The people have spoken – DIY SOS is the nation’s favourite property show on television, according to a new survey.
Nick Knowles, who presents the BBC series, was also voted top property show presenter, while Downton Abbey was named the nation’s dream home.
The survey for My Home Move, conducted by the independent research agency Gorkana, asked 700 members of the British public to select their favourite property television show, presenter and dream ‘iconic’ home.
Nick Knowles, who is known for his down-to-earth, cheeky-chappie presenting style, has presented DIY SOS since it first aired in 1999. The show, which often features emotional storylines, reached a record number of viewers in October 2015 for an episode in which Prince William and Prince Harry helped to build homes for veterans in Newton Heath.
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Doug Crawford, CEO 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.”
As part of the survey, respondents were asked which iconic property would be their ideal 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 (Harry Potter) with 13%.