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Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud admits he tells people off in the street

The 61-year-old isn’t pulling any punches…

Gemma Strong

Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud has revealed he has "got quite good at being rude" to people who break COVID-19 guidelines. The 61-year-old has admitted he has been shouting at members of the public on the street if they don't respect social distancing.

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Ahead of the return of the show this week, he told the Mirror: "It's a big thing actually, because we've been filming since June and we've developed a protocol for all the various places, whether we're filming in a building or outside, quite diligently.

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"We have Covid compliance officers with us at all times, checking out here, making sure we are all being good."

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The British designer continued: "Also, I've got quite good at being rude. So if somebody approaches, I say, 'Excuse me back off! What do you think you're doing? Be Covid compliant.'

"I'm quite bad walking down the street now. I tell people off. You can now, I can be completely anonymous in a hat and a mask."

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Kevin McCloud has fronted Grand Designs since 1999

Kevin has fronted Grand Designs ever since it first aired in 1999, and has hosted more than 200 episodes. Despite that, he shies away from the public eye.

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"I don't think I'm a celebrity," he told the Daily Mail in 2010. "If I welcomed people into my lovely home every week in the pages of a magazine they'd soon see how incredibly dull it is. It's important to maintain a bit of mystique.

"The more of your private life you put into the public domain, the smaller your private life becomes."

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Furthermore, despite being the face of extreme home renovations, Kevin has chosen not to share pictures of his own property.

"I'm terribly fastidious,” the father-of-four previously told the Daily Telegraph. "I like symmetry and neatness, but my house is as chaotic as any other family's."

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