Michael Holmes (journalist)

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Michael Holmes
OccupationTV Presenter, author, journalist
Notable credit(s)
How to Build a House
Don't Move, Improve
Renovating for profit
Spouse(s)Emma Kirby

Michael Holmes is an English property expert and presenter of multiple property-based television shows on networks such as BBC1, Channel 4, Five, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery Real Time and UK Style.[1] He is also the Editor-In-Chief of several British home magazines and author of Renovating For Profit.[2]



Holmes began his television career in 1997 as a property expert on Five series Hot Property. Later, he was the property expert on BBC2's All the Right Moves. He has also been the property expert on Channel 4's Richard & Judy. He later presented the BBC1 property-based TV show; Trading Up.[3]

Holmes was formerly the presenter of UK Style TV show Hard Sell where, along with a gardening expert, he helped to transform properties that were lagging on the property market. His most recent series is I Own Britain's Best Home.

Has presented property programmes on the Discovery Real Time such as How to Build a House[4] and Build, Buy or Restore.[5] The latter has spawned a spin-off also hosted by Holmes, Build, Buy or Restore: Abroad.[6]

He has also presented the recent ITV property series Good Bid, Good Buy[7] as well as the first series of Don't Move, Improve.[8] On Quest television the repeats are being shown of Build, Buy or Restore Abroad as of 7 June 2014

Magazines and publications[edit]

Holmes is the Editor-in-Chief of British homes-market newsstand publications such as Real Homes, Homebuilding & Renovating magazine and Period Living, all monthly.[9]

He has also written for leading British newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, Daily Express, Daily Mirror and The Independent, and appeared on news programmes such as BBC Breakfast.[3]

Michael also is a leading seminar speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show, held around the country, and the annual National Home Improvement Show at London's Earls Court Exhibition Centre.[10]


  • Renovating for Profit (2008) (ISBN 0091896002)


  1. ^ UK TV Style interview with Michael Holmes
  2. ^ Holmes, Michael. Renovating for Profit. Ebury Press.
  3. ^ a b "Michael Holmes". Dorset Society. March 2006.
  4. ^ How to Build a House Archived 10 September 2012 at Archive.today i21 television
  5. ^ Build, Buy or restore Aboutproperty, 1 January 2006
  6. ^ Build, Buy or Restore Abroad Building Plot
  7. ^ Good Bid, Good Buy Archived 3 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine ITV Press centre
  8. ^ Discovery Real Time Guardian TV listings
  9. ^ Building your own dream home Birmingham Post
  10. ^ [1].

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