New Series Featuring 'Australia’s Thunder From Down Under' Stars Comes to HGTV

These steamy construction gurus are ready to 'Flip the Strip.' Here's what you need to know.

Updated on June 12, 2023

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The sweltering Las Vegas heat is nothing compared to the smoldering stars of the male revue stage show Australia’s Thunder from Down Under.


From left to right: Liam Black, Dan Paterson, Ben Cleary and Malik Wills-Martin

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From left to right: Liam Black, Dan Paterson, Ben Cleary and Malik Wills-Martin

This steamy foursome will launch their home renovation business in HGTV’s newest series, Flip the Strip, which premieres Monday, July 10 at 10|9c.

Headliners by night and expert tradesman by day, Ben Cleary, Dan Paterson, Liam Black and Malik Wills-Martin will work with celebrated interior designer Kelly Stone to turn their clients’ humdrum homes into glitzy desert oases. The six, hour-long episodes will feature over-the-top casino-inspired style, including decadent chandeliers, imaginative bar setups, custom statement balustrades and one abstract art piece involving paint and a shirtless dancer that must be seen to be believed. Along the way, the guys will drop some “Aussie-isms” into their vernacular that will illustrate the ups and downs of each renovation.

“Between Ben, Malik, Liam and I, we have a ton of experience in the construction industry from our time before joining the cast of Australia’s Thunder from Down Under,” says Dan. “We are here in the United States to perform, but we also want to try our hand at building a business and deliver the best possible renovations to our clients.”

In addition to their dancing skills, each of the guys will have a renovation role to play. Dan doubles as the project manager; Ben is a skilled carpenter; Liam is a talented painter/finisher; and Malik is a demo and “do-it-all” ace. In the first episode, Kelly and the foursome will work together to create a beautifully cohesive space for homeowners Melissa and Kelsey, who are at odds when it comes to the design of their shared home. The team will update the dark kitchen and build out a Vegas-worthy entertaining area complete with a new bar and custom fireplace, all while making it dog-friendly for the couple’s three Golden Retrievers.

To keep up with Flip The Strip, stay connected across HGTV’s digital platforms at and via @HGTV on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Flip the Strip also will be available to stream the same day on Max.

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HGTV is bringing the stars of sizzling Las Vegas stage show Australia’s Thunder From Down Under to the high-stakes world of home renovation in the new series, Flip the Strip.

Headliners by night, construction gurus by day, dancers Ben Cleary, Dan Paterson, Liam Black and Malik Wills-Martin will work with celebrated interior designer Kelly Stone to make clients' home design dreams a reality. The series will include six one-hour episodes premiering on the network in late summer 2023.

“The minute we found out that these guys in Australia's Thunder From Down Under were working as renovators by day, we knew we had to put them on HGTV,” says Loren Ruch, head of content, HGTV. “These charismatic performers will use their unique combination of home renovation experience and problem solving skills to create stunning spaces for their clients with signature ostentatious Las Vegas flare.”

To keep up with all things Flip the Strip, stay connected via and @HGTV on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

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