Since 2016, Ben and Erin Napier have starred on the hit HGTV sequence “Home Town.” During a latest interview on the “At Home with Linda & Drew Scott” podcast, the couple, who married in 2008, spoke about their followers.
Erin Napier Revealed That “Home Town” Has Had an Increase in Popularity Since the Pandemic
During the interview, Ben steered he was happy that their viewers consisted of individuals from all walks of life. He shared a narrative about interacting with a person whereas visiting New York. He defined that he was crossing the road when “this man hit [him].” The HGTV star stated that he “turned” to have a look at the stranger and observed that he was coated in tattoos and was “sporting a flat invoice New York Yankees hat [and] darkish rimmed glasses.” The man shocked Ben by saying that he was a fan of “Home Town.”
Erin then revealed that the show has had a rise in reputation within the final yr as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
“Honestly we noticed our fan base completely explode in 2020 and it is 100% due to COVID. Because folks had been at residence, there have been loads of reruns,” stated the mother-of-two.
Erin went on to say that she believed “Home Town,” which focuses on residence renovation in Laurel, Mississippi, “gave [viewers] one thing pretty to fixate on as an alternative of” the pandemic. She famous her show has a hopeful message, which can have resonated with those that had been in a bleak scenario.
“‘Home Town’ is totally about, you already know, nothing is past restoration, nothing is past rebirth, nothing is past restore,” defined the 35-year-old.
Erin additionally revealed that she and Ben acquired “so many emails from individuals who had been alone within the hospital” over the previous yr. Ben defined that lots of these followers had been fully remoted because of COVID-19 restrictions. His spouse then famous that these sufferers expressed gratitude for the show.
“There weren’t loads of new reveals airing so there was loads of reruns and other people had been thanking us for staying with them once they had been alone,” stated Erin.
She went on to say that the messages precipitated her to really feel emotional.
“It made me cry like a few of these emails we obtained. It was unbelievable,” stated the HGTV star.
Erin Napier Previously Addressed Fans Who Sent Her Messages on Instagram
House Beautiful reported that Erin addressed followers who despatched her messages throughout the quarantine on social media in 2020. The publication famous that the Instagram post, which was uploaded on June 10, 2020, included “photographs of the houses” that the couple restored throughout the fourth season of “Home Town.” In the caption, Erin defined that her grandmother, who has since handed, had been a resident of one of many homes, making the transform vital for her. She then mentioned the truth that she and her husband have “gotten so many messages and letters from [fans] saying #HGTVHomeTown has helped [them] really feel much less alone by means of the quarantine, that it has been a respite in troubling instances.”
“Thank you for watching and making us really feel much less alone, too. We’re so grateful,” learn a portion of the put up’s caption.
To see extra of Ben and Erin, try “Home Town” and its spinoff sequence “Home Town Takeover,” accessible to stream on Discovery +.