Desborough hotel to appear on TV’s Four in a Bed

The hotel in Station Road.
The hotel in Station Road.

The owner of a Desborough hotel has told viewers to expect fireworks after they announced they would be taking part in a C4 TV show.

The R Inn hotel in Station Road will feature in Four in a Bed, where four hoteliers compete to be the best establishment of the group.

Kris Malde and Vikki Cheatham

Kris Malde and Vikki Cheatham

The show airs on Monday, November 28, with the Desborough hotel acting as guests on Thursday before then hosting ‘payment day’ on the Friday.

Owner Kris Malde, who is taking part with events manager Vikki Cheatham, says they don’t get on with one of their fellow competitors.

He said: “We left quite negative reviews on one of the hotels and that sort of hangs over us all week, there’s plenty of fireworks.

“Channel 4 approached us and came down to do some auditions, which they use on the out-takes for the show, and then we had a formal interview.

“When they were here we had a big Asian wedding so the place looked brilliant.

“I’m doing the show with Vikki and we get to host the final day as well so Desborough gets two bites of the cherry.”

In the show, owners take turns to stay at each other’s hotel before paying what they consider is a fair price. The winner is the hotel rated as the best value for money.

The R Inn last made national headlines when it was forced to change its name from The Ritz after legal action by its more famous London namesake.

Mr Malde said: “It’s putting Desborough on the map again which can only be a good thing.

“A lot of people have given up on Desborough but it’s a vibrant place and a place where people should invest.”

More recently, the hotel’s adjoining restaurant became the first in the county to offer a tapas delivery service.

The TV show is on at 5pm from Monday to Friday on C4.