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freaked out Dermot Bannon says he has received many nasty messages from Room To Improve viewers

The show recently returned for its 13th season


Architect Dermot Bannon.

Architect Dermot Bannon.

Architect Dermot Bannon.

Dermot Bannon has said that he has received many nasty messages from viewers of his hit RTE show Room To Improve.

The architect told Ray D’Arcy on his RTÉ Radio 1 show, that he has had to deal with negative comments about him and the show since the series began in 2007.

“I read some of [the tweets], I can’t keep up with them.

“There was a stage I stayed up until 2am reading them all and someone would put up a really nasty message and I’d like it and then they’d get freaked out.”

“There’s nothing I haven’t read about myself at this stage. It’s all water off a duck’s back,” he admitted.

“Some of them I find hilarious and clever. They don’t know you and they’re just trying to be funny.”

“There was one that the language was horrendous that was sent to me on Instagram and then I liked it and then he got freaked out the next day and says ‘Oh my god I feel really bad’,” he continued.

“But, look that’s part of it. I don’t enjoy it but I don’t mind it either. I kind of accept that when you’re doing something like this, it comes with the territory.”

However, it’s not all bad online, Bannon recently told Sunday World Magazine that Twitter can be a fun place for fans of the show which has recently returned for its 13th season.

"They used to have Room to Improve bingo," laughs Dermot.

"There was loads of stuff going on within the Twitter community, which was lovely.”

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"Every year I say, 'Right, this year I'm not going to do it, I'm not going to get involved', but I do, and some of the memes are really funny. Thank God I've seen the episode already, otherwise you'd just be sitting there looking at your phone."

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