20 January 2010

Phil Spencer’s new programme helping Brits emigrate to Australia

TV property programme presenter Phil Spencer has a new program helping Britions find a new home in Australia.

Emigrate to Australia

Phil Spencer has a new programme where he helps families emigrating to Australia to find their perfect home.

In the programme Relocation: Phil Down Under, four British families are helped by Spencer to find their perfect home.

“A new decade prompts dreams of fresh starts, and if the economic gloom and the coming election aren’t enough to make you think of leaving Britain, the recent bout of freezing weather may just have pushed you over the edge,” Spencer wrote for The Sunday Times.

“If you are going to emigrate, though, why not do it properly and go to the other side of the world: to Australia?”

Spencer’s own love of Australia comes from a year spent working and living in the country as a young man, and frequent trips to Australia for Christmas with his Aussie girlfriend and now wife Fiona. He uses his experience and knowledge of the Australian property market to help four emigrating British families find their perfect home down under.

Some 40,000 Britons emigrate to Australia every year, and Australia is especially popular with young families, a category into which all four house hunters featured in the series fall.

One family was the Davidsons. Lee and Bronagh Davidson, an insurance salesman and teacher with three daughters, from Essex, gave up three-hour commutes and small, expensive houses and emigrated to Perth with a dream for an improved quality of life. They found a detached four-bedroom house with a swimming pool within walking distance of the beach, for £275,000.

Relocation: Phil Down Under begins on Channel 4 on Friday at 8pm.

The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodge their Australian immigration applications with the Australian High Commission.  

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