A Place in the Sun host Ben Hillman roasted by fans for jumping at thunderstorm

A Place in the Sun presenter Ben Hillman has been roasted by fans after he was seen jumping at the sound of a thunderstorm while doing a viewing.

The Channel 4 property expert was helping hopeful buyers Lian and Dave in their search for their dream holiday home in Spain's Almeria Province.

Armed with a budget of £100,000, the couple were hoping to find their own slice of paradise with a minimum of three bedrooms as their teenage son Dominic, would be living with them.

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They also wanted access to a pool and two bathrooms, with a modern and open-plan look.

Dave admitted: "We're probably asking a lot."

Lian added: "Yeah but we're realistic, we're open to compromise."

Hillman lined up five properties for the couple to look at — but the search didn't get the sunny start the show title promises.

The host got the fright of his life when they rocked up to the first home on the list, a three-bedroom character townhouse, as a storm started outside.

As they entered the property, Ben looked out the window and he said: "I think there was a flash of lightning then when we came in."

A loud bang then erupted outside of the house as the thunder hit.

Ben jumped out of his skin as he said: "Oooo! We just escaped that one, didn't we? And we remained dry, just in the nick of time."

Viewers immediately took to the social network formerly known as Twitter to poke fun at the presenter's reaction as they declared he was afraid of thunderstorms.

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One user quipped: "What a f*nny! Scared of lightning!"

Another commented: "There’s NO way they are buying Property 1. It’s obvious. Next!"

A third joked: "WTF is the matter with Ben today? Bloody hyper."

However, he dark and stormy weather set the tone for the first viewing as looking around the living area, Lian said: "I like it but I don't love it."

The couple remained unimpressed as they walked around the home, saying that most of the rooms were too small.

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