Channel 5 is to revive auction series Cash in The Attic, a decade after the long-running format was axed by BBC Two.
The format, which turns hidden treasures into cash will play in daytime on Channel 5 in 2022.
The series will be produced by Argonon’s new factual indie Studio Leo run by Claire Collinson-Jones, creator of Channel 5’s long-running factual hit Rich House Poor House.
Jules Hudson returns as host, joined by new presenter Chris Kamara in an initial run of 40 episodes.
Claire Collinson-Jones, Chief Creative Officer at Studio Leo and Executive Producer commented: “Since this iconic format was last on UK screens, there’s been an explosion of interest in collectibles, antiques and online auctions. We’re thrilled Cash In The Attic has found a new home on Channel 5. It’s a reboot that couldn’t be more timely.”
Commissioning Editor (VP) Factual Guy Davies said: “Cash in the Attic is a classic and will make a great addition to our new ramped up daytime schedule, following another successful revival in Eggheads.”
Cash in the Attic (40 x 60’) was commissioned by Davies.
Endeavor Content, who were involved in bringing back the brand is handling the international sales for both the UK and US finished tape, as well as the format rights for both the newly revamped series as well as the original version of the show.
Jennifer Ebell, SVP EMEA Sales at Endeavor Content added: “Cash in the Attic has a remarkable legacy in the UK market, and we know it’s the ideal time to bring this fun, heart-warming and relatable series back to local audiences. Channel 5 is the perfect home for this much-loved show in its new incarnation and we’re thrilled there will be a whopping 40 episodes out of the gate!”
This commission follows the recent launch of Cash in the Attic USA, produced by Argonon’s Leopard USA for HGTV and executive produced by Lindsay Schwartz and James Burstall.
The original series was produced for the BBC by Leopard Films.
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