Discovery-owned free-to-air channel Really has commissioned STV Studios (Antiques Road Trip, Celebrity Catchphrase) to produce two new series of hit lifestyle format The Yorkshire Auction House, alongside its first celebrity editions of the show.
The first series, which launched in March, quickly became one of Really’s best-performing original commissions of the year. The channel has placed a bumper order for the next two series, each with 10 episodes, which will once again be fronted by auctioneer and Antiques Road Trip star, Angus Ashworth.
An additional 5×60’ spin-off series, Celebrity Yorkshire Auction House, is also included in the order, with famous faces such as Craig Revel Horwood, Catherine Tyldesley, John Sergeant, Jon Culshaw, Claire Sweeney and Wayne Sleep signed to appear.
The Yorkshire Auction House follows Angus Ashworth and his team as they clear homes packed full of trinkets, trash and treasure on the hunt for hidden gems to go under the gavel at Angus’ Ryedale auction house. Across the first series, participants made over £100,000 at auction on everything from Beatrix Potter figurines to a Bechstein piano.
The recommission comes amid a successful year for Glasgow-based STV Studios, which has seen new commissions from Channel 4 (for genre-bending immersive competition series Murder Island) and BBC One (for new daytime quiz format The Bridge of Lies, hosted by Ross Kemp).
New episodes of The Yorkshire Auction House are due to begin airing on Really later this year, and the first series is available to stream now exclusively on discovery+.
Angus Ashworth said:“I had the time of my life on the first series of The Yorkshire Auction House and it’s great that the programme also connected with viewers in such a positive way. We discovered so many fascinating pieces in series one and it was a privilege to be invited into people’s homes to hear the heartwarming stories behind their hidden gems.
“I’m looking forward to getting back out there for round two – and with some showbiz legends onboard this time around, I can only imagine the weird and wonderful treasures we’re going to unearth!”
Craig Hunter, Creative Director of Factual at STV Studios, said: “We’re really pleased that audiences have taken The Yorkshire Auction House to their hearts. It’s a warm, inviting and uplifting series, and we’re grateful to Really for having so much faith in the show to provide us with this bumper order.”
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