APITS 01 - Leah CK

All-new episodes of A Place in the Sun returns and announces new presenter, Leah Charles-King to the team of property experts

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To broadcast daily in November at 4 pm on Channel 4


As the leaves fall from the trees and the cold winter nights draw in, A Place in the Sun promises to bring a ray of sunshine into your front rooms with 15 brand-new episodes of the Channel 4 hit series.


TV and Radio Presenter, Leah Charles-King will make her debut appearance this season as she joins our team of property experts to help house-hunters find their dream holiday homes. 


Leah and her family have been buying, renovating and then selling properties for profit, in the UK for many years. Leah found she had a natural flair at it and has a passion for property, helping numerous people find their dream homes.  Away from the UK, Leah and her parents own properties and land in Saint Lucia and Grenada in the Caribbean.


She is also the Ambassador for Bipolar UK, a charity close to her heart having recently talked publicly about her battle with the condition. Leah recently launched her own platform presenting and producing content on Mental health and well-being to normalise the conversation and end the stigma around mental illness. 

Leah said, “I’m so excited to be joining the A Place in the Sun family! I've been watching the show since it began and I feel especially privileged to be working on such an iconic programme. Landing this dream gig has been life changing for me as 9 years ago I was diagnosed with bipolar and I didn’t think I’d work in television again because of the stigma towards mental illness.  It proves there is life after diagnosis. My story is one of tenacity and overcoming adversity; and A Place In The Sun has given me a new hope.”

Leah’s first assignment is helping retired teachers Carrie and Steve find their dream property in the town of Islantilla on Spain’s Costa de la Luz. With a budget of £110,000 they’re looking for a two-bedroom apartment as close to the beach as possible, where they hope to while away the winters. Leah has five fantastic properties to show them but will any of them prove to be the perfect place? 


For the rest of the team, Jasmine, Jean, Lee, Danni, Laura, Ben and Scarlette, will be jetting off to Crete, Costa Blanca, the Algarve and many more beautiful locations in their quest to find our house-hunters their very own Place in the Sun.







Leah Charles-King (Leah CK) has contributed over 30 years into mainstream media and the entertainment industry as a multi award-winning music artist, TV Presenter and Radio Host.

Her music career began in the 1990’s as one third of R&B Pop girl band - ‘Kleshay’ - signed to Sony Music, and enjoyed two UK chart singles as well as a successful Arena tour as supporting act for Lionel Richie. She also offered backing vocals for the likes of George Michael, Andreas Bocelli and Mary J Blige.

In 2001 Leah began her presenting career as the first ever (and only to date) Black female Continuity Presenter on CITV (Children's ITV) in its 40-year history.

Known for her incredibly personable, engaging and witty style, Leah is an accomplished presenter who has racked up well over 100,000 hours of live, unscripted, non-autocued TV presenting experience, and has produced and presented programs transmitted across Europe, USA and African mainstream television.

Leah is a passionate advocate for the Black Lives Matter movements and has written several blogs on her own experiences in the industry.

Recognised and respected in the industry among her peers, Leah has worked with a host of major broadcasters such as: BBC, CITV, Disney Channel, B.E.T, Channel 5, The Beat London FM, and Sky Television. She’s also worked for major brands such as Redbull, Sony, FCUK, BET Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, Screen Nation, Betfred and Mecca Bingo to name a few. She’s hosted countless awards shows, red carpets and press junkets.

Leah enjoyed four years as Host and Producer of the flagship radio show, “Leah CK Drive Time” on The Beat London 103.6fm. The show swiftly became the station’s most listened to broadcast and swiftly won many coveted industry awards.

In 2019, Leah spoke publicly for the first time of her secret battle since being diagnosed with bipolar and generalised anxiety disorder seven years ago.

Since then, Leah has been using her platform for mental health advocacy by producing podcasts, videos and blogs aimed at normalising the conversation around mental illness and ending the stigma. Leah recently filmed a report for BBC’s ‘The One Show’ called “Bipolar and Me” where she openly discussed her experiences. It was watched by over 8.8 million viewers.

Leah is also a very proud Ambassador for Bipolar UK and works tirelessly with the charity to create mental health awareness in this area.