‘Homes under the Hammer’ role for businessman Ian

Pride Park businessman Ian Hodgkinson is set to star in an episode of the popular BBC morning television programme ‘Homes Under the Hammer’. Television cameras followed Ian, as he bid and bought at auction in Derby a two-bedroom terraced house in Ilkeston in need of substantial refurbishment.

The television crew filmed the house in its present state and will return after Ian has gutted the property and given it a major makeover. In a four-week blitz, just about everything in the housed will be replaced - from the front door to the roof - and the property will then be revalued.

The programme will be screened early in the new year.

Ian said this week: “I was aware that the auction was being filmed but didn't realise that it was for the Homes under the Hammer programme until after the auction when we were approached and invited to take part.”

Programme presenter Martin Roberts subsequently did a lengthy interview with Ian at the house, which will become part of the Hodgkinson property portfolio.

It won't be the first time that Ian, pictured centre with Martin Roberts and the television crew, has found himself featured on the small screen.

In recent years he has appeared with Big Brother winner Craig Phillips in the Sky television series ‘Renovation Creation’ in a programme documenting the makeover of a Victorian house in Liverpool, and with the BBC's Diarmuid Gavan when he produced the Art House Garden in Nottingham.

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