Nick Knowles revealed that the royal ‘occasionally’ writes to DIY SOS families
He spilled the news to Christine Lampard on This Morning’s Lorraine programme
Said he appreciated the royals coming along as it brought ‘lots of attention’
Prince William took part in part of Grenfell tower DIY SOS project last year
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Appearing on today’s episode of Lorraine, presented by Christine Lampard, the host opened up about William being a fan of the show.
The builder told how he appreciated the royals coming along to builds, and that it brought ‘a lot of attention’ to worthwhile projects.
The Duke of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry have taken part in several episodes of the programme, with William most recently donning a hard hats for a Grenfell tower DIY SOS project last year.
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When Christine asked if they royals were viewers of the programme, he nodded, explaining: ‘William occasionally writes to the people we do the builds for.’
The DIY SOS team is known for helping deserving families, including recently building a new home for a disabled father-of-three, whose wife had died.
As guest presenter Christine Lampard asked him about the DIY SOS anniversary, Nick told how the BBC One programme has a special connection to the royals.
He went on: ‘It’s nice to have their backing obviously. When we do a big build like when we did Grenfell, or when we did the veteran street up in Manchester, they come along and join in too which is nice.
‘It brings a lot of attention to the thing.’
The DIY SOS presenter didn’t elaborate on which families the Prince had been in contact with, but viewers were touched last year by his appearance on the Grenfell episode of the programme.
Prince William, 36, joined Nick Knowles and his team as they rebuilt the Dale Youth boxing club which was destroyed in the deadly blaze in June two years ago.
He was filmed speaking to construction workers, residents and local schoolchildren who were affected by the disaster that claimed 72 lives, for the BBC One show.
Viewers were left in tears after his appearance, in which he was seen comforting those affected by the fire.
In one scene, the royal took the hand of Nabil Choucair, who lost six family members in the tragic fire.
Working with the community and volunteers, DIY SOS built a space for the club and a new community centre.
The Duke of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry previously took part in a DIY SOS project benefitting ex-Army personnel in 2015.