Anthony Sabato Jr. is in town helping locals repair their houses for his upcoming Fix It and Finish It show. (WVUE)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -
Wielding a weed whacker like a landscaping pro, actor Antonio Sabato, Jr. tackled a small jungle outside a Mid-City home.
"I'm putting my hours," he says. "I am part of this. I get down and dirty throughout the entire day. I'm not one of those hosts who just comes in and does, I actually do it. I'm proud of doing it, I can't stop. The producers have to pull me away to tell me to slow down."
Sabato and crew arrived at this house on Banks Street Thursday morning, filming a new show that debuts this fall.
In "Fix It and Finish It" Sabato surprises people who need a little help making their house a home.
"I applied for the show because there's a great opportunity here to fix up this house which would greatly benefit the neighborhood because it's going through so many changes right now," says homeowner Tyler Coats. "I just needed a little helping hand to push me in the right direction to get it done."
The crew is wrapping a month of work in New Orleans, helping nearly a dozen homeowners in the process.
They spent hours in the hot sun Wednesday fixing up a West Bank back yard.
"We've met some amazing people," says Sabato. "We had people cry, I cried. We've been through a lot and I do a project every single day, 5 days a week so I'm going to a different house, different garage, you name it everyday."
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