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Invasion of the DIYers
Member Name: Karon
Date: 20/12/00, updated on 20/12/00 (231 review reads)
Advantages: Quick and Easy Diy
Disadvantages: Do you really have so much paint lying about?
House Invaders is a daytime DIY show. It is currently airing on BBC1 every weekday at about 11.30am, although it has been known to be repeated on BBC2 in the afternoons.
It features Anna Ryder Richardson and Linda Barker - from Changing Rooms, and two handymen. The two Handymen from the First series were Jake Robinson (who occasionally pops up on other DIY shows) and another guy whose name escapes me.
In the current series they have been replaced by "The Two Phils". One who is muscular and the other looks like a guy I used to go to school with - but I digress.
The premise of the show is that the "House Invaders" turn up and makeover three rooms in a house using nothing but "left overs" and what is lurking in the cavernous wastes of the "Design kit" bag.
I am deeply suspicious as to whether they do genuinely use left overs as the families concerned always have oodles of MDF (If it was real left overs there would just be a few scraps - is anyone mad enough to buy about 12 feet of MDf and then leave it just incase Linda Barker pops in?). They also have tons of un touched paint and always in the colours the designers want. If they popped round to my house they'd find a tin of white paint and few pots with a dribble of colour in for touching up. Not so in these houses!
Having said that House Invaders is an inspiring show because it does show you simple and quick things that you can do to improve your home. I just wish Linda Barker didn't have such an annoying voice!