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Room to return Dermot Bannon says new Room To Improve series is in 'full swing' and will return this autumn

'All of our jobs are on site at the moment and it is all going really well'


Architect Dermot Bannon.

Architect Dermot Bannon.

Architect Dermot Bannon.

Dermot Bannon has said the new series of Room To Improve is in “full swing”. 

The popular RTE show was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic but the host confirmed it will be back on our screens this autumn.

“All of our jobs are on site at the moment and it is all going really well,” he told RSVP Magazine.

“We have had good projects coming up because we had all of last year to go out and find the right ones.”

The new season will adhere to all public health and social distancing guidelines, and would be a “great season” the architect revealed, with planning permission already granted for all the projects.

However, while last year’s season was cancelled, Dermot revealed that he was still working throughout the pandemic.

“I was making TV shows and doing a lot of normal things, so I had a letter to get out of my county and stay in hotels,” he said.

“Wearing masks and filming socially distanced were really difficult because they went against the nature and spirit of what we do.”

“Eating my lunch in the car by myself was different but I know a lot of other parents from school who haven’t left their upstairs bedroom for a year while working for a multinational company.”

His latest programme, Dermot Bannon’s Super Small Spaces, focused on the importance of making the most of all space in the home, which was particularly apt as large swathes of the population spent the year working remotely.

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