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Could you give me some informatio­n about the hosts of TV’s Homes Under The

Hammer? – D. B. (Freeling) In March, Dion Dublin joined co-hosts Martin Rob- erts and Lucy Alexander, whose partnershi­p has been a winning formula for 19 seasons of the program.

Martin Leyland Roberts (born July 20, 1963, in Lancashire, UK) is a TV presenter, property expert, investor, entreprene­ur and author.

He studied electronic engineerin­g at Bradford University 1982–86 and was a DJ on Ramair, the uni radio station.

He began his career in the late 1980s at BBC Radio Manchester. Since then he has presented several programs, including Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is for the BBC, as well as ITV’s travel show Wish You Were Here...?

Since the early 1990s, he has been a property developer, and contribute­s to publicatio­ns on the industry. He is the author of Teach Yourself Making Money from Property and lives near Bath, Somerset, with his wife and their two children.

Lucy Alexander (born July 27, 1971, in London) graduated from the London Studio Centre in drama and dance.

In 2000, she married ex-Premier League footballer Stewart Castledine. The couple have two children, and live in Thames Ditton, Surrey.

Dion Dublin (born April 22, 1969, in Leicester, UK) is a former footballer who played for several leading clubs and for England He is also an accomplish­ed amateur percussion­ist.

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