Lucy Alexander

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Lucy Alexander
Born Lucy Katherine Alexander
(1971-02-27) 27 February 1971 (age 46)
Residence Thames Ditton, Surrey, England
Occupation Presenter
Years active 1997–present
Employer BBC
Television Homes Under the Hammer
Spouse(s) Stewart Castledine (m. 2000)
Children 2

Lucy Katherine Alexander (born 27 February 1971)[1] is an English television presenter, known for appearing on the BBC One property show Homes Under the Hammer.

Early life[edit]

Alexander was born in East Dulwich, London.[2] She graduated at the London Studio Centre in drama and dance. One of her friends there was actress Tamzin Outhwaite.[3] She has an older sister, Sally.[2]

Presenting career[edit]

She has presented on the Nickelodeon channel, Five's morning programme Milkshake, and It's a Knockout.[4] Alexander was also one of the main presenters on the now defunct TV Travelshop Channel which was on air from April 1998 to March 2005.[citation needed] Alexander co-presented the BBC's Homes Under the Hammer alongside Martin Roberts (and, from 2015, additionally with Dion Dublin) from its launch in 2003 until 2016, when she announced that she was leaving the programme.[5]

In July 2016, Alexander presented the first episode of the 5-part BBC documentary series Matron, Medicine and Me: 70 Years of the NHS in which she explored the current and historical medical treatment of patients with disabilities in the UK and described her own family's experience of the National Health Service after her daughter was diagnosed with transverse myelitis.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Alexander was introduced to ex-Premier League footballer Stewart Castledine by mutual friend, radio presenter Robin Banks. She married Castledine in 2000 in Richmond, west London - with Tamzin Outhwaite as chief bridesmaid - in an event covered by Hello! magazine.[7] The couple have two children, Kitty[8] (born 2002) and Leo[3] (born 2005). They live in Thames Ditton, Surrey.[9]


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