I consider myself incredibly lucky to lead the life I do. Throughout my career I’ve done some amazing things and met some wonderful people along the way.
First and foremost I’m a mum and more than anything I cherish family time with my partner Ben and our boys.
Property and interiors are in my blood. Growing up, my parents were constantly renovating the houses we lived in and as soon as they were finished we’d move on. I bought my first flat when I was 20 and it was almost inevitable I would end up involved in property as a profession.
In 1996, I set up a property search company with my good friend Miranda. A few years later I met my on screen husband Phil, and we began making Location Location Location & Relocation Relocation. We’ve been a happy couple for more than 10 years now.
More recently I began my love affair with craft when I renovated Meadowgate, my house in Devon.
I’m passionate about my work, in and out of TV. Recently I started a campaign against excessive homework for young children. I’m also involved with various charities including Changing Faces, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and Keep Britain Tidy.
Vacation Vacation Vacation
Our first travel show takes us around the world tracking down the best budget and luxury holiday destinations. But we don’t rest on our laurels, it’s our mission to show you how to beat the system and get a taste of luxury for less.
Kirstie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas
Our ultimate guide to the most exciting time of year! From checking out the coolest gadgets to showing how to make a unique gift for the people that matter, we want to make sure that you can focus on the fun, not the stress, of Christmas.
Location Location Location
This was our very first show... so it will always be special to us. We help desperate house-hunters to find their perfect place at the perfect price. There’s nothing more satisfying than feeling like we’ve helped with the most important decision of a person’s life.
Location Location Location will be back on Channel 4 this summer.
This show is often the ultimate test of our house-hunting knowledge. We help people who are looking for the best of both worlds - somewhere with the peace and beauty of the country, and somewhere with the vibrance of city-living. Finding two completely different houses to please one buyer is a big challenge, but that’s how we like it.
I was born and brought up on my parents’ farm in Kent. I’m a country lad through and through and as much as possible my wife and I and our two boys get out of London and spend time with family on the farm.
That said, I also love our capital and in 1996 I started my own property search firm in London dedicated to looking after the interests of purchasers. It was this that led me to doing deals on properties for people up and down the country on Location Location Location & Relocation Relocation with Kirstie. We’ve trail blazed the UK together; there have been tears but mostly triumphs and lots of great memories.
Away from Kirstie I’ve been in Australia filming my series Relocation: Phil Down Under. I have strong bonds with Oz – I travelled there on my gap year and my wife is Australian so we visit as much as possible. We dream of owning a house there... one day!
In 2010 Kirstie and I, along with Sarah Walmsley and Jane Muirhead started our own production company, Raise the Roof Productions in Glasgow. We’ve already produced two Channel 4 series, Kirstie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas and a travel show Vacation Vacation Vacation. We know there will be plenty more great stuff to come.
Like Kirstie, I have a Twitter page – she actually set it up in my name when I refused to join and posed as me! Eventually I wrestled back my identity and I now hold my own Q&A sessions on there. Oh, and in case you were wondering, my favourite meal of the day is breakfast.