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From hobby to TV gig

Jun 08, 2019 - The Detroit News

Southfield native Mikel Welch had a routine in high school in the mid-'90s: come from school, plop down on his family's sofa with a box of Cheez-Its and watch one of his favorite shows, TLC's "Trading Spaces."

Little did he know that one day he'd actually star on the beloved decorating show.

"It just blows my mind," said Welch, now 39.

On Saturday, Welch, a 1997 graduate of Southfield-Lathrup High School, will make his "Trading Spaces" debut as one of its designers. He'll work ...