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Get to know Laura Hamilton

Laura Hamilton interview

We asked Laura some quick fire questions to get to know her a little better! Don't forget, a new series of A Place in the Sun starts at 3pm on Monday 3rd January!

What is your most memorable A Place in the Sun moment? 

There are far too many memorable moments for me to pick one.  I am an extremely emotional person and often get goose bumps in 30-degree heat when the house hunters secure their dream property, or I sometimes well up and cry!  It’s such a privilege to be part of something so important in a couple’s life and taking them on the property journey.

Where is your favourite place to film? 

I think Kefalonia has to be one of my all-time favourite places.  It was stunning.

Laura on camera

If you could buy A Place in the Sun anywhere, where would you choose? 

I am considering investing in a property abroad at the moment in Spain for my children.  I am thinking it can be somewhere I stay when I am working there and then we can let out the rest of the time so they have a little investment.  I spend a lot of time working in Spain so it sort of makes sense.  I adore French properties and have often dreamt of owning a property surrounded by vineyards, but I also love Mallorca and Portugal!

What’s your number one piece of advice for house hunters? 

You need to view properties in person, not just from a website.  AND make sure you consider what the location is like all year round.

If you could invite three people (dead or alive) to a dinner party, who would you choose?

My friends and family. I’ve missed a fair few birthdays, funerals and weddings over the years being away with work so I spend as much time as I can with them when I am home.

Laura Hamilton

What would your desert island meal be?

Miso soup and a BIG sushi platter

What is your least favourite food?

Tripe! I once had a boyfriend who’s nan loved it and would always ask us to pick some up for her.

When have you felt most star struck? 

I worked behind the scenes in TV a while before moving in front of the camera and I worked on some incredible music concerts, films and events. Nelson Mandela was the most incredible person I met.

Laura Hamilton and house hunters

What’s at the top of your bucket list? 

In terms of places to travel to it has to be Costa Rica. I keep hearing so many amazing things about it.

Best compliment you’ve ever received? 

That I have warm, have positive energy and I am a good soul. Don’t ask me who said it!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

At one point a dentist and then a ski instructor. But at age 14 I used to give my brother my dad’s camcorder (so he could be the cameraman) and I would tell him to film me whilst I did tours of camp sites we visited. I still have the footage.

Laura Hamilton

Name one thing you couldn’t live without? 

My phone. It connects me to my loved ones whilst I am away from them and my mobile office.

What song is guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor? 

I am a massive boogier (is that even a word?) and you are pretty much guaranteed to see me dancing to most things. I helped Louie Spence find a house on an A Place in the Sun celebrity special and we choreographed a dance routine to Justin Timberlake's ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ one evening after filming.

Who was the last person you called?

My Mum

Laura Hamilton on stage

Do you have an irrational fear?

The sea. I am a little weary of the fact you don’t know what is going to approach you and from where

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

People who are late!

Find out more about laura here

 

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