Hit factual daytime show Antiques Road Trip returns to BBC One today for its 21st series, with Britain’s favourite experts set to get back in their classic cars and gear up for 25 brand new episodes of treasure-hunting and profit-making.
The series, which is produced by STV Studios, will see five pairs of experts heading off across the country on their own unique Road Trip adventures, competing to find the hidden gems that will make the most profit at auction.
As always, the experts will be making pit-stops at some of Britain’s most intriguing historic and cultural sites en route – with plenty of banter and friendly competition guaranteed along the way.
Joining the series for the first time is London-based antique dealer Serhat Ahmet (pictured, left), who will be setting off alongside Road Trip regular Christina Trevanion (pictured, right) to see which treasures they can both discover.
The other pairs of experts competing across the series are:
Some of the more unusual antiques uncovered in the new series – which will air every weekday at 4:30pm until Friday 11 December – include an animal-shaped cocktail maker, some Georgian sugar nips, and even a chair made for the investiture of the Prince of Wales in 1969.
Christina Trevanion also attempts to make Road Trip history by trying to get her hands on the largest item the show has ever seen – but will she seal the deal?
Antiques Road Trip has been a staple of the BBC’s daytime schedules since 2010, with the show’s warmth and gentle fun winning it a legion of dedicated fans across the last decade.
In January, the BBC commissioned STV Studios to produce 140 new episodes of Antiques Road Trip and its celebrity sister series across two years. Celebrity Antiques Road Trip will return to BBC Two in early 2021.
Serhat Ahmet said: “I’m over the moon to be joining the Antiques Road Trip team. It was such a blast travelling across the country with true Road Trip doyenne Christina Trevanion – even if my nerves have only just recovered from the excitement of the auctions! I hope viewers have as much fun watching our adventures as we did taking part in them.”
Joe Sharp, Series Producer of Antiques Road Trip, said: “It’s so exciting to have our top team of antique aficionados back for a fantastic new series, which promises the usual mix of laughs, friendly rivalries, and some truly bizarre finds.
“In these uncertain times, uplifting shows like this one are a much-needed tonic, so we’re pleased to be back on BBC One and hope established fans and new viewers alike enjoy the new episodes.”
The series was commissioned by Muslim Alim, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime and Early Peak.
Antiques Road Trip airs on weekdays at 4:30pm on BBC One.
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