Martin Roberts, 56, took to to Twitter to share the good news of his return with his 22,700 followers. The BBC favourite to took to the micro-blogging site and shared a video of himself inside an empty house where he offered some advice to viewers. The property expert said: “So delighted to say I’m back filming Homes Under The Hammer and I’m in Leicestershire today. “I thought I’d show you something really quite interesting. Because you get hung up sometimes on damp and the major problems that cause it.”
The presenter filmed inside the derelict property which seemingly showed severe damp and holes in the wooden floorboards.
Martin provided a surprising reason why damp actually occurs and admitted it was down to airflow.
He said: “Sometimes it can be the simplest of things. Look at this,” as he panned the camera towards the wall of the property.
“This looks really, really serious. Huge amounts of problems with the floorboards and all of this kind of stuff,” Martin explained.
“But that’s all caused by condensation. Just having a large number of people in a house without any airflow. There was a unit there in that corner,” as he pointed towards the floor.
He concluded: “And look what it’s done. Overtime it’s dribbled down to the floorboards. It’s caused them to rot. It’s an old adage but make sure that the house you’re in or if you’re coming to restore a house,