Celebrities are set to unleash their insider ownership expert as they celebrate 20 years of putting homes under the hammer
Homes Under the Hammer was first broadcast on BBC One on 17 November 2003 and is set to celebrate in style with celebrity guests on its 20th anniversary.
For the first time ever, each special episode will feature a popular host, a new property, and a memorable moment from the archives with a double bill due to air on the anniversary.
Celebrity guests are fans of the show and will enjoy the opportunity to provide their individual vision while brainstorming ideas for transforming properties. Martin Roberts will kick off the anniversary celebrations with Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen in Bristol, followed by Martell Maxwell and Alex Jones in London. Lawrence competes with Martin on fashion before offering advice on upcycling an old avocado bathroom set, and Alex expresses her love for the original features. The celebrities will also deliver the catchphrase “Let’s find out what happened when you went under the hammer” before meeting the new owners who were successful at the auction.
Later in the year, Toyah Wilcox will join Dune Dublin in Birmingham, Jackie Joseph will co-host the show with Owen Wyn-Evans in Wales, and Tommy Walsh will get a helping hand from The Traitors favorite Amanda Lovett, in Buckinghamshire.
Homes Under the Hammer became an instant hit in 2003 and provided entertainment and property tips and expertise to become a firm favorite in the BBC Daytime schedule. New episodes include everything you’d expect from auction drama and renovation drama to big reveals and whimsical musical accompaniments.
Over the years, the popular show has traveled around the UK and visited a large number of property auctions during more than 1,450 episodes. The series remains one of BBC One’s most successful shows.
“Who would have thought in 2003 when I said those immortal lines ‘Let’s know what happened when I went ‘under the hammer’ for the first time, that I would still be saying it 20 years later?” But I am. And I am so proud to be a part of this beloved show that has been Brings entertainment and inspiration to viewers for an amazingly long time. -Martin Roberts
“20 years of Homes Under the Hammer, and we’re still going strong. A juggernaut of a show that never seems to get old, and people absolutely love it. I’m so honored to have been a part of it for the past nine years. It’s a special show and I hope it continues for a long time… for 20 more years! – Dune Dublin
“This is my favorite show of all time. I’ve watched it for years, so it feels like a real pleasure to be with you.” – Alex Jones
“I’m so excited to be here with you. I’ve been watching this show since it started so I’ve learned a lot.” – Toyah Wilcox
“I love Houses Under the Hammer. I’ve watched this show for years, so I’m thrilled to be on the show.” – Owen Wyn Evans
Muslim Alim, Factual Daytime Commissioning Editor, says: “Homees Under the Hammer is arguably a champion of BBC Daytime and a real entertainment triumph: the BBC is proud to celebrate 20 years of the show and audiences can expect plenty of entertainment like We’re Inviting Celebrities To join our presenters as property experts and revisit some of our favorite past properties thanks to the rich archive.
Lisa Hazlehurst, Chair of Lion Scotland, says: “Who doesn’t love a birthday party and we here at Lion Scotland celebrate – we’re incredibly proud of Homes under the Hammer. The series’ 20th birthday is testament to the nation’s enduring love for the series which taps into Britain’s collective psyche and its obsession with By building brick and mortar houses. In addition to the great entertainment format, the success of the show is also due to the creative and dedicated teams on both sides of the camera. Many happy returns!”
Homes Under the Hammer was commissioned for BBC One by Muslim Alim, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime and Early-Peak. The series is produced by Lion Television Scotland and produced by Lisa Hazlehurst, Head of Lion Television Scotland, Matt Marsters, Executive Producer, and Sam Postlethwaite, Senior Producer.
Special anniversary episodes will air on Friday 17 November at 11.15am on BBC One and iPlayer.