JUST nine days after an intrepid team of builders took over her house, Huntingdon super-mum Julie Jones returned home.

Julie and her extended family of eight children were nominated for a DIY SOS Big Build by more than 500 people after hitting the headlines in January.

She returned to her remodelled Stukeley Meadows home on Friday morning, when presenter Nick Knowles and the crew showed her the results of their hard work.

She said: "It's awesome! The house is simply stunning. Wow… The four older children have their own bedrooms now. The girls wanted to share and the two youngest boys are sharing a room - it's absolute perfect.

"I'm absolutely amazed. I have got so many thank yous... I would like to say thank you to all the local tradesmen, the BBC and The Hunts Post for the lovely photos of the children that decorate every room."

She continued: "I am sure Caroline and David would be so proud. In fact, I think Caroline is watching over us today - the sun is shining for the first time all week.

"I want to send lots and lots of love and thanks to everybody involved - all my friends, my neighbours who have been so generous and supportive, my friends from work… It's absolutely amazing. We have the space to be a proper family, with none of the hardships we had before."