In October 2000, the first episode of TLC’s “Trading Spaces” aired, and the nation got its first glimpse into what happens when two sets of neighbors are given 48 hours, a small budget, and full control over the other’s home makeover.

The result was a hit show. Publications dubbed it the “show that ruled the world” — even The New York Times called it “TLC’s prime-time jewel.”

“Trading Spaces” aired for eight years, ending its run in December 2008. But despite its absence from TV screens, the show was never forgotten.

And in the current boom of home design and improvement television programs, it’s no surprise that in March, TLC President and General Manager Nancy Daniels announced that the show will return in 2018, saying:

“[Trading Spaces was the] most successful and most iconic series.”

And on Wednesday, one big upgrade to the show’s reboot was announced: ‘Trading Spaces’s” original host, Paige Davis, is returning as well.

In a short, but very sweet video, Davis excitedly shared the news with fans, announcing:

“I will be hosting ‘Trading Spaces’ again. I’m back at TLC, back home and back where I belong. I am so thrilled.”

She then dished about what she’s been up to since the show’s wrap in 2008, saying she’s been “on and off Broadway,” referring to her time as Roxie Hart in “Chicago.”

Now, the star is ready to grace millions of Americans’ screens in the new and improved “Trading Spaces.”

Needless to say, she’s not the only one “thrilled” about her announcement:

Some thought the one show wasn’t even enough:

While others compared their joy to the news of another iconic host returning to prime time:

But some just couldn’t get over Davis’s most famous episodes:

Regardless of any past design flubs, “Trading Spaces” fans can’t help but freak out in anticipation over Davis’s return.

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