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Manxman Jimmy charms TV viewers

Calls for builder to have his own TV show

A local builder says he's bewildered, after being shot to fame on a popular television show.

Jimmy Whittle appeared on Channel 4's The Restoration Man last Thursday, where he amused viewers with his adventurous persona - and poignant back story - while renovating a family property in Lancaster.

You can watch the show online via this link.

A petition has since been launched, calling for Jimmy to replace architect George Clarke as the show's presenter!

The Colby man admits it's been 'weird' - but told Manx Radio filming was a lot of fun:

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