BBC One Daytime has commissioned series two of The Travelling Auctioneers from STV Studios, with a new presenting line up.
Auctioneering expert and original Travelling Auctioneer, Christina Trevanion, will return for the 20 x 45’ series. Christina joins a new team made up of JJ Chalmers, Robin Johnson and Izzie Balmer, who will help her take the mobile auction house out on the road for series two.
Before winning a gold medal at the Invictus Games and lighting up the Strictly ballroom, JJ was a craft, design and technology teacher, and he plans to put his broad range of DIY and restoration skills to good use as part of the Travelling Auctioneers team.
Star of Quest’s The Woodland Workshop, Robin is also something of a restoration maestro, having worked as a design and technology teacher before setting up his own successful business specialising in bespoke metal and wood furniture.
And Izzie is one of the UK’s most popular auctioneering experts, having won a legion of fans through her appearances on Antiques Road Trip and Bargain Hunt. She also leads a specialist jewellery and silver department in a busy Wiltshire salesroom.
The new series will see the team split off into pairs and take their travelling auction house and workshop out on the road across the UK. Along the way, they’ll unearth hidden gems and turn unwanted items into winning lots.
Sifting through one family home at a time, the team will first need to identify the items with the biggest selling appeal. Christina and Izzie will then call on their auctioneer contacts and expertise, whilst JJ and Robin use their craft and restoration skills to bring new life to neglected treasures – ready for an on-site auction at the end of each episode.
The Travelling Auctioneers is commissioned by Rob Unsworth, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak Commissioning for BBC One and iPlayer. The Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime is Muslim Alim. The Executive Producer for STV Studios is John Redshaw and the Series Producer is Julie Grant. DCD Rights will again manage overseas distribution.
Muslim Alim, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime said: “The Travelling Auctioneers is back and has an exciting new presenter line-up which I know audiences are going to love. They each bring their specialist knowledge and audiences will get to see them work their magic on some forgotten items hidden in homes around the UK.”
John Redshaw, Executive Producer for STV Studios, said: “We were taken aback by the huge popularity of the first series of The Travelling Auctioneers, despite having a hunch that combining our charming presenters with a unique new format and some wonderful contributors would be a likely recipe for success.
“Now with an extended order, and an ‘Auctioneering A-Team’ in Christina, JJ, Robin and Izzie, we’re looking forward to unearthing more heartwarming stories and taking the show to new heights in series two.”
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