Martin Roberts (presenter)

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Martin Roberts
Born Martin Leyland Roberts
(1963-07-20) 20 July 1963 (age 53)
Warrington, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Television presenter, property expert, investor, entrepreneur and author
Television Presenting:
Homes Under the Hammer
Children 2
Website Official Website

Martin Leyland Roberts (born 20 July 1963) is an English television presenter, property expert, investor, entrepreneur and author who currently presents the BBC One property auction series, Homes Under the Hammer with co-presenters Lucy Alexander and Dion Dublin.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Warrington, Lancashire, Roberts began his career in the late 1980s at BBC Radio Manchester.

Since then, he has presented several other programmes including Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and How to Survive the Property Crisis, both for the BBC as well as ITV's travel programme Wish You Were Here...?[1]

Roberts has been working as a property developer since the early 1990s and has contributed to several publications, both on the subject of property development and travel.[citation needed]

He studied Electronic Engineering at Bradford University 1982–86 and was a DJ on Ramair, the university's radio station.[citation needed]

In July 2010 Roberts entered the BBC television programme Celebrity MasterChef, though he was eliminated at the first opportunity despite having performed well on the ingredient recognition task.

He is the author of Teach Yourself Making Money from Property.[2]

In September 2012, Roberts publicly criticised proposed government changes to the planning laws of England that would double the size of extensions that do not need approval.[3] He branded the move crazy and said it would "wipe away generations of sensible and sound planning law overnight".[4]

Personal life[edit]

Roberts was brought up in Stockton Heath, a suburb of Warrington.[5] He lives near Bath, Somerset, and is married with two children.[6]


  1. ^ "Martin Roberts profile". Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Roberts, Martin (2008). Teach Yourself Making Money from Property. Teach Yourself. ISBN 0-340-96637-8. 
  3. ^ Roberts, Martin (September 7, 2012). "Relaxing Planning Laws will Damage British Housing". Huffington Post. 
  4. ^ Roberts, Martin (September 7, 2012). "Forget Homes under the Hammer, our countryside and architectural heritage are under attack". Mail Online. 
  5. ^ "BBC Homes under the Hammer star talks about the Warrington property market". Warrington Guardian. July 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ Dance, Emma (August 3, 2013). "Interview with Homes Under The Hammer Star Martin Roberts". Bath Chronicle. 

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