Who is A Place in the Sun presenter Ben Hillman? | The Sun

A PLACE in the Sun presenterBen Hillman, spends a lot of time travelling to sun-soaked destinations.

But who is Ben Hillman? Here's everything you need to know about his life away from the camera.

Who is Ben Hillman?

Ben hillman is a popular TV presenter and interior designer – from Brighton.

Many of you might recognise him from Channel 4's lifestyle series, A Place in the Sun – where he helps homeowners create their dream abode with his expertise.

He joined the show in 2016, with a wealth of property experience, including running his own interior design business.

Before making his presenting debut, Hillman studied Product and Furniture Design at Ravensbourne College – here he had early success designing and launching one of the worlds first portable LED lights.

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Following his studies, Ben tried his hand at a number of jobs – including internship with michaelsodeau.com and Special Projects Manager and Assistant Interiors Editor for Wallpaper Magazine.

He then went on to working for The White Company – where he co-ordinated photoshoots and assisted with the design of both their web and brochure photography.

 Shortly after this he launched a range of colour changing ambient greetings cards and pioneered the trend for laser cut stationery – he was Highly Commended as Gift of The Year 2006.

Ben is known as a very hands on kind of guy – he's even just recently completed his own self-build project in the heart of Brighton.

The keen designer took a tired 1970's purpose built block of flats and added a new penthouse apartment to the existing roof.

He is also a brand ambassador for Black and Decker  is the presenter for B&Q's YouTube channel – bandq.

What TV shows has he been in?

Ben isn't one to shy away from the camera – and you might recognise him from a number of different shows.

In 2010, he won ITV's nationwide search for 'The Next Big Thing' in interior design – after being shortlisted by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Michelle Ogundehin.

He has also presented a series of Interior Design features on This Morning, filmed three series of Channel 4's The Renovation Game – as well as You Deserve This House, 60 Minute Makeover with Peter Andre and Auction Party.

Is Ben married and does he have children?

The answer is yes – the Place in the Sun presenter is a proud father and husband.

Away from the world of sun, sea and properties – Ben can be found at his own house in Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex, with his wife and two children.

Ben has been married to his wife Gaby, since 2011 – who works in the NHS.

The couple have two daughters together – Hope Blossom and Honour Willow.

The presenter is happy to share his family life in the public eye – as he regularly posts candid snaps with his with wife and children on social media.

In 2021, Ben shared how he had celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary with his wife – and it was in an unusual way.

Taking to social media he posted: ''Today is a good day because it is my 10th wedding anniversary.

"Can you believe, how fantastic is that? And we're going to a little music festival down the road which I'm super excited about but first of all, I want to have a good moan."

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He then went on to share how his neighboured was flooded with rubbish – which meant he had to spend the day litter picking.

The presenter said: "Yesterday the bins were collected and a neighbour's bin was pecked to death by a seagull and now the rubbish has been floating around for a day and no one's done a thing about it – so I'm doing it myself!"

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