Thursday 19 April 2018

Room to Improve’s Dermot Bannon: ‘Why I haven’t joined Facebook’

The celebrity architect on why he hasn’t taken his renovation advice to social media.

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RTE star architect Dermot Bannon has admitted he has not joined social media websites Facebook and Twitter out of a fear he would not have any followers.

The Room to Improve star revealed that he does not think his musings would interest the Twitter community on a regular basis and he has never been tempted to join Facebook.

Speaking to the RTE Guide Dermot said: “I don’t think I have enough interesting stuff to say all the time.

“There’s always that thing ‘If I don’t have 10,000 followers am I a failure?’”

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The architect is currently fronting the latest series of the popular RTE One programme but revealed that his relationship with “his worst nightmare” quantity surveyor Patricia Power can be a ceiling to his creativity.

Although the pair are good friends, Dermot said keeping to budgets can be the hardest thing about the build.

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“Patricia’s job is to ensure that the project comes under budget. If the building is really ugly at the end, I have failed. If the building runs over budget she has failed. Some things are too important to let go and in that respect I will dig my heels in. A lot of the time if I do that for long enough she will find the money from elsewhere.

“We can’t do the storming out of the room but of course I chance my arm,” he said.

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