GOING GOING GONE!
The property expert is always on hand to offer advice to people wanting to transform homes they snap up at auction
HE’S a star of daytime TV who gives expert property advice to developers buying homes at auction.
And over the past 13 years, Martin Roberts has been one of the much-loved presenters on the BBC show Homes Under The Hammer, which he co-hosts with Dion Dublin, Lucy Alexander and newcomer Martell Maxwell.
Who is Martin Roberts?
Born in Warrington in 1963, Martin studied at the Bradford University in the 1980s and was a DJ at the university’s radio station before moving on to BBC Radio Manchester.
Along with his media career, the 53-year-old has always had an interest in houses and started developing property in the early 1990s.
He is best known for co-hosting the long-running BBC show Homes Under The Hammer alongside Lucy Alexander, which follows people as they transform homes they buy at auction.
How did Martin Roberts begin his TV career?
After rising through the ranks for the radio world, he landed his first job on TV when he was made a regular presenter on much-loved BBC travel show Wish You Were Here?
He co-presented it with telly icon Judith Chalmers, and was often seen making viewers green with envy at his sun-soaked explorations.
After that he landed his current job on Homes Under The Hammer and often appears on news programmes where he gives his expert opinion on property.
Martin has also presented shows such as Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and How to Survive the Property Crisis.
What else does Martin Roberts do?
Martin loves a natter, and puts his skills to good use with his own Saturday morning TalkRadio show.
As well as welcoming celebrity guests like Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud, he has also refereed listener phone-ins about a variety of topics – including a man who fantasised about being buried in his garden.
When it comes to the housing market, Martin isn’t just a TV presenter – he’s a bona fide expert.
He hosts two-hour seminars across the UK teaching people how to make big bucks from decaying and problematic properties most are too scared to touch.
Furthermore, he has a members only section of his website that promises to reveal even more tricks of the trade.
How did Martin Roberts do on I’m A Celebrity in 2016?
In 2016, Martin gained even more exposure when he became a contest on I’m A Celeb.
He had a baptism of fire when he and Danny Baker entered the camp later than the rest of celebrities, the two newcomers learning that they would have to instantly face a Bushtucker Trial.
Having chosen Olympian Sam Quek to join him for the task, the TV star sent some viewers into a meltdown as he got very close to the hockey ace during the challenge.
He has outed himself as a ‘tree hugger’, giving Adam a demonstration of how to be at one with nature.
Martin left the jungle after spending fourteen days down under, he left during a double elimination alongside Wayne Bridge.
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