Lucy Alexander has taken up a new position following her decision to leave Homes Under The Hammer. The TV star has been announced as the Brand Ambassador for Carpetright. Speaking about her "exciting" new role, Lucy told the Mirror: "As someone who has invested so much time and energy into property over the years, whether it's researching, building, renovating, developing or decorating, I'm delighted to be able to share my ideas and advice with customers who are trying to get the right look and feel for their homes."
The news comes just a few days after Lucy announced she was stepping down from Homes Under The Hammer. The 45-year-old has fronted the popular daytime show with Martin Roberts since 2003, and said she felt it was "time for a change".
Lucy Alexander has been announced as the new brand ambassador for Carpetright
Writing on Twitter, Lucy said she had "loved every minute" of making the show, and that she was leaving with a "huge heavy heart". She told fans that stepping down was "not the outcome I wanted, but to pursue other work and a commercial deal, I had to leave".
She added: "I will miss my TV husband @TVMartinRoberts hugely, we've had 13 happy years together! Time to move on though. There's still a brand new exciting series to go out so I'm not off your screen yet! At least another few years!! Xxx."
Dan McGolphin, BBC Daytime and Early-Peak controller, followed up Lucy's announcement with his own statement, thanking her for the 13 years of service.
The star recently stepped down from Homes Under The Hammer after 13 years
He said: "Over the last 13 years, millions of viewers have enjoyed Lucy's infectious enthusiasm for property renovation; she has inspired many of us to improve our homes or to invest and improve properties that badly need it – Britain's housing stock owes her a great debt!"
Lucy's shock exit comes after she and her family were the focus of BBC documentary Matron, Medicine and Me: 70 Years of the NHS, which detailed her heart-break when daughter Kitty, seven at the time, was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, a rare neurological disease.