HGTV's 'Flip or Flop': Here's the real reason why Tarek buys the nastiest houses to flip with Christina

It's 'Flip or Flop' day and Tarek let's the audience in on a little secret


                            HGTV's 'Flip or Flop': Here's the real reason why Tarek buys the nastiest houses to flip with Christina
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A brand new season of 'Flip or Flop' premiered last week on HGTV. Hosts and exes Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa resumed their positions as hosts of the show in the premiere episode where they revamped a tiny backyard house. The windows on the roof and a kitchen that led to another strange room that one had to cross in order to reach the backyard were some of the elements that lent a certain kind of sinisterness to the house. For the second episode, it was just Tarek alone. To make up for Christina's absence who was on a holiday, he invited his friend Robert Drenk to invest in a property and help flip it for profit. Rob was hesitant at first as he was averse to the idea of mixing business and friendship. However, he later gave in and was equally excited to work with Tarek on the Lakewood house. 

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'Flip or Flop' is HGTV's top-rated show and millions of viewers tune in to see Tarek and Christina work their magic on neglected houses which they then sell and make operating profits out of.  The two are divorced now and this is the first season post their split that they've come together for this show that they've hosted for the past 8 seasons. Their camaraderie is something that the audience have loved and their split has not affected their working relationship one bit. In the first episode, there was some amount of healthy flirting that the two engaged in. Christina also said, “You look different, you shaved off all your body hair," to Tarek making him laugh which the audiences thoroughly enjoyed watching. 

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It's 'Flip or Flop' day once again (October 22) and Christina and Tarek are about to return to your screens and in one of the episodes they are seen flipping a gross house with rotten avocados lying across the yard. The sight of rotten fruit on the ground gives Christina the heebie-jeebies and she walks out. Here's when Tarek reveals he buys such houses on purpose and Christina says she knows he does it to save dollars, however, he says he does so for a very strange reason. As Christina complains that Tarek has brought her to cockroach and flea-infested houses and places that also feature spiders, to save money, he says it's nothing about the money and does it just to watch her squirm.

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Watch this fun sneak peek by clicking on the play button below. 



 

 

'Flip or Flop' airs Thursdays at 9 pm ET on HGTV.

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