For an upcoming special edition, Homes Under the Hammer will welcome new presenter Alex Jones.
The 46-year-old will appear on the BBC One show to help mark the series’ 20th anniversary, which has produced over 1450 episodes in that period.
The show, which debuted on BBC One on 17 November 2003, will treat viewers to a double-bill on the special day in 2023, and each unique episode will feature a celebrity host, a new property, and a notable event from the past for the first time ever.
It will also stick to its typical formula of following a home from auction to sale, before meeting the new owners and keeping up with them after any improvements.
Alex, who typically hosts The One Show for the BBC, expressed her enthusiasm for the new post.
‘This is my favourite programme of all time,’ she shared. Ermm hopefully, nobody tells the producers at The One Show.
‘I’ve watched it for years so this feels like a real treat to be with you.’
Nobody need be concerned, however, since OG host Martin Roberts is safe and will be present to celebrate.
Speaking on the exciting milestone, Martin, 60, said: ‘Who would have thought back in 2003 when I uttered those immortal lines “Let’s find out what happened when it went under the hammer” for the first time, that I’d still be saying them 20 years on? But I am.
‘I’m so very proud to have been part of this much-loved show that’s been bringing entertainment and inspiration to viewers for a spectacularly long time.’
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, singer Toyah Willcox, broadcaster Owain Wyn Evans, and The Traitors’ favourite, Amanda Lovett, join Alex.
The celebrities will get the opportunity to speak Martin’s famous line and provide their own unique perspective on how to alter the buildings.
Laurence will give Martin a run for his money in the fashion stakes and will provide tips on recycling a classic avocado bathroom set.
With many years of experience as an interior designer and remodelling houses for Changing Rooms, the property owners will undoubtedly have their notepads out.
The celebrations will also include hosts Martel Maxwell, Dion Dublin, Jacqui Joseph, and Tommy Walsh.
The special anniversary episodes will air on Friday 17th November at 11:15am on BBC One and iPlayer.