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Bargain Hunt to film special with sporting stars in Staffordshire

Bargain Hunt will return to the region later this month to film a sporting special of the popular BBC antiques programme.

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Television cameras will be with Richard Winterton Auctioneers, in Lichfield, on Tuesday, April 30, and people are invited to come to the Fradley Park saleroom to watch the auction action.

A bumper six shows will be filmed during the Antiques & Home Sale that day, one of which will feature four famous ex-GB sportspeople. The five other episodes will feature regular Bargain Hunt teams.

The sporting contestants are all legends from the worlds of athletics, swimming and cycling – Sally Gunnell and Mark Foster versus Dame Sarah Storey and Richard Whitehead.

The presenter is Natasha Raskin Sharp and she will be joined by well-known Bargain Hunt experts Kate Bliss and Danny Sebastian, who will be helping out the Red and Blue teams.

People heading along don’t need to book. They can just turn up at the Wood End Lane premises in good time – the auction centre opens at 9am with the sale starting at 9.30am.

Auctioneer Richard Winterton will be yielding the gavel on the day and is inviting people to his saleroom.

“It’s going to a be a monster, extra special edition of Bargain Hunt to celebrate this summer of international sport,” he said. "We are very excited to be welcoming GB sportspeople to The Lichfield Auction Centre.

“Please do come along and join in the fun at Fradley.”

The Bargain Hunt team came to The Lichfield Auction Centre twice last year to film the popular Coronation Special which aired in May and to record two 2023 Christmas Specials which were a festive hit.

The show’s 2022 Christmas Specials were also filmed at Fradley.

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