Michael Holmes (journalist)

Michael Holmes (journalist)
Michael Holmes
Born Leeds, United Kingdom
Occupation TV Presenter, Author, Journalist
Spouse(s) Emma Kirby
Children 3
Ethnicity White
Notable credit(s) How to Build a House
Don't Move, Improve
Renovating for profit

Michael Holmes is a 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]

Magazines and publications

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, The Sunday Times, The 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]



  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. http://www.nqsouthern.com/digitalpublication/digitalpublications/index.cfm?dpid=236&section_id=1972. 
  4. ^ How to Build a House i21 television
  5. ^ Build, Buy or restore Aboutproperty, 01 January 2006
  6. ^ Build, Buy or Restore Abroad Building Plot
  7. ^ Good Bid, Good Buy ITV Press centre
  8. ^ Discovery Real Time Guardian TV listings
  9. ^ Building your own dream home Birmingham Post
  10. ^ [1].

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