speak to people as best he could. I was there from 9 in the morning until they left at 8pm. Although i didnt get a personal conversation or hug i still was acknowledged and thanked for bein there as was everyone. It chucked it down most the day but for those of us that were there not to criticise but to enjoy the experience,didnt let it worry us. Had a great day!!
I think people need to realise that they do have a job to do and deadlines just like the rest of us. I have to say i was very impressed by Peter Andre and the way he tried to speak to people as best he could. I was there from 9 in the morning until they left at 8pm. Although i didnt get a personal conversation or hug i still was acknowledged and thanked for bein there as was everyone. It chucked it down most the day but for those of us that were there not to criticise but to enjoy the experience,didnt let it worry us. Had a great day!! Miss Merlin
  • Score: 1

1:58pm Thu 15 May 14

Miss Merlin says...

Miss Merlin wrote:
I think people need to realise that they do have a job to do and deadlines just like the rest of us. I have to say i was very impressed by Peter Andre and the way he tried to speak to people as best he could. I was there from 9 in the morning until they left at 8pm. Although i didnt get a personal conversation or hug i still was acknowledged and thanked for bein there as was everyone. It chucked it down most the day but for those of us that were there not to criticise but to enjoy the experience,didnt let it worry us. Had a great day!!
Its very frustrating for people especially with kids as they just want to speak to him but just being there and seeing him will be an experience for them to remember.
[quote][p][bold]Miss Merlin[/bold] wrote: I think people need to realise that they do have a job to do and deadlines just like the rest of us. I have to say i was very impressed by Peter Andre and the way he tried to speak to people as best he could. I was there from 9 in the morning until they left at 8pm. Although i didnt get a personal conversation or hug i still was acknowledged and thanked for bein there as was everyone. It chucked it down most the day but for those of us that were there not to criticise but to enjoy the experience,didnt let it worry us. Had a great day!![/p][/quote]Its very frustrating for people especially with kids as they just want to speak to him but just being there and seeing him will be an experience for them to remember. Miss Merlin
  • Score: -1

2:01pm Thu 15 May 14

Miss Merlin says...

MaryPoppins87 wrote:
sue.wilson wrote:
I went down in morning to see if I could get my six yr old memory book signed and was told by security staff if I bought her down at 6pm he would make sure we got to talk with Peter! However that wasn't the case we ended up standing on pavement in cold rain for 90 min freezing cold ! I'm ternmilly ill with just months left to live
I have 2 brain tumours and now on kidney, we explained this in morning so trusted the bloke! I even called Peter to which he replied I have to get changed first! Ages later past he walks to about 15 ft in front of us and messes about with crowd! My mate asked 3 members of his staff for a chair for me but that never appeared at all! I ended having to bring my little girl away heart broken ,I failed to give her a happy memory to keep! My mate had handed a lady a note I'd written to give to him she said she would pass it in but we've heard nothing! I then see pics of Pete doing the Michael Jackson crutch thing and I felt physically sick not just at him but at my mate of 30 yrs putting on her Facebook! Thanks she'll rubbed my face in it for last time luv!
It's a shame that you didn't get the book signed, but really they are so many people demanding so much from everyone, they can't get around to everybody. I agree it's bad form that they didn't bring a chair out, but the best memories you can give her are with you, not a celebrity. I hope things go well for you, as best they can. Best wishes
Maybe you could contact the fan club and explain what happened,they may be able to do something
[quote][p][bold]MaryPoppins87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sue.wilson[/bold] wrote: I went down in morning to see if I could get my six yr old memory book signed and was told by security staff if I bought her down at 6pm he would make sure we got to talk with Peter! However that wasn't the case we ended up standing on pavement in cold rain for 90 min freezing cold ! I'm ternmilly ill with just months left to live I have 2 brain tumours and now on kidney, we explained this in morning so trusted the bloke! I even called Peter to which he replied I have to get changed first! Ages later past he walks to about 15 ft in front of us and messes about with crowd! My mate asked 3 members of his staff for a chair for me but that never appeared at all! I ended having to bring my little girl away heart broken ,I failed to give her a happy memory to keep! My mate had handed a lady a note I'd written to give to him she said she would pass it in but we've heard nothing! I then see pics of Pete doing the Michael Jackson crutch thing and I felt physically sick not just at him but at my mate of 30 yrs putting on her Facebook! Thanks she'll rubbed my face in it for last time luv![/p][/quote]It's a shame that you didn't get the book signed, but really they are so many people demanding so much from everyone, they can't get around to everybody. I agree it's bad form that they didn't bring a chair out, but the best memories you can give her are with you, not a celebrity. I hope things go well for you, as best they can. Best wishes[/p][/quote]Maybe you could contact the fan club and explain what happened,they may be able to do something Miss Merlin
  • Score: -1

4:04pm Thu 15 May 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Sad !
Sad ! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 2

7:31pm Fri 16 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Mysterious:
Mysterious: A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 0

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