Kirstie on: ‘Lo­ca­tion, Lo­ca­tion, Lo­ca­tion’

Irish Independent - Weekend Magazine - - WEEKEND MAGAZINE COMPETITION -

The wildly pop­u­lar house-hunt­ing show, hosted by Kirstie and screen part­ner Phil Spencer (be­low), has run for 18 years and is cur­rently in its 23rd se­ries. “I am amazed by the love that there is for the show. It came as a com­plete sur­prise to me and it con­tin­ues to. It’s a huge priv­i­lege to be in some­one’s liv­ing room. I love it, es­pe­cially when I meet adults who watched it while they were grow­ing up. It’s amaz­ing to have trav­elled all over the coun­try and to have been in so many peo­ple’s houses — that’s how I have seen so many un­used kitchens.

“Of course there are days when I would pre­fer it if no one knew who I was. And the chil­dren take full ad­van­tage and act like mon­keys on trains or planes be­cause they know that I can’t shout at them.

“Re­cently I was hav­ing a chat with some­one and a stranger came up to say hello. They treated that fan quite dis­mis­sively, and I don’t un­der­stand that. I am al­ways shocked by peo­ple who don’t ap­pre­ci­ate the pub­lic who pay their wages. The day that I take it for granted is the day that it’s over — and Phil feels that strongly too.” IR­ISH IN­DE­PEN­DENT 16 Septem­ber 2017

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