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BBC property presenter Lucy Alexander has bagged a permanent role on the Channel 4‘s A Place in the Sun, as well as a spin-off series, amid a shake-up of hosts.

Lucy, 53, is known for presenting Homes Under The Hammer from its launch in 2003 until 2016 when she stepped away. 

The property expert first appeared on Channel 4’s overseas rival show last year as a guest, but she is now said to have been signed on permanently. 

Lucy has been jetting off around the world at least once a month to film the sunny series, attempting to find Brits their dream home abroad. 

‘I’ve got quite a few episodes coming up with them this year, I am definitely a part of the family which has been lovely!’ Lucy told The Sun on Wednesday.

BBC property presenter Lucy Alexander has bagged a permanent role on the Channel 4 's A Place in the Sun, as well as a spin-off series, amid a shake-up of hosts

BBC property presenter Lucy Alexander has bagged a permanent role on the Channel 4 ‘s A Place in the Sun, as well as a spin-off series, amid a shake-up of hosts

Lucy, 53, is known for presenting Homes Under The Hammer from its launch in 2003 until 2016 when she stepped away (pictured in 2003 with co-presenter Martin Roberts)

Lucy, 53, is known for presenting Homes Under The Hammer from its launch in 2003 until 2016 when she stepped away (pictured in 2003 with co-presenter Martin Roberts)

The presenter has also been snapped up for a spin-off of the programme, called What Happened Next. 

Debuting in 2023, What Happened Next looked at families and couples who had found their dream homes abroad to see how they fared in the years that followed. 

Lucy revealed that as her ‘lovely’ couple bought their dream place in the sun, she will now go back out to revisit them and see how they are getting on. 

She said she is really enjoying being able to travel around the world for work, and admitted the show is far more glamorous than her previous UK-based property show. 

‘On Hammer it would be a lot more building plots and old derelict and disused buildings and pigeon poo,’ she said. 

‘No central heating had been on and the buildings would have been empty for years and they were a bit of a hazard to walk into sometimes!’

Lucy added that, as a stark contrast, A Place in the Sun is filmed on a beautiful beach and all the properties have balconies that you can bask in the sun on. 

Taking to Instagram to share a snap of her filming in December, Lucy said: ‘Filming on location this week on Spain’s western coast. The Costa Del Sol, Estepona. 

The property expert first appeared on Channel 4's overseas rival show last year as a guest, but she is now said to have been signed on permanently

The property expert first appeared on Channel 4’s overseas rival show last year as a guest, but she is now said to have been signed on permanently

Taking to Instagram to share a snap of her filming in December, Lucy said: 'Filming on location this week on Spain's western coast'

Taking to Instagram to share a snap of her filming in December, Lucy said: ‘Filming on location this week on Spain’s western coast’

Lucy admitted the show is far more glamorous than her previous UK-based property show (pictured on Homes Under The Hammer in 2003)

Lucy admitted the show is far more glamorous than her previous UK-based property show (pictured on Homes Under The Hammer in 2003)

‘Getting my winter-sun fix. Although it’s a bit windy and chilly this morning, but the sun is nearly ready to come out which is what I love about southern Spain.’

Behind the scenes there are warm coats at the ready, lights, cameras, sound and the brilliant crew.. they do everything to make the magic happen!

It comes after A Place In The Sun viewers were left in tears in February as the show paid a special tribute to host Jonnie Irwin after his death aged 50. 

Jonnie passed away last month after a brave three year fight with cancer, following his diagnosis with lung cancer in 2020. 

The presenter hosted the property programme from 2004 to 2021, when he was forced to step down due to his terminal cancer diagnosis. 

The show, which followed Danni Menzies helping house hunters in Manilva, Spain, was dedicated to Jonnie at the start. 

The programme also aired a tribute after the credits with a photo which showed a younger Jonnie on the beach from one of the trips abroad. 

It read: ‘In memory of Jonnie Irwin. 1973 – 2004.’  

A Place In The Sun viewers were left in tears as the show paid a special tribute to host Jonnie Irwin after his death aged 50

A Place In The Sun viewers were left in tears as the show paid a special tribute to host Jonnie Irwin after his death aged 50

The show, which followed Danni Menzies helping house hunters in Manilva, Spain , was dedicated to Jonnie at the start of the programme and at the end, this tribute aired

The show, which followed Danni Menzies helping house hunters in Manilva, Spain , was dedicated to Jonnie at the start of the programme and at the end, this tribute aired

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