By Telegraph reporters. Colin Gibson, 52, and partner Judi Campbell, 47, were told their three-bedroomed period home in Pitlochry, Perthshire, would be "transformed" by the team from new Channel 5 show Half Built House. But Mr Gibson claims the show aimed to make the pair look like "fools", while he said its builders "botched jobs" and their year-old home was left in a worse state than it was before. There were been claims of censorship after friends and his wife left angry comments about the work on the Channel 5 website, only, he says, to find that all the negative claims had been deleted, although they were later restored.
Widow claims 60 Minute Makeover TV builder Chris Boylan left her flat in a mess
Widow claims 60 Minute Makeover TV builder Chris Boylan left her flat in a mess | Daily Mail Online
By Laura Cox for the Daily Mail. Jo Hughes, 47, had hired Chris Boylan to refurbish her London flat, but was left with a 'nightmare'. So Chris Boylan seemed the ideal choice when recently widowed mother-of-two Jo Hughes wanted her flat refurbished in record time. But she claims that what should have been an day job turned into a nightmare lasting almost two months, with Mr Boylan bombarding her with demands for more cash while seemingly doing a shoddy job. A week into the project, she claimed, tiles had been poorly laid and marble worktops were fitted with uneven joins. Loose wires hung from half-plastered walls in the kitchen, while the junk-filled bathroom was in disarray. In another room, Mr Boylan and his team had allegedly left drinks bottles and other rubbish on the windowsills.
Home makeover show ends in embarrassment as angry 'victim' confronts brother who set him up
And he ended up in a heated confrontation on the street with his brother, who'd arranged for the telly show to carry out the work. A show insider said: "This poor guy's wife had died after an illness and his brother thought this would be a good idea. How wrong he was.