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Fans of ‘DIY SOS’ have called for star Nick Knowles, and his team of craftsmen and volunteers, to be given honours, for their work on a South Yorkshire house.

Fans took to social media to heap praise on the team, who made over the home of Terry Guest - a Rotherham man who was left with severe disabilities following a brain injury. The 36-year-old had been forced to live in an old people’s dementia care home before the TV show’s builders set to work creating him a home at the end of his sister’s garden and adapting her home so he could spend time with his family.

The father-of-two from Rotherham had been in hospital with a brain aneurysm and stroke and left blind in one eye and partially paralysed.

He was housed with people more than twice his age until his sister Tracey asked for help from the BBC One show.

Twitter user Craig said: “Now this lot should be on the honours list over these paid footballers and actors.”

Another user said: “If you’ve all but given up on Britain today, #diysos is the 1% hope that actually we might just make it as a nation.”