Homes Under The Hammer has been a daytime schedule for the past two decades (Photo: BBC)
Homes Under The Hammer has become a staple of the BBC One daytime schedule – keeping viewers hooked with its daily dose of home renovations.
The show follows properties as they are put up for auction – with the buyer than discussing refurbishments to the property, and those being carried out in order to see how much can then be added to the value.
It’s kept us all watching since 2003, with presenters including Martin Roberts, Lucy Alexander, Tommy Walsh and more recently, Jacqui Joseph – but do the contributors get paid for their time on the show?
Here’s what you need to know…
Do contributors on Homes Under The Hammer get paid?
Contributors to Homes Under The Hammer have expenses covered when they appear on the show.
The series works with a two-camera set-up – with one camera operator and a sound recordist – when they attend the auctions featured on the show.
One camera is locked on the auctioneer while a second films the bidders – which can be trickier because they generally make their bids quite discreetly, so as not to attract the attention of those who might outbid them.
Jacqui Joseph recently joined the line-up (Picture: Twitter/@jacquijdesigns)
The buyers who feature on the show will meet with an estate agent to assess the value of the property before the renovations take place – after which they will meet again to see how much they have added to the value of the home they just bought.
However, presenter Martin Roberts has openly admitted that not all of the contributors are that clued-up when it comes to buying those potential dream homes.
When quizzed by a fan about what he found most annoying about the contestants on Twitter, he replied: ‘People who break Hammer golden rules – buying property without seeing it or reading the legal pack first!’
The show regularly reaches a viewership of around 1.5 million people, and there’s been over a thousand episodes since it began.
Credit: Original article published here.