In this special series of Bargain Hunt, effervescent host and Antiques Roadshow expert, Tim Wonnacott, challenges British celebrities to turn bargains into profit. Two teams are given £200 each and have just one hour to trawl the stalls and seek out a bargain which they hope to sell later for a higher price. Not only do the contestants learn about the pitfalls of selling and buying at an auction, but there is also advice on restoration and how best to present an item for sale – sometimes careful cleaning can make all the difference.
From Olympic gold medallists Dame Kelly Holmes and Sally Gunnell OBE, political heavyweights Edwina Currie and Lembit Opik and comedian Helen Lederer (Absolutely Fabulous), they’re all on board to take their chances and attempt to make a profit on Bargain Hunt Famous Finds. Even with expert help, the teams discover it's not as easy as it looks, but there are plenty of laughs and lessons along the way. As each item comes under the hammer, which will fetch the best price? And who will learn to stick to their day jobs?... Read more.