A charity volunteer received the surprise of her life on a prime time TV show.

Paula Kershaw won a garden makeover on the ITV hit series Surprise, Surprise as a reward for volunteering for the Huddersfield charity One Good Turn.

The mum-of-two, who spends up to 60 hours a week washing clothes donated to the charity, was nominated by One Good Turn founder Sophie Crawshaw.

The pair were invited to ITV’s London studios on the ruse that the channel was filming a documentary about charity volunteers.

But shortly afterwards Paula was plucked from the audience by presenter Holly Willoughby for Surprise, Surprise.

On the show Sophie told Holly: “Paula is a lovely lady.

“She works up to 60 hours a week for the charity as well as working – and she doesn’t get paid a penny.”

In the episode, which was filmed in August and screened last week, the action switches live to Paula’s house where singer and TV presenter Peter Andre is sitting on her sofa.

Peter Andre on Ashenhurst Road, Newsome.
Peter Andre on Ashenhurst Road, Newsome.
 

The cameras move outside where celebrity home designer Linda Barker shows the transformation she and a crew have made to Paula’s once neglected garden.

The new ‘low maintenance’ garden includes shale surfaces, decking, Rattan furniture, a hammock and a large shed for sorting her washing.

Paula was also given a new, larger washing machine and £1,000 towards her electricity bill.

Ms Kershaw, who works at Marks and Spencer, Waterloo, said: “My face was a picture. It was really funny.

“I was gobsmacked and normally I’ve always got a quick answer for everything.”

She added: “I’m not one to take the limelight. Even though I do a lot, to me it’s just something that has to be done.” Lockwood-based One Good Turn provides people in crisis with clothes and other essentials.

Surprise, Surprise donated a £1,000 clothing voucher to the charity.

For more about One Good Turn visit: www.onegoodturncharity.org.uk .