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I never thought there would be a time when I was actively looking forward to watching a property development show. When and how did this happen? Is this what growing up is? Property Ladder’s real life drama may not compare to forensic detectives shows, but it was certainly addictive. Who knows what manner of trouble the house would be in today, perhaps the Jones’ in Swindon would be suffering from a terrible case of warped floorboards! Or maybe the Patel family in Rotherham would be facing a leaky roof crisis! Oh yes, the excitement was definitely palpable. When did this national fixation with home improvement shows actually begin and how did I become so invested in a show about projects I »

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