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Clive Pearse

Learn more about Clive Pearse, host of HGTV Design Star and Designed to Sell.

British-born Clive Pearse returns to host the third season of the highly rated reality competition, HGTV Design Star. Clive, a familiar face to HGTV viewers, began his career with the network as host of the L.A.-based team of Designed to Sell, which recently celebrated its 100th episode. He has also hosted live broadcasts of the HGTV Dream Home 2007 and HGTV Dream Home 2008 specials.

His TV career began in England, where he was best known for hosting three shows for NBC Europe. He hosted Europe's first live call-in show, the award-winning cult favorite On the Air. Later he helmed the primetime Entertainment X-Press, in which he interviewed such stars as Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Nicolas Cage. He also hosted the popular show Ushuaia, an extreme-adventures program in which he interviewed world-class explorers and adventurers.

Clive, who became an American citizen in 2002, moved to Los Angeles in 1997, where he expanded his show-business credits with a successful voiceover career. His voiceover talents can be heard in characterizations for the Academy Award–winning movie Shrek and in countless national TV and radio commercials, including spots for Jaguar, Land Rover and Ziploc.

When he's not in front of the camera, he is actively involved with animal welfare issues and works closely with his friend, Academy Award nominee Linda Blair. Clive serves as a board member of the nonprofit organization Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, in which he helps to raise awareness for abused companion animals. More information about the foundation can be found at

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