HAVE A NECTARINE, GONK
I've caught up now. I agree, the pacing is wrong this season - too much focus on the judges, and the statement pieces are a waste of time.Exactly. They've cut one show from the renovation process over the last couple of years, but sadly only to make way for spreading the judging over two shows.
And the renovation stage is now far less natural - it's built around the producer interventions of the bonus room and statement piece rather than what the teams are doing.