Baz Ashmawy has praised the feelgood factor of his new show DIY SOS Ireland, saying as he's gotten older he is more attracted to these types of projects.

Based on the hit BBC series, DIY SOS Ireland - The Big Build will follows Baz and his team of experts as they renovate the homes of deserving families.

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment at the RTÉ New Season Launch, the Emmy-winning presenter explained what attracted him to the show.

"The first time coming to Ireland, they've been running it for 20 years in the UK and it's finally here and it's just a fantastic show", he said.

"It's an age thing with me, where as I've gotten older I want to do feelgood stuff, and I can't think of a show that's more feelgood."

He continued: "It's basically finding families, who because of whatever life-changing event they'd had they need to change their homes.

"So you get a community, you get hundreds of volunteers, tradesmen, companies and everyone volunteers their time and materials, and in nine days we change their house."

The Dublin TV and radio star admitted that he can't help but become emotionally involved.

He said: "I think you can't not be emotionally involved, but everything ends on a very positive note.

"I was talking to a builder up North, he was doing the BBC one and I was asking him why do you do it and he was saying basically he drives up and down that road once or twice a week and every time that he looks at that house that he helped build he's like 'I did that'.

"It's that sense of community and sense of doing something good and I think that's the vibe in Ireland at the moment.

"I think a lot of people just want to help people who need to be helped and feel good about it and that's what the show's about."

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