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Ready, steady, shed - top prize in Shed of the Year

While Team GB's Olympians have been battling it out for gold over in Rio, a father-of-four has quietly lifted one of the nation's most coveted titles - that of shed of the year.

Kevin Herbert spent eight years building West Wing at the bottom of his garden in Sandhurst, Berkshire.

It boasts a loft area, secret bookcase and a roof made of grass and wild flowers.

Shed of the Year Credit: Press Association

The 42-year old's shed was shortlisted from almost 3,000 entries and judges agonised over the winner during the Channel 4 show Amazing Spaces Shed of The Year.

Mr Herbert hid his victory from his children ahead of the programme, which aired on Friday, but admitted he had done "nothing but go on about it" after reaching the final.

Mr Herbert, a thatcher by trade, said his shed had been inspired by his childhood days of building tree houses and working on it helped him recover from ill health.

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