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Game of Homes
Show synopsis: 

In Game of Homes,  teams of skilled amateur home renovators compete for the chance to trade their skills for the prize of a lifetime. The teams save rundown houses that are marked to be torn down and revive them into dream homes. Each team must redo the houses room by room, as they cope with small budgets, tight deadlines and even tighter living spaces.

The action-based series pits each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. In the finale, in addition to the judges, the public will cast their vote. 

The winning couple each week receives a prize that is theirs to keep. In the dramatic finale, the team whose finished house is voted the best – WINS THEIR HOUSE AND A PLOT OF LAND TO PUT IT ON!

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Colin and Justin - Resident Judges

Previous guest judges on Game of Homes season one, Colin and Justin return as resident judges in season two. Well-known interior designers, style commentators, Hollywood celebrity interviewers and all round lifestyle gurus who hail from Glasgow, Scotland, the duo have hosted 11 television series that air worldwide, from the BBC show Million Pound Property Experiment and ITV’s The 60 Minute Makeoverto Colin and Justin’s Home Heist (HGTV) and Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure (Cottage Life).

Bringing that expertise to the series, in each episode of Game of Homes, Colin and Justin vote for their favourite room renovations based on design and workmanship, working alongside a stellar cast of celebrity guest judges. In the finale, in addition to the judges, the public also casts their votes, and in the dramatic and life-changing conclusion, the winning team is awarded their spectacular new home.

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Dave Salmoni - Host

Multi-talented Sarnia, Ontario native Dave Salmoni is an internationally recognized on-air television host, animal trainer, and television producer.

As host of Game of Homes, Salmoni guides four teams of skilled amateur home renovators as they compete for the chance to trade their skills for the prize of a lifetime – their own home and a plot of land to put it on. The teams save rundown houses from the wrecking ball and week-by-week, revive them into dream homes, one room at a time. Each team works side-by-side, around the clock, to completely transform these dumps into show homes – while also living in them through the entire renovation. They will battle small budgets, tight deadlines, cramped quarters and each other for a chance to win a home and change their lives forever.

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Sabrina Smelko - Guest Judge
Sabrina is an ambitious, multi-disciplinary go- getter. She’s an award winning designer and creator of original lifestyle content on Hands and Hustle and an Editor for Design*Sponge. Her online content and resume got the attention of TV design stars Colin and Justin. Sabrina knows all about DIY design on a budget. She purchased her first home at an auction when she was 22 years old and remodeled the interior on her own. Her efforts and design skills got the attention of several commercial brands. She’s now a blogger, editor and video contributor for Design*Sponge. In a recent branded YouTube series she tackled a full kitchen reno with a budget of less than $6,000 using strategic spending and plenty of up-cycled materials. She has also launched her own website and blog at
Jillian Harris - Guest Judge

Jillian Harris first charmed audiences with her irrepressible humour and emotional honesty on ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Now she has her chance to share her wealth of experience in the design industry as co-host of Love it or List it Vancouver. Having previously hosted Canada’s Handyman Challenge and working as a designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Game of Homes is a natural fit for Jillian.

Growing up in the picturesque Peace River Valley in Alberta was a catalyst for Jillian’s creativity and vivacious character. A self-proclaimed ‘polished redneck’, she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty or climb a ladder with heels on. In design and daily life, she carefully combines elements of city and country, lowbrow and high class. From ATVing and campfires to perusing the shops of the Merchandise Mart for design trends, Jillian’s motto about ‘doing it all’ rings true. While this lifestyle makes her the quintessential ‘busy bee,’ those close to Jillian would say her passion to make others happy is the highlight to her multi-faceted personality. Outside of her work in television, Jillian jets between the U.S. and Canada to run her firm Jillian Harris Design, pours her heart and soul into her website and prides herself at always putting family and personal life first. She loves traveling, hosting dinners at her home in Kelowna, taking in fine fashion and, of course, cuisine.

