A Place in the Sun's Ben Hillman begs 'give me a break' as he's grilled about Instagram pic without wife and daughters

A PLACE in the Sun's Ben Hillman begged 'give me a break' as he was grilled about an sun soaked Instagram snap without his wife and daughters.

The property expert was forced to explain his recent solo trip abroad while leaving his family behind.

Ben, who is husband to Gaby and dad to Hope Blossom and Honour Willow, faced the envy of his social media followers when he posted a video of himself enjoying an outdoor swim in Spain's Puerto del Carmen.

The clip of him enjoying the water while under blue skies was uploaded in November while many could only dream of a break away, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chatting to Wayne Perrey on his TV Carpenter Podcast, Ben was asked how his wife of ten years reacted to the relaxing images he was posting while she was dealing with homeschooling back in the UK.

Laughing at the question, Ben explained: "Well, look, you've got to remember I've spent six months at home homeschooling so that was my first break.

"See the difference is, my wife works for the NHS and she has throughout the whole pandemic.

"She's not front line in terms of A&E or Covid response or anything like that, but she has been working throughout."

He added: "So she has had this outlet which is work which takes her out of the house.

Referring to the start of the first lockdown in March 2020, he quipped: "I've been locked up for six months, give me a break, man!"

But his trip abroad was not just for fun, but to film new episodes of Channel 4's popular property series.

Ben commented: "To be abroad, after all that time, it was amazing.

"It was absolutely amazing. A bit of sunshine on your back, it was a wonderful thing."

Just yesterday the host announced new episodes of the show are set to air shortly.

Captioning a tanned photo of himself staring into space, Ben wrote: "💭Dreaming of getting away???? Well Exciting news!!! 30 brand-new episodes of A PLACE IN THE SUN coming to your screens next month!!!

"You’ll see our new Presenter @leejuggurnauth in action as well as all your old favourites of course. @jasmineharman @jonnieirwintv @laurahamiltontv @danni.menzies @jeanjohansson @missscardoug".

The team are set to welcome 34-year-old property developer Lee Juggurnauth onto the show.

Lee, a former music manager, said: “I'm so excited to be joining Channel 4's A Place in the Sun. After recently celebrating its 21st birthday, I'm honoured to be working on such a prestigious show alongside an incredible team.

"I can’t wait to help house hunters turn their dream into a reality.”

A Place in the Sun airs weekdays at 3pm on Channel 4.

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