Brexit making TV programme filming ‘difficult’ claims auctions show star

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Brexit making TV programme filming ‘difficult’ claims auctions show star previous nextHousing MarketBrexit making TV programme filming ‘difficult’ claims auctions show starMartin Roberts says shrinking number of auction lots is making his job harder as Brexit impacts the buy-to-let market.Nigel Lewis9th August 20190851 Views The problems faced by the property industry as Brexit drags on are well documented, but one unexpected downside is that TV stations are now struggling to find home buyers to participate in their property shows.The latest to experience difficulties is Homes Under the Hammer, whose presenter and I’m a Celebrity star Martin Roberts has said Brexit is now beginning to impact filming.He told a national newspaper yesterday that the show was struggling to find participants because fewer properties are being sold via auctions in the UK.Roberts’ comments reflect the latest auction data from the Essential Information Group.Its latest analysis for July shows the number of residential lots offered are down by 7.5% year-on-year and the number of lots sold down by 9.5%.Morning auctionsFor those who are too busy working to watch the mid-morning property programme, Roberts and his crew film buy-to-let auctions and then persuade those who win the bidding for lots to allow the programme film ‘what happens next’.Unlike many other property TV shows such as Location, Location, Location which often have long turnarounds from filming to screen, Homes Under the Hammer is filmed very quickly.Therefore, a drought of auction properties and willing candidates is quickly felt by the programme’s producers.“It reflects what is going on, we have in recent times been doing quick turnarounds like I’ve never seen before,” Roberts told The Express newspaper. “I saw a property and in six weeks, it’s going on air.” martin roberts property auctions BBC1’s Homes Under The Hammer August 9, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

‘SC’s Star Seniors Q&A series: Abril Bustamante

first_imgQ: What is your schedule like? Q: What’s one thing about beach volleyball that most people don’t know? Daily Trojan file photo  I would tell them to make a lot of friends, don’t be afraid to make mistakes or ask for help, and just to try to live without regrets. The worst thing is you wish you could’ve done more, or you wish you could’ve changed things. Q: What is your favorite memory at USC? Q: Do you have any regrets from the past four years? That in college it’s not played with bathing suits? I don’t know. The question I get asked a lot is if we play 6-on-6 and it’s just doubles, so maybe that. I remember we all raced down to the ocean … We all dove in. I remember just feeling so happy. The happiest I’ve ever felt. The team was awesome. We had a great coaching staff, great everything. It was just a perfect end to a perfect year. There are definitely games I wish I would have won, or maybe change in that moment. But looking back and seeing where I am now, I don’t think there’s anything I would change because I am here, and I’m happy with the way college has gone so far and my experience. Even the losses have set me up for the future. Learning for them, I’ve learned more from the losses than anything else. Q: What have you had to sacrifice in order to be a student-athlete? Next year, I’m going to graduate school. After that, I don’t know. I’m taking it one day at a time for now. Q: What’s next for you? For many college students, four years of school can seem to fly by quickly. For student-athletes, grueling workouts, travel and the rigors of competing at the Division I level can make it go by even quicker. In this series, the Daily Trojan sits down with senior athletes playing various sports at USC to discuss their experience over the past four years, from their athletic life to their academic life. This week’s senior is Abril Bustamante, a captain on the women’s beach volleyball team and an All-American. Q: Do you have any advice for freshman athletes? Definitely family time. There’s times where I’ve wanted to go home and see my family and I can’t because I have practices. Friend get-togethers, just little things, even missing classes for athletic events. It’s definitely a lot of sacrifices. But at the end of the day, looking back at four years, everything I’ve done has been worth it. I would take nothing back and I would do it all over again if I could.   Now that I’m a second semester senior, my classload is pretty light, which is awesome. I wake up really early. I’ll either do some homework in the morning, or I’ll go straight to Galen Center. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., we’ll either have weights or conditioning at McKay Center. Around 12:30 p.m., we’ll start practice until 3 p.m. After practice, we’ll do either some rehab or just hang out. I also go to bed pretty early — like, very, very early. There’s definitely so many to choose from. I have to say without a doubt my sophomore year, winning the national championship. That was just insane because it was 13-15 in the third set. Nerves were up. It was a close game, and just the energy … It was so exciting, it was unreal.last_img read more