'Celebrity IOU': 'Who is Rebel Wilson?' ask viewers as Property Brothers revamp a backyard for her best friend
HGTV returned with yet another heartwarming episode of 'Celebrity IOU' and this time it's actress-comedian Rebel Wilson who has joined forces with 'Property Brothers' Drew and Jonathan Scott to gift her longtime hairdresser-turned-best friend Nicole a swanky new backyard.
Rebel and Nicole have traveled and been on press tours together. Naturally, they've spent a lot of time talking and discussing their lives with each other. The 'Isn't It Romantic' star knows that Nicole has exhausted her savings to buy herself a house and isn't left with much to do-up the empty space that sits at the back of her house.
It's a barren piece of land with cemented patches, which do nothing to uplift the overall look of the space. The design experts weighed in with their ideas, said they would make a lounge area, BBQ space, help grow a tropical garden and add grass to make the area more lounge-able. But Rebel didn't want to stop at just that.
She threw the brothers a challenge worth remembering. Rebel asked where they would set up the pool, which had Drew and Jonathan surprised because it would mean they'd have to check with the city department for permission and such. Again, time-consuming and would extend the five-week deadline they were given. But, the duo managed and how. By the time it was 'reveal day,' Drew and Jonathan had a perfectly spruced up backyard with a 6,500lb container pool.
Rebel was thrilled and so was Nicole, she had happy tears rolling out. Hard work paid off for Rebel as well given how she actively participated in the demo process. She went all out with the bulldozer and jackhammer. Although not a pro, she got the hang of it once the brothers showed her how to go about the machines.
Meanwhile, there are viewers who have been confused about who Rebel really is.
"I may be living in the dark ages but who is Rebel Wilson?" a user commented, while another posted: "First off. What in the world is a rebel Wilson. lol."
But not all are living in the dark ages and know all about the star. "Go Rebel! Show them that Aussie spirit," a fan wrote.
"Watching right now ... container pool is such a great idea! Rebel seemed in her element in that digger! Nice job - Nicole’s home is now the complete package inside & out," a viewer expressed.
Catch all the new episodes of 'Celebrity IOU' on HGTV every Monday.