Architect and Room to Improve presenter Dermot Bannon has revealed he became a "bumbling mess" when cameras came into his home to film every step of his house refurbishment.  

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment at the launch of the new RTÉ New Season schedule, he said: "I’m in the middle of doing a build myself and we’re filming it.

Dermot at the RTÉ New Season launch on Thursday 

"We’ve done it warts and all so every time something goes wrong I’ve bought the cameras along and I’ve open the heart a little bit. It is one of the questions people ask me all the time - `what would you do if you had no client, nobody telling you what to do, no issues...?'

"So this is it, this is what I would do and it wasn’t as easy, isn’t as easy, as I thought it was going to be because I make decisions for clients quite quickly, I’ve been doing this for a long time now, I’m twenty years in the business and I can say I can do this, this and this but when it came to my own house, I became a bumbling mess.

"I over-thought it, I lost sleep over colours of stones, I lost sleep over tiles, I lost sleep over windows, I lost sleep over render... I overthink everything. I’ve become my own worst nightmare."

Bannon returns with the twelfth season of the popular home improvement show next January and he added that he is in constant "meltdown mode".

"Because Room to Improve is the day job I’m in the office dealing with all the same issues again so I think I’m permanently in meltdown mode or preparing got meltdown mode, constantly!"

Read more about RTÉ’s New Season schedule here.