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Meet A Place in the Sun star Ben Hillman's family

The presenter is a proud dad and husband

Ben Hillman on A Place In The Sun
Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior Features Writer
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A Place in the Sun presenter Ben Hillman has been a regular face on the Channel 4 show 2015, helping homeowners create their perfect abode with his interior design expertise. But away from his time on the programme, he can be found at his own house in Shoreham-By-Sea with his wife and two children. 

So who is in his family? We investigated...

Ben, a design and property expert, has been married to his wife, NHS worker Gaby, since 2011. Soon after the couple tied the knot, they welcomed their first daughter, Hope Blossom, and then their second daughter Honour Willow.

Ben with his wife and two daughters
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The proud dad often posts photos of his family on his Instagram account, including this adorable beach selfie from September last year which shows the four enjoying fish and chips by the sea at the end of the summer holidays. 

In the caption, Ben teased his next filming destination for A Place in the Sun. "Enjoying a thoroughly British evening on the beach, and the perfect end to a wonderful summer break with the family," he penned. "Back to the old grind [winking face] tomorrow and beginning my endless summer in Portugal."

Ben Hillman and his wife Gaby © @benhillmantv/Instagram
Ben Hillman and his wife Gaby

The presenter, who appears on the Channel 4 show alongside Jasmine Harman and Laura Hamilton, previously opened up about working away from his family regularly. He told The Express Online: "I'm a real home bod, I love being around my family and being around my kids, they're the number one thing in my life."

He went on to explain how lockdown brought them closer together, before his filming schedule abroad pushed them apart. "To be intensely with them for all that time [through lockdown] and then all of a sudden not, that was quite tough," he said.

Ben hillman with his daughters Hope Blossom and Honour Willow© @benhillmantv/Instagram
Ben cuddling his daughters Hope Blossom and Honour Willow

In 2016, Ben and his family worked on a renovation project after buying their 1934 four-bedroom property. He told Metro at the time: "They are my DIY girls and join me on my adventures. During the build I did the Place In The Sun walk round with them, saying, 'Imagine how it's going to look like when it's finished.'" Take a look at his garden and epic hot tub in the video below. 

WATCH: A Place in the Sun's Ben Hillman shows off envy-inducing hot tub

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