I can defend that! Sarah Beeny hits back as viewer calls her out over home renovation

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During the show, Sarah Beeny, 50, and her family tackled five en-suite bathrooms, one for her and her husband Graham and one each for their sons; Charlie, Rafferty, Billy and Laurie. As their latest work unfolded on screen, she responded to viewers’ queries on her Twitter page.

While many of her 143,000 followers praised the show, a minority weren’t impressed.

Twitter user Alex wrote: “I think it’s a cracking house (mansion) but there is no defending the carbon footprint.”

Hitting back, she commented: “Oh I can defend that!

“Build once – build to last – build with no maintenance requirement and no on grid energy requirements.”

Others went on to react to her comment.

Dave B wrote: “Well said Sarah.”

Another named Deborah told the presenter she didn’t need to defend herself as they believed no harm was done.

Sarah went on to say she had used a local company to do the cementing to lessen carbon impact.

She also hit back at a viewer who criticised the show and then deleted their tweet.

She wrote: “Turn over then! X.”

The property expert and her family have swapped London life for a new start on a 220-acre, semi-derelict former dairy farm in Somerset.

There are currently undergoing work to build a modern, stately home of their dreams.

In recent scenes, viewers have witnessed the family installing under-floor heating.

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Sons Charlie and Raffey took on the job of tiling, while Sarah showed them her grouting techniques.

Things later got slightly tricky when they attempted to shift a 400lb cast iron bathtub upstairs.

Sarah’s show first came on screens in 2020 and has since gone on to become a popular hit with viewers.

A second series began in November 2021, showing the fitting out and decoration of the interior of their new property.

On swapping life from London to Somerset, Sarah admitted she thought she’d be too impatient for the process.

However, adapting to the countryside, she admits, has actually taught her to slow down.

She told Great British Life: “I’ve had to learn patience; the countryside and the building process have both helped with this. The country way of life has slowed me down.

“It’s made me look at nature more and it is slower although the years still go by as fast.

“I think I’m getting a bit more patient with age, too.”

Sarah Beeny’s New Life in the Country continues Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.

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