Participant Calls Out HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” As Fake

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HGTV plays in homes across America for those who are hoping to get some inspiration for their own interior design or for those who are dreaming of one day owning a beautiful home. Many of their successful shows are set up as reality TV programs. “Fixer Upper” shows a homebuyer looking at three potential homes, purchasing one, and then turning it over to the hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, to be remodeled.

But David Ridley appeared on Season 3 of “Fixer Upper,” and he let it slip to Fox News that he had already purchased his home, and it was even necessary to already be under contract on a home in order to be on the show. This means that part of the show is completely faked.

NY Magazine posted HGTV’s response which neither confirmed nor denied the claims. They simply said, “‘Fixer Upper’ fans enjoy the series because it focuses on the playful banter between Chip and Jo, their home renovation expertise, innovative design tips and families who get the help they need to transform a fixer upper into the home of their dreams.”

Even though Ridley says that choosing the home is a farce, he did confirm that the home he bought was sent to Chip and Joanna’s design team, and from there, the house was remodeled for the show. For that reason, there’s still plenty of real renovation for viewers to enjoy.