Paige Davis is moving out of TLC’s “Trading Spaces.”
The perky host of the popular TV show about couples who redecorate each other’s homes is leaving, the cable network announced Monday. TLC said Davis’ departure is part of a spring transition to a host-less format.
“We believe that this new creative direction will enable the show to be more spontaneous, focus more on the homeowners and designers, and create alternative home trades in different cities and on opposite coasts,” TLC said in a statement.
As host of the show, Davis was responsible for introducing the homeowners and designers, swapping their keys and holding their hands when their newly decorated rooms were revealed.
She began hosting “Trading Spaces” in its second season in 2001.
“I just wanted to take a minute to say goodbye,” Davis wrote on the show’s Web site. “I cannot begin to explain what an incredible journey this show has been for me. I love ‘Trading Spaces’ so much, and I am very proud of what the cast and crew has brought to you.”
Besides “Trading Spaces,” Davis also appeared on Broadway in “Beauty and the Beast” and “Chicago.”
“Paige helped make ‘Trading Spaces’ a great success for the network and we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors,” TLC said.
Davis’ last new episode will air in March.