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Strictly star Amy Dowden among new line-up for Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

The new episodes will also see Love Island winners Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti go head to head.

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Sara Davies and Amy Dowden on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

Strictly Come Dancing stars Amy Dowden and Sara Davies are among the famous faces who will compete in the next series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.

Love Island winners Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti will also go head to head on the show’s 12th series to see who can uncover the best antiques and make the most money at auction.

The new episodes will also see reality star Gemma Collins and BBC Radio 1 presenter Melvin Odoom, 1980s pop stars Samantha Fox and Sinitta and news anchor siblings Geeta and Krishnan Guru-Murthy try to find some hidden treasures.

Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti (BBC/STV/PA)

Dragons’ Den star Davies, who competed on Strictly in 2021, said: “I’d always heard what an incredible adventure Antiques Road Trip is.

“Being with Amy made it even more special for me, and to be able to spend that time together and share the experience was just brilliant.”

Dowden, who is a professional on the BBC dance competition and runs a dance school near Dudley, is currently receiving treatment after announcing in June that she had undergone a mastectomy following a stage three breast cancer diagnosis.

Sanclimenti said it had been a “pleasure” competing on the show, adding: “There was healthy competition between Ekin and I, and we had lots of fun as we supported each other through the experience.

“I learned a lot about antiques and how appearances can be deceiving; something may look like it could be worth a lot, but it may just be more sentimental value.”

Sinitta said the show provided the “perfect opportunity” for her to spend some time with Fox after they have tried to catch up for years.

“We laughed non-stop like time had stood still. It felt so cool driving through the country lanes like pop music’s answer to Thelma and Louise”, she added.

Gemma Collins and Melvin Odoom (BBC/STV/PA)

The 20-episode series will kick off on October 10 with husband-and-wife comedy duo Paul Merton and Suki Webster getting behind the wheel of one of the show’s classic cars.

The series will also feature documentary-maker Christine McGuinness and Coronation Street star Colson Smith paired together while Loose Women’s Linda Robson and Brenda Edwards will do up against each other.

Muslim Alim, BBC commissioning editor, said: “It’s great to have Celebrity Antiques Road Trip back on BBC Two this autumn with another exciting list of celebrity duos and a plethora of weird and wonderful items that will have you guessing till the last minute on their profit potential.”

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip begins on Tuesday October 11 at 7pm on BBC Two and iPlayer.