19 year old Jack Jones, of Gorleston near Great Yarmouth is the talk of the town today, after having his garden shed nominated for the 'Shed Of The Year' title, sponsored by Just Champion Sheds Ltd of Jarrow.
Jack's shed is no ordinary shed, filled with rusty bicycles, clapped out lawn mowers, jars of chemicals and biological specimens preserved in formaldehyde - Jacks shed is a shrine to his all time favourite TV comedy show, Dad's Army.
The shed is decorated with wartime memorabilia, from wartime newspapers, wartime posters, wartime uniforms, wartime medals, a wartime bunk bed, a wartime fireplace complete with wartime coal scuttle, and a replica of Private Pike's claret and blue scarf, faithfully recreated from the original from the BBC's costume department.
Jack's love affair with Dad's Army began when his mother had to go into hospital for an operation to correct a deviated septum. When this occurred, Jack was sent to stay with his grandparents, and it was there, watching interminable re-runs of Dad's Army on the UK Gold TV channel, that Jack caught the Dad's Army bug.
Jack started collecting wartime memorabilia, which his mother wouldn't allow him to keep in the house because it smelled 'sort of musty and horrible' - which led to his grand plan for the garden shed.
"I love Dad's Army, me," he revealed. "Sergeant Wilson is my favourite. He's a regular iceman. Godfrey's sort of cute too, he reminds me of Grandad, except Godfrey probably didn't keep a stash of porno DVD's in his bedside cabinet, like Grandad. I'm dead proud of the shed. Some of my schoolmates say it's an unhealthy obsession, but for my money, it beats watching them vampire films everybody keeps twatting on about all the time. If I win, I'll probably spend the money on an authentic World War II German helmet, or some World At War DVD's."
Jack's only friend, Toby Greenspan, is keeping his fingers crossed that Jack will pick up the winner's cheque for £76.67 in recognition of all the dedicated hard work his best chum has put in.
"Nobody deserves it more," Toby commented.
More as we get it.