Over the last 10 years HGTV Canada has drawn attention to Mike Holmes and his renowned ambition to “Make It Right” for homeowners, communities and individuals in need. Viewers have been informed, entertained and inspired by his inspections, renovations and reveals, but to celebrate this milestone Mike is giving fans a more personal glimpse in Behind The Overalls. This brand-new special premieres Tuesday April 9, followed by new episodes of the hit series Holmes Makes It Right beginning April 16.
“The last ten years have been incredible. Thanks to HGTV Canada I have been able to do what I love while educating Canadians about their homes and making it right. Can’t wait to see where the next ten years takes us,” said Mike Holmes.
Mike Holmes first appeared on HGTV Canada in 2003 with the launch of the hit series Holmes on Homes. Since then Holmes Inspection and Holmes Makes It Right have premiered to huge audiences on HGTV Canada along with special events like Holmes In New Orleans and Lien On Me. In addition to generating a remarkable fan base, these series have received critical acclaim, garnering 13 Gemini nominations over the last 10 years.
Mike’s commitment to building standards, the promotion of skilled trades, and his adamant belief in making it right have led to impressive accolades – from the Gemini Viewer’s Choice Award for Favourite TV Personality to the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. He has been named one of the Most Trusted Canadians by Reader’s Digest two years running, and was recently named the third Most Trusted Celebrity by Forbes Magazine.
“Over the last decade Mike has dedicated himself to improving the lives of Canadians one home at a time,” said Barb Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “We are so proud that HGTV Canada has been able to provide a national platform for Mike to continue to inspire and educate homeowners.”
The anniversary special Behind The Overalls gets personal with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor. Mike answers fan questions, reveals a day in his life, revisits his childhood, reflects on his greatest memories from the last 10 years, and also gives a hint to what’s next. With meaningful congratulations from celebrities such as Randy Bachman, David Suzuki, Liza Fromer, Rick Campanelli, Cheryl Hickey and HGTV Canada alumni Scott McGillivray and Bryan Baeumler, along with an inside look at Mike’s surprise 10th anniversary party, this special will be a remarkable reflection on one of Canada’s most influential and meaningful celebrities.