Have you ever been impressed by how TV presenters Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp are so knowledgeable about each property featured on their Channel 4 show?
If the answer is yes, then we’re sorry to say you’ve been hoodwinked.
After 17 years on our screens it turns out the pair don’t do any of the research into the properties they take house hunters to view during Location, Location, Location.
The revelation came after Kirstie appeared at a recent Daily Telegraph-sponsored public event at which she was asked during a Q&A with audience members about where she got her detailed knowledge about the properties and the local markets.
And it turns out the programme’s researchers do all the property research and give the pair their air of authority.
Location, Location, Location
Kirstie said at the event that the producer and director of the show draw up a list of 80 properties for the home hunters to view and then go and visit 30 of them, while Kirstie and Phil visit the three or four properties they are filmed in during each programme.
She also revealed that she and Phil came up with the idea for Location, Location, Location but ended up letting the production company own the format – a mistake she says was a ‘rookie error’, Good Housekeeping magazine reported.
Kirstie, who is well-known for making fairly unguarded public remarks particularly on Twitter, has so far this month already upset most of Bristol by saying she won’t return to film there because it rains too often when they’re filming there. A few days ago she also complained that her co-presenter gets more voice-over work because women prefer men to sell them production on TV and radio.