Kortney & Dave Wilson - Guest Judges

Aspiring country music artists, Kortney Kayle & Dave Wilson arrived separately in Nashville within a week of each other from their native Ontario homes, both pursuing solo careers. As fate would have it, they met each other soon after at songwriter, Deric Ruttan’s farm. As the old saying goes, they have been inseparable ever since. After both testing the waters with solo projects, they felt their true musical harmony was with each other and so was born the musical duo, The Wilsons.

In 2009, CMT Canada debuted a reality show called Meet the Wilsons that brought Kortney & Dave into our homes and hearts. Cameras followed them around their Nashville home, where they play many roles: house flippers, musicians, and most importantly, Mom and Dad to Jett and Sully. During the filming of the show, they also adopted a beautiful baby girl, Lennox. We laughed and cried with them, and you couldn’t help but love this family. Following the success of Meet the Wilsons, two singles and hit CMT videos, and The Wilson’s: Flip Out Kortney & Dave began interacting with their fans as hosts of their own show on CMT Canada – Kortney & Dave: By Request. It’s become a favorite of CMT viewers across Canada, all while making music, performances, house flips, and raising their kids.

Dee Dee Eustace - Guest Judge

Dee Dee Taylor Eustace is a Toronto-based architect and interior designer. Establishing Taylor Hannah Architect Inc. in 1992, Dee Dee specializes in high-end residential architecture and interior design and has completed over 100 high-profile residential and commercial projects across Canada and the United States.

Dee Dee has also hosted HGTV’s Love By Design, that aired both in Canada and the U.S.A., and was one of the four hosts for the Canadian HGTV Designer’s Christmas Special. She was a feature designer on HGTV’s Real Designing Women and has appeared on numerous other television and radio shows, including three visits to The Oprah Winfrey Show and now a celebrity judge on Game of Homes. Her writing credits include a weekly design advice column for The Globe and Mail, an architectural critique in the National Post and her e-book Dee Dee’s Rules.

Cheryl Torrenueva - Guest Judge

Designer Cheryl Torrenueva has become a hot commodity in the TV design world! She graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design from Ryerson University and could have never predicted what was yet to come.

On a whim she entered HGTV’s ‘Superstar Challenge’, made it to the finals, and the rest is TV history. Cheryl had no problem landing gig after gig on hit shows like HGTV’s Home To Go, Rooms That Rock, and Food Network’s Restaurant Makeover; art directed for HGTV’s Disaster DIY, Design Interns and SLICE’s Superstar Hair Challenge. In between shows, she has contributed to the The Marilyn Denis Show, Blanco Canada’s KDC, Moulding & Millwork Design Council, created feature spaces for IDS Toronto and various Home and Interior Design Shows.

Cheryl’s big break came when she was chosen to be the feisty on-camera Design Manager for HGTV’s Colin & Justin’s Home Heist. She started working in the USA as a design producer for HGTV USA’s Secrets From A Stylist, with her work featured on The Rachel Ray Show. She holds the throne as one of the top on-camera designers in demand on Food Network USA’s uber-successful Restaurant Impossible and Food Network Canada/Cooking Channel USA’s Restaurant Takeover.

Todd Talbot - Guest Judge

In Love It or List It Vancouver, co-host Todd Talbot is best known for his real estate savvy, keen sense of style and quick wit. A native of Vancouver, Game of Homes is Todd’s latest venture in a long and diversified journey that has brought together his passion for real estate, investing, renovations and design, as well as film, television and live theatre performance.

A real estate entrepreneur at a young age, Todd has owned and renovated multiple properties. He has also created and operated several real estate companies in marketing, design and staging and has worked with many clients to buy and sell homes. His other calling as a performer came when he was a teenager with a starring role on the hit TV series Fifteen. A veteran of the Canadian theatre community for more than two decades, he has starred in dozens of award-winning productions, a path that helped set the stage for his latest role as TV personality. With his many accomplishments and interests, Todd is never happier than with his family or when he has been tasked with renovating or building his next project.

Recently, he launched a new website,, where he takes visitors on a journey through his own home renovation and offers a behind the scenes glimpse into his life both on and off the screen.