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Laila Ali Joins OWN’s Daytime Emmy-Winning “Home Made Simple” -OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Procter & Gamble announced today that Laila Ali, undefeated four-time boxing world champion, cookbook author, lifestyle brand creator, inspirational speaker and youngest daughter of Muhammad Ali, will join Daytime Emmy award-winning DIY series “Home Made Simple” as the new host for season seven.
“Home Made Simple,” which recently earned its fourth consecutive Daytime Emmy nomination as Outstanding Lifestyle Program, will return with an all-new hour-long format on Saturday, November 4 at 9 a.m. ET/PT. Home Made Simple’s easy-to-follow DIY projects, delicious recipes and dramatic home makeovers are featured on P&G’s popular website www.homemadesimple.com.
“I am thrilled to join the OWN family as the new host of ‘Home Made Simple,'” said Laila Ali. “Being able to merge my passion for cooking with my longtime love of interior design and the desire I have to help families, all on a network created by Oprah Winfrey, a woman I have always admired, is truly an honor.”
Creating homes that deserving families love to live in is at the core of “Home Made Simple.” The show pairs inspiring families, a team of professional designers, carpenters and special guest artists, who work together with the families to create simple solutions to everyday home challenges and design dilemmas. Host Laila Ali will be working alongside families as they transform their living, work and play spaces, revealing the compelling and inspiring stories of the families behind the makeovers. Laila, who describes herself as a “home cook,” will also teach the families delicious, easy recipes from her upcoming cookbook “Food For Life,” which will be published in January 2018.
Laila Ali is a self-made woman who, over the course of her life, has evolved from professional manicurist at age 15, to nail salon owner at 18, to undefeated pro boxer and sports hall of famer to television host/personality to actress to author and inspirational speaker. She hosted “All in with Laila Ali,” “Everyday Health,” “Late Night Chef Fight” and “American Gladiators,” is a regular contributor on “We Need to Talk” and has appeared on scripted series “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Strong Medicine,” “The Parkers” and “One on One,” as well as nearly every talk show on American television. She is a two-time winner of the celebrity version of “Chopped” and was a finalist on “Dancing With the Stars.” She has partnered with T.J. Maxx to launch The MaxxYou Project, an ongoing initiative designed to inspire and enable women to let their individuality shine. Her weekly podcast series, “Laila Ali Lifestyle,” is one of the leading shows downloaded on digital platforms worldwide. She authored the memoir Reach!: Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power, and her new book, Food for Life: Delicious & Healthy Comfort Food From My Table to Yours! is slated for release in early 2018.