DIY SOS isn’t necessarily known for its stellar celebrity cameos, yet one of our favourite royals will be joining them on set for a very special, heartfelt episode. The Duke of Cambridge is taking part in the show as part of their project to support the people affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower in June last year.
Prince William will join Nick Knowles and the team in building a new community center, as well as replacing a boxing club that was destroyed by the fire, which killed 71 people and left a number of families homeless.
In a two-part episode set to air later this year, the Duke will be on site at Ladbroke Grove, west London, next week to meet volunteers of the huge project, and talk to local residents affected by the fire.
The project is certainly ambitious, with the DIY SOS team hoping to reinstate the Dale Youth Boxing Club to its previous glory as one of the best boxing clubs in the country, credited with turning around the lives of many young people.
Since the fire at Grenfell Tower, where the boxing club was based on the first floor, it has moved to a nearby car park. However, the DIY team hope to recreate the space for young people alongside a community center that will be used for a range of activities.
The appearance will be the second for Prince William, who previously appeared on the BBC TV show in 2015 alongside Prince Harry. The pair helped the DIY SOS team on a project that benefitted ex-Army servicemen.
The show will air on BBC One later this year.