Ellen DeGeneres to launch home-design show

Los Angeles: Celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is launching her own design show next year. The show, called `Ellen`s Design Challenge`, is simialr to `Top Chef` only with furniture instead of food, reportedly.

Six contestants will work with expert carpenters to sketch, design and build various pieces of furniture within a 24-hour period.

The winner, who will be determined by a panel of judges, will take home a cash prize.

"I`m so excited about this show because I love finding really special pieces of furniture. One time I found a beautiful one-of-a-kind armoire that spoke to me in a way I`d never experienced. It turned out there was a drifter living inside of it, but that`s a story for another time," DeGeneres said.