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Martin Roberts, 56, has seen a lot of different properties and renovations over his 17 years of hosting Homes Under The Hammer, and it turns out pretty much each one is broadcast. It’s only under extreme circumstances that the BBC program not film.
The only thing that would stop us broadcasting would be if we couldn’t film what they’d done!
During his weekly Twitter Q&A, Martin got chatting to some of his followers, answering burning questions they wanted to know about the show.
One fan wondered if there were times where the program has turned down revisiting a renovation.
“Do you ever film renovations that are so bad that you don’t broadcast them?” they asked, curiously.
But Martin insisted there wasn’t a single renovation the show didn’t approach to revisit.
“The only thing that would stop us broadcasting would be if we couldn’t film what they’d done!” he replied, setting the record straight.
The host also claimed he had a few new ideas for the show.
The revelation comes after a viewer suggested a spin-off of the original program, that would have been a huge hit with fans especially during lockdown.
They wrote: “With all the lockdown restrictions on filming etc it would be great to see a HUTH ‘best ever buys’ or ‘biggest disasters’ or a show about people who were inspired to make a living by the show.
“How about it? Almost twenty years of archive must be a goldmine! #AskMartinMonday.”
And if Martin was in charge, it’d be straight to the editing suites to whack together old footage to make a brand new program, jam-packed with best bits.
“I completely agree!” he exclaimed.
“We do keep putting ideas forward, but for some reason, they aren’t taken up!”
Last week, Martin was asked to weigh in on the discussion about the new I’m A Celebrity location, after his stint in the jungle in 2016.
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This year will see celebs travel to Wales rather than sunny Australia.
Due to coronavirus, producers have been forced to change their plans last minute, Gwrych Castle is reportedly at the top of the list of replacements.
“What do you think of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here being in a castle this year? #AskMartinMonday,” the fan asked.
Martin responded: “I think it will be interesting!
“I’m sure they’ll make the most of it!”
With the native Welsh creepy crawleys not even half as dangerous as those on the other side of the world, the TV star believed producers will be able to pull something out of the bag to give the nation its annual constant laughs and a good old pick-me-up at the end of such a trying year.
ITV bosses confirmed the 20th series will be set at a ruined castle in the UK countryside.
The Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios Richard Cowles, explained the team had “pulled out all the stops” to try to make the series happen in Australia but travel limitations made it impossible to film the show.
But he added producers are “excited” about the a change in scenery this year and they feel confident it’s the right decision to make: “While it will certainly be different producing the show from the UK, the same tone and feel will remain.”
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