Fans take to social media to praise team

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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.

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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.”