LEANN RIMES SURPRISES LONGTIME FRIEND AND COUNSELOR WITH AN INDOOR/OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING OASIS IN JUNE 28 EPISODE OF HGTV’S ‘CELEBRITY IOU’

New York [June 22, 2021] Singer, songwriter, actress and author LeAnn Rimes will help create an indoor/outdoor culinary and entertaining showplace for her longtime friend and counselor Roger in a new episode of the hit HGTV series Celebrity IOU on Monday, June 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. LeAnn, GRAMMY Award® winning singer and songwriter, credits Roger with pulling her through a very dark time in her life and says he’s more like family than a friend. To show her gratitude, LeAnn will work with real estate and renovation experts Drew and Jonathan Scott to create a design plan that maximizes Roger’s space and gives him room to live out his passion for hosting and cooking. The episode also will be available to stream on discovery+ early on Monday, June 28.

“Roger always takes care of everyone around him and always puts others first,” said LeAnn. “He has helped so many people. I think it would be really beautiful to give him a space that brightens his life because he’s brightened so many people’s lives. That would be special.”

After LeAnn walks Drew and Jonathan through the house and explains Roger’s modern design style, she’s game to grab a sledgehammer and help the Brothers demo the outdated and awkwardly shaped kitchen. As the overhaul continues, LeAnn also will learn how to hang cabinets and lay tile to give her dear friend a gorgeous new home to share with the people he loves. The final reveal will include a state-of-the-art kitchen with sleek dark cabinets and an oversized stone island, a massive collapsible sliding door to the backyard and an expansive outdoor patio with a built-in pizza oven, dining space and custom fireplace.

“I really do owe Roger my life in a lot of ways,” added LeAnn. “We’re very lucky to have one another.”

Celebrity IOU features Hollywood A-listers who help a special person in their lives get the renovation they need. The series spotlights Drew and Jonathan and their celebrity friends as they inspire, entertain and bring fans to happy tears with personal stories of gratitude. Working together with the Brothers, the celebs get their hands dirty to surprise their deserving friends and mentors with the stunning home overhauls. Celebrity IOU is produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment, with Drew and Jonathan as executive producers.

Fans are invited to visit HGTV’s digital platforms for additional fresh content from each new episode of Celebrity IOU. Viewers can watch the episodes on HGTV GO the same day and time as the TV premieres—Mondays at 9 p.m. Fans can connect with the series at HGTV.com/Celebrity-IOU to find articles, before and after photo galleries and more details about the celebrities. Social media users can follow @HGTV and #CelebIOU on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for extra show content and updates. Drew and Jonathan also will share more from the new episodes on their social channels at @mrdrewscott (Instagram, Twitter) and @jonathanscott (Instagram, Twitter).

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to 81 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.5 million people each month; a social footprint of 25.7 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

ABOUT discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.

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