Visitors flock to Ideal Home Show

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Around 25,000 visitors attended the opening day of the revamped Ideal home Show this year, according to organiser Media 10.By the close of the opening weekend of the two-and-a-half week show (20 – 21 March), the visitor number had reached 45,000, which is five times more than had attended in 2009.MD of Media 10, Lee Newton, said: "We knew there was still an appetite for this type of show, but we couldn’t have predicted the opening weekend would be such a massive success."Figures may have been boosted by its heavy exposure of celebrity ambassadors George Clarke, Fiona Phillips Linda Barker, Suzi Perry and Monty Don, who were all in attendance to cut the ribbon that launched the new-look show.
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