Comedian PJ Gallagher joined Louise McSharry in the RTÉ2fm studios today to discuss a new show that could see one lucky DIY-er walk away with €10,000. Listen back above.
"First of all, I'm terrible at DIY," laughs PJ. "I'm the type of person that if something breaks in the house, I just learn to live with it. Live around it, it will be grand."
So if he can't stand to look at an IKEA flat pack, how did PJ end up as host of a show called The Big DIY Challenge? Well, he's not entirely sure but he does have some experience working with his hands. Back in the day, he worked in a lighting warehouse with none other than fellow comedian Jason Byrne.
"We did work together but I think it says a lot about our DIY and our handiwork that we both ended up telling jokes for a living," he laughed.
"I'm actually alright with electric stuff," he continued. "I can wire a plug - that's pretty much where it begins and ends. Literally, anything after that, I'm terrible."
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Luckily, whether you're a DIY pro who has tiled their kitchen by hand or if, like PJ, you can't tell the difference between a Phillips head and an Allen wrench, you can apply to take part on RTÉ's brand new TV show.
However, please take note that professionals need not apply nor should they be hired to help with the project except in circumstances where the DIY-er requires assistance for safety reasons (electrical rewiring, etc.).
Plus, if you have the ultimate DIY-fail that could earn you some brownie points on the show too!
How to apply
All you have to do is click here to enter and tell us what DIY job you are planning to do. Make sure to register by 11pm on April 9th!
We will confirm you are taking part. Then you must do the job from start to finish between the 19th and the 28th of April. If you’re lucky, you might be one of the homes that gets a visit from our host, PJ Gallagher!
Projects must be completed during the 10-day building window from April 19th to April 28th. Participants will be required to submit footage of their project build throughout the process as proof-of-build.
For further information, please contact Brittny at Vision Independent Productions on 01 864 1444.