New A Place In The Sun host named as huge BBC daytime star
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 14
Former BBC star Lucy Alexander is joining A Place in the Sun (Picture: Lion TV for the BBC)

A former star has shared she’s on .

, best known for her role as the original host of the national broadcaster’s rival show will be joining the programme.  

and then went on to front other series’ including Best of Both Worlds and Lost and Found, both on Channel 4.

She’s now revealed she’s been brought on board to , which first hit screens in 2003.

The property expert first appeared on the overseas house-hunting show as a guest at the start of last year, but will now be a permanent fixture.

She’s now been jetting off to various locations around the world at least once a month to film the show.

She first recorded episodes for the Channel 4 series last year (Picture: PA)
The presenter hosted the BBC series from 2003-2018 (Picture: Lion TV for the BBC)

‘I am now a part of the A Place in the Sun family!’ she said.

‘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!’ she added when speaking to .

Comparing the two shows, Lucy also said her new gig was markedly more glamorous, previously being met with ‘a lot more building plots and old derelict and disused buildings and pigeon poo’ on Homes Under the Hammer.

‘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,’ she recalled.

‘A Place in the Sun though is on a beautiful beach, and they all have stunning balconies that get the sun. They could not be more perfect.’

She also shared she has also agreed to be part of its spin-off series, What Happened Next.

That show debuted last year and saw hosts re-visit families and couples who had bought property over the years to check-in with them and see if they had managed to achieve their dream life abroad.

Former A Place In The Sun presenter Jonnie Irwin died last month (Picture: Channel 4)

Her announcement comes after A Place in the Sun paid tribute to former presenter Jonnie Irwin a few weeks ago following his death aged 50.

Irwin died last month, three years after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020.

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

The episode, which followed Danni Menzies helping house hunters in Manilva, Spain, was dedicated to Irwin with a tribute in the closing credits reading: ‘In memory of Jonnie Irwin. 1973 – 2024.’ has contacted Channel 4 for comment.