A Place In The Sun newcomer Leah Charles King on the hardest thing about show

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Leah Charles King has revealed what she finds to be the hardest part of presenting on A Place in the Sun. The presenter has revealed exclusively to Express.co.uk something that many will not realise about the show.

I’m just being honest.

Leah Charles King

She penned: “The hardest thing has been the early mornings, that’s the hardest thing!

“The hardest thing has been getting up at the crack of dawn, when sometimes it’s still dark outside.

“People say ‘you look so glamorous’, I reply thank you but it takes a lot to get me looking like this.”

The star revealed to the surprise of many watchers that the show takes over a week to film, meaning the same clothes need to be worn every day of filming.

Leah continued: “Because of continuity I’ve got to look the same every day so hair, makeup, whatever I have got to get up at a certain time.

“So, for me that is the hardest thing and I’m just being honest.”

Leah has been very open about her battle with mental health, being an ambassador for Bipolar UK and she hopes her new role will promote awareness for the health issue.

The presenter revealed how due to her own bipolar, the adjustment to the new routine for A Place in the Sun was quite hard.

She said: “The last few years I have been going through therapy and healing and dealing with bipolar and learning to live with it and get into a really good place.

“This is another part of that, I guess and I’m having to adapt to new routines.

“Every day is different, which isn’t a bad thing.”

Leah continued: “Every week and every single location is different, working with a different team, working with different house hunters, a different hotel, possibly a different country.

“Eating, sleeping, all those things happen at different times and especially for someone living with bipolar routine is very important.

“When you’re living with a mental illness routine is obviously better for you but in this industry it doesn’t naturally cater for routine.

“So it’s finding that balance and I can, and I have.”

Before Leah got into presenting she used to be in a girlband with her cousins called Kleshay.

This gave the presenter the opportunity to support Lionel Richie on tour and she was even a backing singer for George Michael once the band parted ways.

You can watch A Place in the Sun weekdays on Channel 4 from 4pm.

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