Lucy Alexander to step down from Homes Under The Hammer

Homes Under The Hammer will continue to thrill viewers each morning by revealing the methods used by experts of the property auction trade.Dan McGolpin, Controller, BBC Daytime and Early-Peak
Date: 01.07.2016     Last updated: 01.07.2016 at 14.01
Category: BBC One
Lucy Alexander has taken the decision to step down as presenter of BBC One’s Homes Under The Hammer, after 13 years in the role.

Alexander, who has presented the show alongside Martin Roberts since 2003 and Dion Dublin since 2015, will leave the programme this month.

Lucy says: “I have loved being part of Homes Under The Hammer, it's been my life for 13 years, I have loved every minute and the whole team that have made the programme such a success, but it's time for a change.”

Dan McGolpin, Controller BBC Daytime and Early-Peak, says: “Over the last 13 years, millions of viewers have enjoyed Lucy’s infectious enthusiasm for property renovation; she has inspired many of us to improve our own homes or to invest and improve properties that badly need it - Britain’s housing stock owes her a great debt! I'd like to thank Lucy for all of the hard work she has put in, she has been there since the start and has helped to make Homes Under The Hammer one of the most informative, helpful and best-loved series of its kind.

“Homes Under The Hammer is delivered by a first-rate team at Lion Television in Glasgow and will continue to thrill viewers each morning by revealing the methods used by experts of the property auction trade.”

Homes Under The Hammer airs every day at 10am on BBC One reaching an average 1.1m viewers and 24 percent audience share during the current series.

Lucy will not be filming anymore episodes, but will continue to be seen in episodes that have already been filmed and repeats on BBC One.

Martin Roberts and Dion Dublin will continue to lead a team of presenters who will host the programmes going forward.

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