Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun returned on 8th November with 15 new episodes.
But it’s already been announced that the show will welcome a brand-new presenter to its line-up of regular faces when it returns with a new series in January 2022.
TV presenter Craig Rowe will be joining the regular hosts on A Place in the Sun, it has been revealed.
Rowe, who has previously appeared on ITV’s This Morning as the ‘gadget guru’, revealed on Instagram in December 2021 that he has been filming for the show in “secret”.
Alongside a behind-the-scenes shot, he wrote: "A new month & I have exciting news; After months of secret filming in Spain, France & Barbados I'm thrilled to announce I'm the newest presenter to join the team of experts of @aplaceinthesun. My debut appearance is January 2022, can't wait to share the sunshine with you."
A Place in the Sun follows the presenters as they jet off to sunny locations with the goal of finding some lucky couples their dream home abroad.
With Craig set to make his debut on the show next year, here’s everything you need to know about him, as well as the regular A Place in the Sun presenters, including TV and radio presenter Leah Charles-King, who joined the show in November 2021.
Craig Rowe is a TV presenter who has appeared on channels including CBBC and QVC, as well as shows such as ITV’s This Morning as the ‘gadget guru’.
He also has a big passion for travel and property, and has been involved in buying, renovating and selling properties both at home in the UK and abroad.
“I’m so delighted to become part of the A Place in the Sun presenter team!” he said.
“Having loved travel since my teens and then nurturing a passion for property since buying my first flat in London 20 years ago, it's my dream job! As a real ‘people person’ I’m loving finding dream homes for my house hunters and get such a buzz the moment it all comes together and they can start their new lives in the sun," he added.
Rowe will first appear on the show in January 2022 when he will travel to the coastal town of Denia in Spain to assist newlyweds Alison and Gabriel as they search for their perfect home.
Leah Charles-King is a TV and radio presenter who has been buying, renovating and selling properties in the UK for many years.
She found she had a natural flair for it, helping numerous people find their dream homes. Away from the UK, Leah and her parents own properties and land in Saint Lucia and Grenada in the Caribbean.
She is also the Ambassador for Bipolar UK, a charity close to her heart having recently talked publicly about her battle with the condition.
Talking about her new position on A Place in the Sun, Leah said: "I’m so excited to be joining the A Place in the Sun family! I've been watching the show since it began and I feel especially privileged to be working on such an iconic programme. Landing this dream gig has been life changing for me as nine years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar and I didn’t think I’d work in television again because of the stigma towards mental illness. It proves there is life after diagnosis. My story is one of tenacity and overcoming adversity, and A Place In The Sun has given me a new hope.”
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Jasmine is best known for being the face of Channel 4’s A Place in the Sun: Home or Away? for which she has filmed over 250 episodes.
The series has taken her all over the world searching for the best properties for her house-hunters.
Since she joined the show in 2004, the series has seen a surge in ratings and it is now broadcast in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Before her career in television, Jasmine worked in the Health Club Industry. She is a qualified fitness instructor and lived in the Algarve working as a marketing manager for a luxury health resort.
Lee is a property developer, who has a background in the music industry working with the likes of Billy Ocean, Take That and Lulu. He also has an interest in fashion and will be launching his own clothing line in the Summer.
Lee joined the Channel 4 show in 2021, however, he first auditioned for it two years ago.
Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com, Lee revealed: "I got really far down to the final two and at the time they wanted a girl, so someone else got it. Obviously, at the time if you were to ask me, of course I was devastated. You get so far, so you can always kind of taste it. And then when you don’t get it you kind of think, ‘OK!’ My mum always tells me everything does happen for a reason and nothing that is meant for you will pass. And obviously, sometimes you have to learn the hard way!”
Jonnie is a presenter, writer, lecturer and business and property expert. He has a background in hotel and leisure management. In 2004, he was selected from hundreds of applicants along with co-presenter Jasmine Harman to present Channel 4's show A Place in the Sun: Home or Away?
Jonnie is also one of the lead presenters of The BBC's Escape To The Country.
Laura is a television presenter, who joined the Channel 4 show in 2011.
At the age of 19, Laura bought and self-funded her first property. She has since renovated a string of homes.
She has presented shows for the Winter Sun and Summer Sun series, as well as A Place in the Sun: Home or Away? She also co-presented Channel 4's Cowboy Builders & Bodge Jobs in 2015, and finished in second place on the sixth series of Dancing on Ice in 2011.
As well as running his interior design business in Brighton and Hove and the South East, Ben is also a presenter on A Place in the Sun. He joined the show in 2015, and has also filmed three series of The Renovation Game for Channel 4 as well as You Deserve This House, 60 Minute Makeover with Peter Andre and Auction Party with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.
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Scarlette has been working on the Channel 4 show for the past six years now, joining the series in 2015. She originally started her career in performance, working as a dancer and singer for West End productions. She has also had stints on TV programmes such as Saturday Night Takeaway and Stars in your Eyes.
Scarlette ventured into the world of presenting in 2011 and started her property development career two years later, following in the footsteps of her older brother.
She is now on her third property and has used her knowledge and experience to help others on A Place in the Sun.
Danni is TV presenter, who has hosted numerous shows including T in the Park, London Fashion Week and hosted a Walk the Walk charity event to a live audience of 17,000 people.
She has also interviewed the likes of Rita Ora and Labyrinth, made pilots at Radio 1 and is the co-host of Car and Country.
Danni has a passion for interior design, and brought her first home when she was 21, and has been sharing her knowledge on property development on the Channel 4 show since 2016.
Kenyan born Jean Johansson is now a very recognisable face on A Place in the Sun. She's married to Finnish football player, Jonatan Johansson, and along with her husband, Jean has successfully bought and developed a number of properties.
Prior to her role on the Channel 4 series, Jean has a successful career presenting shows on CBBC and The Disney Channel, before moving into daytime television.