DIY SOS named top TV property show

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The UK’s most popular TV property show is DIY SOS and its host Nick Knowles is the most popular presenter.

Nearly one in five (19%) of the British public said DIY SOS was their favourite, ahead of Grand Designs (18%), Homes Under the Hammer (17%) and Location, Location, Location (16%).

Knowles was by far the most popular presenter with 21% of the vote, ahead of Kevin McCloud from Grand Designs and Location, Location, Location duo Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp.

Doug Crawford, chief executive of My Home Move, said: “Property is a very British obsession, so naturally there are many programmes on our television dedicated to properties of all shapes and sizes.

“What the results show is that property is aspirational; whether it’s improving the properties that we own or building and buying the properties we dream about.”

The public were also asked which iconic property would be their dream home: The fictional estate of Downton Abbey came first place with 16% of the vote, followed by Dallas’ Southfork Ranch with 14% and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from Harry Potter with 13%.

Crawford added: “The properties the Nation has chosen as their dream homes are interesting, as they are all unique in their own ways.

“Homeownership and the type of property we own in the UK has typically been an indicator of social status; the bigger the property is, the more successful we are, so it’s no surprise that the Nation’s dream home is that of the Earl of Grantham.”

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