Kirstie on: ‘Location, Location, Location’
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