Written by Paisley Tedder

7 unmissable talks at Ideal Home Show 2022

Heading to the Ideal Home Show 2022 at Olympia London? Plan your visit so that you don’t miss your favourite celebrities and experts live on stage with this guide to the Show’s must-see talks…

Whether you plan to shop for homeware bargains, learn about the latest interior design trends, or to hang out at the Champagne Bar or Rovers Return pub, there’s plenty to enjoy at the Ideal Home Show, in partnership with NatWest.

Get the latest advice on home styling, property renovation, saving money on your bills and even cooking with this great lineup of unmissable talks from celebrity experts…

phil spencer at the ideal home show

Phil Spencer at the Ideal Home Show. Photo: Media10

1. Martin Lewis: Money Saving Expert

Who doesn’t like to learn how they can save money? As the news hounds us daily with energy bills increasing and price hikes, advice from The Money Saving Expert has never been more welcome. Martin’s expertise is well renowned, with his website (founded in 2003 from his living room) is now the UK’s biggest consumer site, a title it has held for well over a decade. He has since expanded his empire to also include The Martin Lewis Money Show which has been running since 2012, and regularly appears on ITV daytime programmes including Good Morning Britain, This Morning and Lorraine.

This year, Martin’s ‘Cut your bills, fight your corner’ talk will be focusing on spending smart and cutting domestic living costs through innovations. You’ll also have the chance to put your questions direct to the man himself, so it’s a fantastic opportunity for a fan!


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When is he on?

Super Theatre

Friday 11 March 11.30am-12.15pm
Monday 14 March 11.30am-12.15pm

2. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

The Changing Rooms favourite (both in the Channel 4 2021 reboot and original BBC) is hugely popular on the interiors scene and is flair and eccentric style have gained him legions of fans. This year he’ll be on both the super theatre and the interiors stage, so you’ll have a few opportunities to catch the man in action!

When is he on?

Super Theatre

Friday 11 March 10.45-11.15am
Saturday 19 March 1.30-2.15pm & 3.30-4.15pm

Interiors Stage

Friday 11 March 12.30-1pm
Saturday 19 March 12.30-1pm

3. Phil Spencer

Property expert Phil is best known for being half of the Location, Location, Location TV presenting duo alongside Kirstie Alsopp. His natural ability to understand and interpret house hunters needs, find them houses and negotiate deals helped birth the programme, which is now the longest running and most successful show of its time on TV. Phil now spends half the year working on projects with Kirstie and the other half on independent projects.

This year at the show, Phil will be offering his expert advice to first-time buyers and insight into buy-to-let properties.


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When is he on?

Super Theatre

Friday 11 March 12.30-1.15pm & 2.30-3.15pm
Friday 18 March 11.30-12.15pm & 1.30-2.15pm

4. The Style Sisters

The celebrity styling duo specialise in the detox, organising and re-styling of your home and wardrobe. With over 15 years experience in the fashion and interiors industry, they have created their unique brand to channel their creativity and transform your living space into something you love.

At Ideal Home Show this year, the pair will be offering tips and advice so you can sort out your own wardrobe at home, alongside a visual demonstration and step-by-step guide to making the best of the space in your home.

When are they on?

Interiors stage

Thursday 24 March 11-11.30am & 4-4.30pm

Super Theatre

Thursday 24 March 12.30-1.15pm

5. John Whaite

Sashaying onto the stage comes Strictly Come Dancing 2021 runner up and GBBO Series 3 winner John Whaite. As a food and drink expert, he regularly appears on Lorraine, This Morning and Sunday Brunch showcasing his culinary skills.

John will be cooking up a storm on the Eat and Drink stage as he returns to his winning baking routes.


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When is he on?

Eat and Drink stage

Sunday 13 March 12.20-12.50pm & 2-2.30pm

6. Lisa Faulkner

Actress and TV chef Lisa Faulkner is a regular on This Morning, and is highly sought after her for her demonstrations at food events including BBC Good Food, The Cake & Bake Show and the Ideal Home Show. Most recently, she presented Weekend Kitchen with husband John Torode on ITV and is also ambassador for a number of high profile brands including Uncle Ben’s, Kikkoman, Kelloggs and Hotpoint.


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When is she on?

Eat and Drink stage

Thursday 17 March 12.20-12.50pm & 2.00-2.30pm
Wednesday 23 March 11.30am-12pm & 2.50-3.20pm

7. David Domoney

The chartered horticulturalist and gardening presenter is well known for his exciting and enlightening talks on a range of business, horticulture and entertainment topics. Alongside his work in TV and newspapers, David is also a patron for several charities including the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and Greenfingers – which creates gardens in children’s hospices across the UK.

During the show, he will be giving talks on a range of topics including how to turn garden spaces into big assets with gardening TLC, how to start out your garden with easy projects and how to bring your garden into your interiors.


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When is he on?

Super Theatre

Friday 11 March 1.30-2.15pm & 4.30-5pm
Saturday 12 March 10.45-11.15am & 1.30-2.15pm
Sunday 13 March 10.45-11.15am & 1.30-2.15pm
Thursday 17 March 11.30am-12.15pm
Friday 18 March 10.45-11.15am
Monday 21 March 10.45-11.15am

Interiors stage

Friday 11 March 11-11.30am
Saturday 12 March 12.30-1pm
Thursday 17 March 11-11.30am

Buy tickets and find out more

Click here to buy your tickets or here to find out what else is on at the Show