The Presenters

Meet the expert team of Presenters, Builders and Designers responsible for saving homes across the country from bodged DIY and builds gone wrong.

Laura Hamilton

Laura Hamilton

Laura is really excited to have joined the presenting team of 'Cowboy Builders & Bodge Jobs' especially since she has 13 years of hands on experience developing property. Laura purchased her first property project, entirely self-funded at the age of 19, and has been renovating houses ever since. She has almost completed her latest renovation in Surrey, which has been her biggest project to date. For the last four years, Laura has been helping house hunters search for their dream properties in the UK and Overseas on 'A Place on the Sun' and, in 2013, she presented Beat my Build which saw participants renovating their projects, competing against each other to make the biggest profits, to win a cash prize. One thing's for sure, Laura seldom relaxes. She thrives on being a busy working mum and is hoping to help people who have been the subject or a bad builder or a dodgy DIY fall back in love with their homes on this brand new series.
Dan Lobb

Dan Lobb

Dan is a hugely popular and versatile presenter who, over the past few years, has presented and starred in some of the biggest shows on UK television. Born and raised near Winchester, Dan quickly became an accomplished sportsman and eventually focused on tennis. After a successful junior career he combined coaching with modelling before embarking on a career in TV in 2001. Dan presented on Sky News, Sky Sports News, Sky Poker and various Sky Sports shows for 8 years, clocking up well over 6000 hours of live broadcasting experience in studios and on outside broadcasts. Dan left Sky in 2009 and was offered the newly created sports presenter role at GMTV at the beginning of 2010. He was retained as Sports Editor on Daybreak and soon became the main presenter. Away from the sofa Dan appeared as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2011.
Melinda Messenger

Melinda Messenger

Melinda Messenger was born in Swindon, Wiltshire and she has been everything from a flight attendant to 'Mom of The Year'. She has presented many TV shows, including Fort Boyard, Wish You Were Here, The Wright Stuff, The One Show, and This Morning. She has been a guest on Jonathan Ross, All Star family Fortunes and Celebrity Big Brother as well as giving numerous cameos and she has of course been on Cowboy Builders since 2009! Known for her charity work she supports The Childrens' Society, Barnardos, Action Aid and went to Malawi to highlight the plight of the countries' orphans. Melinda has three beautiful children.
Alison

Alison Cork

Alison is a home expert, writer and serial entrepreneur. After graduating from Cambridge with a degree in Classics, Alison launched several businesses, one of which was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1994, making her the youngest ever female board director of a publicly quoted company. Alison then decided to focus on her love of home, and turned to TV. In 1997 she wrote and presented her first network series, Home In The Country, a lifestyle show that spanned cookery, creative inspiration and interiors. This was followed by several other series, including Countdown To Christmas, Don't Move, Improve, 60 Minute Makeover and Help I Hate My House. In 2012 Alison launched her own online home ware brand, www.withinhome.com, delivering affordable furniture and accessories to the consumer. In 2014, Alison launched www.oneregentplace.co.uk, which sells branded goods at up to 80 per cent off retail prices. She writes weekly interiors columns in several national papers, with a combined readership of over 12 million. She lives in central London with her husband and two children.
Edward Robinson

Edward Robinson

With a creative history exploring an education in fashion and print, Edward now fulfils his early passion in interiors, as a successful interior designer and presenter today. Edward's extensive knowledge naturally progressed him into TV, working alongside designer and interiors guru Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, eventually himself presenting and designing interiors for Cowboy Builders, Hollywood Me, 60 Minute The Wow Factor and House Doctor to name a few. Edward is also featured in editorial magazines, as an expert designer and his clients now include well-established interior magazines such as Ideal Home, BBC Homes and Antiques, Good Homes and House Beautiful in which he still features.
John Russell

John Russell

JR was born and bred in Manchester and has been involved in the construction industry since the age of 16 starting his building career in the family run construction business. John had an accomplished rugby career representing England at U19 level and playing at the top level of English club rugby back in the 90s. John’s business activity has extended in to the property investment arena having purchased and developed 100s of properties from new build to refurbishments. An original member of the Cowboy Builders team John is looking forward to helping and educating the home owners on Cowboy Builders and Bodge Jobs.