Trading Spaces Designer Who Shared Photo in Wheelchair Says It Was 'Prank' Aimed at Paige Davis
Doug Wilson posted a photo of himself being pushed through the airport after injuring his "bum leg"
Being a designer on Trading Spaces is a full-contact job, according to Doug Wilson.
The interior designer, who appeared on the original series and the reboot that debuted last spring, shared a photo of himself in a wheelchair at the airport on Friday, after, he wrote, he had a run-in with host Paige Davis.
“WHEEL CHAIR ASSISTANCE,” he captioned the photo, which shows him being pushed through the airport by a man in uniform.
“The day after @realpaigedavis unexpectedly decides to sprint down a hotel hall and jump into your arms with my bum leg . . . taking most the weight and toll!” he added. “I’m starting physical therapy on next week.”
He later clarified in the comments on Saturday that while his leg is injured, Paige Davis isn’t the one who caused it, stating that the post was intended as a “prank” aimed at the host.
“Hey Everyone Paige and I prank each other all the time and she is like a sister to me. I was just pulling her leg (pun intended),” he wrote. “My bum leg was not caused by Paige — and I can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve to prank me next time I see her!”
After initially commenting, “Oh no!” on the post, Davis replied to Wilson’s explanation, writing, “Love you, Doug!”
In his original post, Wilson also thanked the gentleman who seemingly helped him get to his departure gate in the wheelchair. “Thanks to Cayley of Army Nation Guard for his kind service!”
Wilson hashtagged the photo #tradingspaces #physicaltherapy#armynationalguard #wheelchairassistance #legpain #militaryservice #tlc and #discoveryinc.
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Paige also shared a photo of herself at the airport showing off her coffee on Friday. “Have Latte. Will Travel,” she captioned the Instagram Stories selfie.
Trading Spaces returned to TLC after a 10 year hiatus in April. Almost the entire original cast reunited for the reboot, including designers Doug, Hildi, Frank, Laurie, Genevieve and Vern, carpenters Carter and Ty, and host Paige.
A few new faces also joined the production: HGTV regulars Kahi Lee, Sabrina Soto and John Gidding, as well as two newcomer carpenters, Brett Tutor and America’s Next Top Model alum Joanie Sprague.
Wilson was known for not necessarily conforming to homeowners’ design wishes during the original run of the show — he once redesigned a bedroom to look like a prison cell. After Trading Spaces, he released a decorating guide, Doug’s Rooms and hosted Moving Up and America’s Ugliest Rooms on TLC. Hildi Santo Tomas and Wilson also reunited at a SCAD event in 2016.
Trading Spaces was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Revival Show in 2018. It will return for another season in 2019.