‘Barnwood Builders’: A Cast Member’s Departure Sparked a Fan Conspiracy Theory

by Jeremy Spirogis
Mark Bowe smiling in front of a stripped down barn

The web has turn out to be the proper breeding floor for conspiracy theories. It’s turn out to be simpler than ever to leap on the bandwagon by retweeting a hashtag or liking a post. But not all conspiracy theories are based. A current rumor about DIY channel hit Barnwood Builders is seemingly unfaithful, even supposing it was well-liked on social media. The rumor centered on the sudden disappearance of Brian Buckner from the present after only a few seasons. His hilarious jokes made him a fan favourite, so his absence on the present loomed largely. 

Mark Bowe smiling in front of a stripped down barn
Barnwood Builders Mark Bowe | DIY Network

‘Barnwood Builders’ is like ‘Extreme Home Makeovers’ however for barns 

The present first aired on the DIY Network. It’s presently in its ninth season, and it’s syndicated on a number of Discovery household networks, together with the Discovery Channel itself. The present is so much like your typical residence makeover present. The catch is the beginning materials. Instead of renovating an outdated, outdated home, the Barnwood Builder crew renovates outdated barns. 

The crew is made up of a bunch of self-described hillbillies from West Virginia, in line with Distractify. The state is ripe with outdated barns and forgotten buildings which have nice potential. Mark Bowe, the proprietor of the Barnwood Living firm and star of the present, needs to take the phrase again. He loves his state, and he’s not ashamed of being known as a hillbilly.

“I want to champion West Virginia. I’d like to change the stereotype of the word ‘hillbilly.’ The network wouldn’t let us use it the first season, but then truck drivers would be making deliveries to us and proudly identifying themselves as hillbillies. The network came around. I think it means strong ties to family and friends, a willingness to do hard work, and things like perseverance and fortitude,” Although Bowe is the chief of the crew, everybody’s favourite hillbilly was Buckner. 

Fans thought Brian Buckner died after he left the present 

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Although followers weren’t fairly certain how Buckner helped with the renovations, they liked seeing him on the present. Even although Buckner solely appeared within the first three seasons, he left fairly an impression on followers.  

So when he was gone, naturally followers began to surprise the place he was. The present didn’t touch upon his absence straight away, and he’s not on social media. Rumors started circulating that he had died, and followers even discovered an obituary for a Brian Buckner. When followers began to tweet the solid of the present, they lastly received the reality. 

Brian Buckner is alive and effectively

According to the present’s solid, Buckner is alive and effectively, MSN studies. He not lives within the space of West Virginia the place the present is recorded, so he can’t take part within the present. There’s some proof that Buckner could not have preferred his new-found notoriety. He’s reportedly dwelling a quiet life, and by no means took to social media to dispel rumors of his demise personally. It may very well be that being within the public eye simply wasn’t for Buckner, even supposing he was a fan favourite, and lit up the display. 

The managers of the present’s Twitter account didn’t say that Buckner was off for good, nevertheless. They left the door open for Buckner to come back again to the present in some unspecified time in the future. “Brian is no longer in the area Rick, so he he’s too far away to work with us! We miss him a bundle. Hopefully one day he’ll join us again.” The crew could miss Buckner, and followers miss him too. Fans on Twitter are nonetheless speaking about him, despite the fact that his final look on the present was someday in 2015. 

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