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Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martel Maxwell left confused by show announcement

Martel Maxwell, best known for presenting the TV show Homes Under The Hammer, took to Twitter and addressed claims that she will be fronting a brand new television programme. It comes after the 43-year-old was congratulated by a pal on her “new hosting role”.



In view of 11,000 followers, Martel retweeted a post which claimed she was presenting a new series called Mortgage Mountains.

Accompanied with a snap of the BBC presenter, it was captioned: “NEW SERIES. Martel Maxwell hosts MORTGAGE MOUNTAIN. Four players face a gruelling assault course challenge – the winner gets accepted for a first-time mortgage with a £10k deposit! Starts Monday 14 September at 2:45pm.”

While Martel admitted the show wasn’t a “bad idea”, she denied she was taking part in the programme.

She penned: “A friend just congratulated me on this new show I’m hosting. I mean… it’s not a bad idea at all actually. But I’ve never heard of it!”

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Homes Under The Hammer’s Martel Maxwell confused by show announcement (Image: BBC)

Martel Maxwell addressed claims that she was joining a new show (Image: TWITTER MARTEL MAXWELL)

It appeared the announcement came from a parody TV Twitter account, which jokes about celebrities taking part in various fictional shows.

Fans reacted to the cheeky post, as one person joked: “I’d keep quiet if I were you. If the paycheques start arriving in the post.”

Another person quipped: “They obviously haven’t read the legal pack,” quoting the famous Homes Under The Hammer advice.

While a third person followed up with a series of laughing-face emojis.

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Martel Maxwell fronts the BBC show Homes Under The Hammer (Image: BBC)

Prior to presenting Homes Under the Hammer, Martel made a name for herself as a showbiz reporter and appeared on TV programmes like Lorraine.

In 2017, however, she replaced Lucy Alexander as a presenter on Homes Under the Hammer.

She previously told the Dundee Evening Telegraph: “The average call time for filming at the first house is 10am, which feels like a lie-in considering my kids are up at 5.15am every day.

“The schedule involves giving first impressions of the home, six pieces to camera walking down the street or inside and interviews with whoever has purchased the property.


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Martel Maxwell hosted on the ITV show Lorraine Kelly (Image: ITV)

“That’s the bit I find really interesting as that’s when you get to hear the stories behind the purchase, some of which are incredibly heartwarming.”

The television presenter also dished on life behind the scenes on the popular property series.

Martel said: “We film at two properties every day up to three times a week.

“There are no hair and make-up artists on set as many people like to think.

“It’s a case of grabbing a quick sandwich from Tesco and going on to the next location — we call it the glamour of the hammer!”

Martel fronts Homes Under The Hammer alongside presenters Martin Roberts and Dion Dublin.

Following the coronavirus, the trio have returned to filming a new series of the property programme.

Homes Under the Hammer airs weekdays at 10.45am on BBC One

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