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Sunday, 26 October 2014


The term "do-it-yourself" has been associated with consumers since at least 1912 primarily in the domain of home improvement and maintenance activities. By the 1950s "do it yourself," or in its shortened form DIY had come into common usage.

Henry Greene, the father of former Blue Peter star Sarah, became the first DIY presenter on UK television, hosting Handy Round the Home for ITV from 1957. With his catchphrase 'Safety first, DIY second,' Harry became a household name.

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