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Rhod Gilbert to host DIY SOS from Hull for Children in Need Special

Rhod Gilbert

Comedian, TV and radio presenterRhod Gilbert will take over presenting duties on the property renovation show for the BBC Children in Need Special in September. 

Gilbert will join the programme’s team of Mark, Chris, Jules and Billy, alongside playground engineer John O’Driscoll and local tradesmen and volunteers, to embark on a build which is designed to improve the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people in Hull and the surrounding areas.

Plans include the transformation of an empty two-and-a-half-acre field into a purpose-built ‘adventure camping site’ for St Michael’s Youth Project in Hull.

Gilbert, who will take hosting over duties from long-time presenter Nick Knowles, said:  “It’s a great honour to step in to Nick’s enormous steel toe-capped boots and be involved in Children in Need.”

Paolo Proto, Executive Producer on DIY SOS, added: “We are delighted to have Rhod join the team for this incredibly special build in Hull for St Michael’s Youth Project.”

The two-week build will take place from Wednesday 8 – Thursday 16 September 2021, and the finished programme will be broadcast in November 2021.


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