A PLACE in the Sun's Jonnie Irwin snapped 'am I wasting my time?!' as a couple abandoned a property halfway through the viewing.
The Channel 4 host was completely frank as he tried to help sunseekers Joanna and Scott find a home in Spain.
The couple were looking for Jonnie's assistance in finding a holiday home in La Marina Alta on the Northern Costa Blanca.
With a budget of £215,000, they were hoping for a detached villa with the added delight of a pool.
Jonnie's question came as the couple viewed a property close to the coast and the pair were clearly unimpressed.
Walking into a bedroom, Jonnie asked: "What do we think size wise first of all?"
Joanna replied: "It's a little small…
"Yeah, it's not really doing it for us."
Picking up on her lack of enthusiasm, Jonnie asked bluntly: "Am I wasting my time showing you any more of this house?"
To which Joanna quickly responded: "Yes."
Scott explained: "This would need attention in every room we've seen… and that's not what we're setting out to do."
The couple then agreed with Jonnie's comments that they were looking for a 'holiday home to enjoy straight away."
Jonnie went on: "Lesson learned.
"I think I need to show you something that's a lot more finished and to do so, perhaps we need to head back inland?"
With the two agreeing with the property expert their hunt continued.
The couple, who originally met 18 years ago while on a golfing trip in the south of Spain, finally settled on buying a three-bed villa in Cumbre Del Sol.
With an asking price of £254,000 it was over their budget but an offer of £233,000 was accepted.
A Place in the Sun airs weekdays at 3pm on Channel 4.
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