The popular programme, which has been running since 2011, and regularly draws audiences in excess of 4m, sees a team of home improvement experts led by Alan Titchmarsh transform properties for deserving families in difficult circumstances. Kankles (or cankles which is the proper spelling) is really a term that occurred inside a movie 'Shallow Hal' in the early 90's. I am sure it was probably around before then, getting used to create fun of others in high school graduation, or to have a laugh at someone's expense. However, many don't find any humor within it in any respect, and is arguably panic or anxiety attack on someone's self esteem. Cankles is when your ankle and calf don't have any curvature hence the merging with the words in order to create Cankles.