Tygert Burton "Ty" Pennington (born Gary Tygert Burton; October 19, 1964) is an American television host, artist and carpenter. He is most notable for having been the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition which aired on ABC in the US until its cancellation in December 2012 and will return with specials and Ty's Great British Adventure, which airs on Home in the UK and TV Land. Previously, Pennington was a carpenter on the TLC reality show Trading Spaces. Currently, he manufactures a line of furniture with the Howard Miller Company. He is also one of the hosts of a Food Network show premiering in May 2015 called American Diner Revival, in which they travel to lend various towns a hand in saving their struggling diners.