Why A Place in the Sun's new presenter Lucy Alexander quit Homes Under the Hammer
Lucy Alexander is currently presenting A Place in the Sun - and fans are loving the star on the show. The TV personality is perhaps best known for starring in the hit show Home Under the Hammer alongside her co-star Martin Roberts, so why did she make the switch? Find out here…
Chatting to the Express, the 53-year-old opened up about her decision to join A Place in the Sun, saying: "With A Place In The Sun they needed a bit of help and needed somebody else to step in and I was obviously their first choice. I was like, 'This is a dream gig.' They called me on a Friday and I was out in Spain by the Sunday.
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"I had no preparation. No time to plan outfits, hair, blow dry, glamour, or fake tan. It was like off you go. But it's my bag and I know it. It was almost like I swapped subsidence for sun. That was what I'd done. I'd swapped the grotty damp, for sunshine."
Speaking about her decision to leave Homes Under the Hammer, she added: "I felt like my time had come and then I got offered a few other lovely shows, so I did kind of think, 'Let’s fold this up now.'" However, the door is always opened to return to the show, as Lucy added: "I think it’s very much a case of I could return and it would be fantastic. I would love it and I think the viewers would love it. Homes Under the Hammer is just in my DNA. I birthed that show. I was the first ever presenter on it. I did it for 14 years – I love that show."
Lucy opened up about the show
Revealing her new gig on Instagram back in January, Lucy was met with widespread excitement from her friends and colleagues - including Ruth Langsford! At the time, she wrote: "My year kicks off with an exciting NEW episode of one of my favourite ch4 shows! (I know … not what you were expecting - I guess I’ve swapped subsidence for sunshine).
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"I loved guest presenting & helped my house hunters Debbie & John look for a holiday home in Costa Calida south East Spain." Ruth replied, writing: "YES my gorgeous friend! Who cares about the weather….you always bring the sunshine! Can’t wait to see your episode!" Kate Thornton added: "Atta girl."
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