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Mark Wright to present new CBBC series ‘The Dengineers’

MUMBAI: CBBC has signed presenter, radio host and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ finalist Mark Wright to co-host a brand new makeover show, ‘The Dengineers’, creating dream dens for recipients.

Produced by CBBC Productions, the new format teams Mark Wright up in his first kids TV presenting role with CBBC vlogger Lauren Layfield. Over the series, the duo will surprise 10 kids with the news that they have been selected for ‘The Dengineers’. With the help of expert designers and builders and the youngsters themselves, the Dengineers team will then construct an extraordinary den, either completely from scratch or by transforming an existing space in the home, like a cellar or attic.

Wright said, “I’m delighted to be fronting this show. I loved nothing more than making dens with my brother and sisters when I was younger and I can’t wait to see what kids we meet and what dens we produce for them., I think my 10-year-old self might be pretty jealous!”

The series will reveal to viewers the science, engineering and technology that goes into the builds, and feature unique examples of up-cycling, as well as the ambitious and eye-catching den designs. And the cross-platform content also includes ‘Den Hacks’ with tips and ideas to try at home.

‘The Dengineers’ has been commissioned by CBBC controller Cheryl Taylor, who said, “We’re chuffed to bits that Mark is joining CBBC to host such an imaginative new show with Lauren. Children have always loved the notion of their own bespoke hideaway – and Dengineers promises to deliver dream dens on a scale of epic proportions. We’ll see eye-popping designs and ambitious makes, and our newly formed presenting duo should mean everyone will be talking about The Dengineers!”

‘The Dengineers’ will be filmed over the summer and be shown on CBBC later in the year.