The first episode will star a family from Kettering who need help to finish building their home after tragedy struck them
DIY SOS: The Big Build host Nick Knowles with builders in Kettering for the first episode of the 32nd series.
One of the longest-running do-it-yourself shows returns to the BBC for its 32nd season.
DIY SOS: The Big Build will see Nick Knowles re-hosting the show after missing the presentation of the 2021 Children in Need special due to an appearance in a Shreddies adin a deal that threatened to violate the BBC’s advertising guidelines.
So what exactly is DIY SOS: The Big Build, when to watch and who is the moderator?
Here’s what you need to know.
What is DIY SOS: The Big Build?
DIY SOS: The Big Build is a popular BBC One series starring Nick Knowles that follows a team of craftsmen helping to convert homes for families across the UK.
The projects featured are big, but the people who live in the homes deserve it, so Knowles also recruits friends, family, and neighbors to help get the job done.
DIY SOS aired from 1999 to 2010 before the current format DIY SOS: The Big Build began in 2010.
A total of 240 episodes of DIY SOS and DIY SOS: The Big Build were broadcast across 31 series.
When is DIY SOS: The Big Build on TV?
The 32nd series of DIY SOS: The Big Build begins Tuesday 10 May at 8pm on BBC One.
The episode will be available shortly after it airs BBC iPlayer and will also be repeated on BBC Two on Saturday 14 May at 9.30am.
The second episode of the series will air Tuesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. This episode will also be available shortly after the broadcast BBC iPlayer.
It is not yet known if this episode will be in the same format and will be repeated on BBC Two at 9.30am the following Saturday morning, but we assume it will.
What happens in the first episode of DIY SOS: The Big Build?
In the first episode, Nick meets widow Lindsey McAuley and her four children who live in Kettering.
In the summer of 2021, Lindsey and her late husband, Shaun, began expanding their home.
They enlisted the help of a local contractor to put up the foundations, walls, and roof, completing the extension to initial repairs. The plan was for Shaun to complete the build himself, but he developed cancer just a few months after construction began.
Shaun underwent kidney and colon surgery, but his cancer was aggressive and he died in November 2021.
Lindsey and her family are still grieving, and their home is unfinished and currently uninhabitable.
This is where the DIY SOS team takes over.
Viewers will see designer Gabrielle Blackman step in along with hundreds of local handymen, volunteers and some of Shaun’s old army friends to finish the job so Lindsey and her children can have their home back.
What happens in the second episode of DIY SOS: The Big Build?
In the second episode Nick meets the Hutchinson family from Corby.
Teenager Jordan suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy, but still lives as independently as possible and raises money for charity.
He currently lives in his grandmother’s house with his parents Jackie and Colin and his siblings.
He sleeps on an air bed while the parents share rooms with the younger children.
They can no longer live in their own home as they have run out of money due to a series of construction issues and have no way of completing the work themselves.
Hundreds of craftsmen and volunteers from Corby and across the UK are joining the DIY SOS team and designer Gabrielle Omar to create a house that will finally be a home for them all.
Who is in the cast?
Each episode of the show focuses on different families, and different teams of local artisans help.
However, there are some regular cast members including presenter Nick Knowles, designer Gabrielle Omar and other members of the DIY SOS team including Mark Millar, Billy Byrne, Chris Frediani and Julian Perryman.
Who is Nick Knowles?
Nick Knowles is a television presenter, author and singer.
He is best known for his presenting roles on the BBC including game shows Who Dares Wins (2007-2019) and 5-Star Family Reunion (2015-2016).
He has hosted the DIY series DIY SOS on BBC One since 1999.
Most recently he presented Nick Knowles’ Big House Clearout on Channel 5.
On November 3, 2017 he released his first and last music album Every Kind Of People.