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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 (channel) series Hot Property. Later, he was the property expert on BBC2's All the right moves.He has also been the proerty 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, along with a gardening expert, he helped to transform properties that were lagging on the property market.

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 home publications such as Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Real Homes and Period Living.[9]

He has also written for leading British newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Daily Express, The Daily Mirror and The Independent.[3]

Michael also is a leading seminar speaker at The Homebuilding & Renovating Shows .[10]


  • Renovating for Profit (2008)(ISBN 0091896002)


  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.  
  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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