A Place In The Sun is set to instil its viewers with wanderlust once again when it returns with a new series this April, introducing new presenter Lee Juggurnauth into the mix.
For the past two decades, Channel 4’s A Place In The Sun has helped people on the lookout for properties abroad find the homes of their dreams, where they can bask in the sunshine while enjoying a complete change of scenery.
When the show returns with 30 new episodes to boot, Lee will have to prove he’s got what it takes to help members of the public hunt down their ideal properties, showcasing his flair for interior design along the way.
So who is Lee and what is his past experience within the property industry?
Who is new A Place In The Sun presenter Lee Juggurnauth?
Lee is a 34-year-old TV presenter and property developer who grew up in Windsor.
Between the ages of seven and 10, he lived in Mauritius, where both of his families are from.
While he is now in property, Lee’s career began in the music property, with the presenter climbing the ladder to eventually work in management with artists including Take That, Billy Ocean and Lulu.
Since switching career paths, Lee has embarked on property development projects in various locations, including the UK, Mauritius and Ibiza.
Ahead of his debut on A Place In The Sun, Lee expressed his excitement over becoming a part of the programme.
‘I’m so excited to be joining Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun,’ he said. ‘After recently celebrating its 21st birthday, I’m honoured to be working on such a prestigious show alongside an incredible team.
‘I can’t wait to help house hunters turn their dream into a reality.’
For Lee’s first assignment on the show, he will be helping Davi and Debi seek out a property in the Spanish city of Gandia, a short distance away from Valencia.
In addition to property, Lee also has a keen eye for fashion, and is launching his own range of clothes this summer.
The presenter is also passionate about promoting and fighting for racial equality.
‘Diversity is hugely important to Lee who prides himself on being an activist fighting for racial equality,’ A Place In The Sun said.
‘When growing up, Lee couldn’t really identify anyone on TV that looked like him. Representation is extremely important to Lee who also helps to mentor young people, especially those of colour to achieve their potential.’