My Celebrity Life

Homes Under The Hammer: Everything you need to know including famous fans

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Dion Dublin, Martel Maxwell and Martin Roberts (Picture: Lion TV/BBC)

It’s one of the most watched shows on daytime TV, regularly reaching a viewership of around 1.5 million people.

It’s also given a new lease of life to former footballer Dion Dublin, who became one of its regular presenters in 2015.

It’s been running since 2003 and has generated more than 1,000 episodes over its 24 series on air.

Even now though, there are some people out there who have no idea how Homes Under The Hammer works.

What happens in Homes Under The Hammer?

The show follows properties as they are put up for auction that often require refurbishment or full development.

A local estate agent offers a valuation on the property, which then – yes – goes under the hammer.

Potential improvements are then discussed and carried out, after which another estate agent gives a new valuation of a property.

The idea is to see how much can be added to the value – an amount that can be sizeable based on previous editions.

One home in Wandsworth in south-east London that got bought at auction £800,000 was revalued at £1.4 million after an epic 16 months of renovation.

Renovations to the property cost £300,000 meaning the owners got to pocket an additional £300,000 in profit.

Who are the current presenters?

The current line-up is Martin Roberts, Dion Dublin, Martel Maxwell, Jacqui Joseph and Tommy Walsh.

Martin is the only member of the presenting team who has been with the show since it first aired.

He was previously joined by Lucy Alexander, who left the series in 2016 – though she continued to appear on screen until 2018 as there was so much footage of her still in the can.

The show has some famous fans too – among them Mark Wahlberg, who revealed he had eyeballed a few episodes back in 2016.

Homes Under The Hammer airs on weekday mornings, at 10am, on BBC One.


Credit: Original article published here.

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