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DIY SOS will return to BBC One this May for the first series in years, host Nick Knowles has revealed.

DIY SOS, which enters its 32nd series, sees Nick Knowles and the team issue a call to arms and recruit friends, family and local trades to help transform the homes of families across Britain.

The DIY SOS team includes Mark Miller, who served his apprenticeship as a carpenter in Ireland in the late 1970s. Based in Bristol he's worked as a carpenter ever since all over the UK, Europe and the U.S. Mark is the build manager – the one who has to work out how to fit weeks of work into just nine days.

There's Chris Frediani who started plastering at 17 and has worked with numerous old school plasterers. He started at the bottom and worked his way up to being a very versatile plasterer. He’s been on DIY SOS since day one. He lives in and loves his home life in Devon, likes travelling around the country but loves going home more.

Julian Perryman started his building career at 16, building new houses with his father. He’s more of a general builder but gets the short straw, always doubling up with Chris plastering. He has a very broad knowledge of modern and traditional types of properties, and always finds a giggle in any situation.

Billy Byrne learned his trade in the 60s and then went into lighting in the film game. An original member of the DIY SOS team, he’s known as The Prince of Darkness and is the clown of the team. Billy is often the butt of the jokes but the programme wouldn’t be the same without him.

DIY SOS (6x60') returns this May on BBC One and iPlayer.


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