Hit BBC Two factual entertainment show Celebrity Antiques Road Trip returns on Sunday for its eleventh series, and the line-up of stars heading out on the road has been revealed.
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, which is produced by STV Studios and has been a staple of BBC Two’s autumn schedule since 2011, sees pairs of famous faces travelling across the UK alongside some of the country’s finest antiques experts to hunt for hidden treasures and compete to see who can auction them off for the most money.
The experts accompanying the celebrities on their Road Trip adventures this year are Serhat Ahmet, Angus Ashworth, Izzie Balmer, Raj Bisram, James Braxton, Margie Cooper, Charles Hanson, David Harper, Roo Irvine, Irita Marriott, Tim Medhurst, Steven Moore, Ochuko Ojiri, Natasha Raskin Sharp, Philip Serrell and Catherine Southon.
Full celebrity line-up:
Les Dennis and Nitin Ganatra
Jennie Bond and Simon McCoy
Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec
Gethin Jones and Xander van Tulleken
Charlene White and Kelle Bryan
Nina Hossain and Lucrezia Millarini
Katie Piper and Adam Pearson
Antony Costa and Duncan James
Linda Nolan and Francis Rossi
Chris Hughes and Jake Quickenden
Esme Young and Keith Brymer
Anne Hegerty and Shaun Wallace
Melinda Messenger and Dominic Littlewood
Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull
Peter Gunn and Melanie Hill
Jo Brand and Kerry Godliman
Julie Tatchell and Amanda Middleditch
James ‘Arg’ Argent and Megan McKenna
Richard Osman and Ingrid Oliver
Kimberley Wyatt and Ryan Thomas
Janette Manrara said: "We had so much fun searching for treasures on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip! We love antiques shopping and it's always exciting trying to find some rare items, especially ones that will look fabulous in our home.”
Aljaž Škorjanec added: “There was a healthy bit of competition going on – but don’t worry, we’re still talking to each other!"
James ‘Arg’ Argent said: “Driving round the countryside in a classic car and hunting for antiques with Megan McKenna was not on my 2022 bucket list, but here we are! I had the best time out on the road with the lovely Megan and, who knows, maybe antique-dealing could end up being a future career for me…”
Megan McKenna added: “I loved going on the road with Arg! It was fun doing something different and having a look around the antique shops – shopping’s one of my fave things to do!”
Muslim Alim, BBC Commissioning Editor, said: “We're so happy to have Celebrity Antiques Road Trip back on our screens and with such an amazing range of famous faces. There’s something for everyone, with lots of laughter, entertainment and some friendly rivalry along the way.”
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip series 11 begins on Sunday 23 October at 6:50pm on BBC Two and iPlayer.