Posted on 6th June 2018

Popular children’s TV presenters Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes will be filming part of BBC2’s new series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip at our Antiques and Collectibles Sale on Tuesday 12 June, starting at 10am.

The duo who shot to fame after their appearance on Pop Idol in 2003 and have since hosted various programmes on the BBC - most notably TMi and Top of the Pops Reloaded - will be battling it out to see who can raise the most money for charity by buying and selling antiques.

The show, which is now entering its eighth series, sees two celebrities paired up with antiques experts who travel across the UK in classic vintage cars to see who can make the biggest profit by buying antiques on their journey and then selling them at auction. Whatever money is made at the end of the show is donated to the Children in Need charity.

Sam and Mark will be following a three-day route that takes them from Bridlington to Darlington via Driffield, Filey, Scarborough, York, Malton and Pickering. They will be travelling in a 1968 Jaguar MkII and a 1960 Morris Minor accompanied by antique experts and experienced road-trippers Charles Hanson and Natasha Raskin Sharp.

Starting with a budget of £400 each, the teams will visit antique shops in search of bargains that will then be sold at the end of the trip at our Antiques and Collectables Sale.

Members of the public interested in watching the filming are very welcome to attend the sale. Those at the auction will be able to find out how much the individual lots raise on the day. Everyone else will have to wait and see how the celebrity teams fared until the programme goes on air at the end of the year.

Thomas Watson’s auction house has already hosted a couple of the regular Antiques Road Trips, with filming taking place in March 2016 and August 2017.

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