The National Home Improvement Show is back at Earls Court between October 1 and 3 with inspirational home improvement ideas, interior design and a wide range of expert advice from the country’s leading celebrity and industry experts. The Oxford Times has 50 pairs of tickets to give away.

Share the passions of celebrity experts including Michael Holmes (Real Homes editor-in-chief and presenter of I Own Britain’s Best Home), Julia Kendell (DIY SOS) and Matt James (City Gardener) in the Real Homes Live Theatre, who all have returned to appear in this year’s show. They will be joined by new recruit, eco-expert Charlie Luxton (Build a New Life in the Country).

The Real Homes Live Theatre delivers in-depth sessions on how to transform your home.

In addition to presenting the seminar sessions, experts will be on hand for a drop-in style clinic to answer your questions.

If you have a home improvement problem or dilemma to solve, then you can talk one-to-one with our experts in our Ask the Experts area. Bring along your plans and see how their ideas can improve your project.

For visitors requiring a more specific or specialist advice, the Masterclass programme will be running daily sessions to address your specific problems and issues while adding space and value to your home. Hosted by leading industry specialists, topics range from how to extend without planning permission, designing an urban garden, creating beautiful interiors and how to make money by going green.

For all those enthusiastic gardeners, The Fifth Room, hosted by Matt James, has identified that for many, the garden is an integral part of the home. Sponsored by Tendercare, this show garden demonstrates a selection of different green spaces ranging from child-friendly, garden entertaining or creating office space in your backyard.

For more information, visit or call the ticket hotline on 0844 581 0802. If you’re not lucky enough to win, make sure you book in advance and save £4 on each ticket. Tickets are £8 if booked before 3pm on September 30 and £12 on door.

To enter the competition simply tell us which four celebrity experts will be appearing at the show.

Send your answers to National Home Improvement Competition, Newspaper House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0EJ with your name address and contact telephone number.

The closing date for the competition is Thursday, September 23. Normal Newsquest competition rules apply.