NEW YORK– The sweltering Las Vegas heat is nothing compared to the smoldering stars of the male revue stage show Australia’s Thunder from Down Under who will launch their home renovation business in HGTV’s newest series, Flip the Strip, premiering Monday, July 10, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Headliners by night and expert tradesman by day, Ben Cleary, Dan Paterson, Liam Black and Malik Wills-Martin will work with celebrated interior designer Kelly Stone to turn their clients’ humdrum homes into glitzy desert oases. The six hour-long episodes will feature over-the-top casino-inspired style, including decadent chandeliers, imaginative bar setups, custom statement balustrades and one abstract art piece involving paint and a shirtless dancer that must be seen to be believed. Along the way the guys will drop some “Aussie-isms” into their vernacular that will illustrate the ups and downs of each renovation.
“Between Ben, Malik, Liam and I, we have a ton of experience in the construction industry from our time before joining the cast of Australia’s Thunder from Down Under,” said Dan. “We are here in the United States to perform, but we also want to try our hand at building a business and deliver the best possible renovations to our clients.”
In addition to their dancing skills, each of the guys will have a renovation role to play – Dan doubles as the project manager; Ben is a skilled carpenter; Liam is a talented painter/finisher; and Malik is a demo and “do-it-all” ace. In the series premiere, Kelly and the foursome will work together to create a beautifully cohesive space for homeowners Melissa and Kelsey, who are at odds when it comes to the design of their shared home. The team will update the dark kitchen and build out a Vegas-worthy entertaining area complete with a new bar and custom fireplace, all while making it dog-friendly for the couple’s three golden retrievers.
For the latest announcements on Flip The Strip, fans are invited to stay connected across HGTV’s digital platforms at HGTV.com and via @HGTV on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok using the #FliptheStrip hashtag. Flip the Strip also will be available to stream the same day on Max(R).