Travelling Auctioneers Christina Trevanion pays tribute to Will Kirk
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Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip star Christina Trevanion has teamed up with The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk for new daytime show The Travelling Auctioneers. The pair are travelling around the country, visiting people’s homes in search of items that could sell at auction, with a bit of TLC. Once given a new lease of life by Will, it is then up to Christina to see if she can make some money for the families as they go under the hammer. The BBC stars worked in close proximity for several weeks and developed “an instant friendship”, in the process.
The Travelling Auctioneers is presented by Will and Christina, with both bringing their skill set to the table in order to earn a profit for families with their treasured items.
While they both may be on hit BBC shows, Christina and Will’s paths never crossed prior to filming the new series.
Nevertheless, their bond developed very quickly while on set, leaving them both in hysterics during their travels, according to Christina.
She opened up to Express.co.uk about what it was like working with Will on the project.
“We filmed the pilot with Will and I, the first time I met Will, in my house, and it was just instant friendship really,” Christina commented.
“It was so lovely to work with Will and there’s a really nice sort of – I would say big brother but I’m quite a lot older than him – so probably big sister and slightly annoying but very sweet younger brother vibe we’ve got going on.”
Christina continued to explain how she had never been part of the restoring antiques prior to The Travelling Auctioneers.
So when she was able to get up close and personal to Will’s work, she was left very impressed.
Christina added: “I think that was one of the really interesting things, that was an appeal for the programme to me, that because I’m an auctioneer, I don’t really get involved with restoration.
“I get involved with bringing things in, researching them, looking them up, and selling them but we don’t really get involved in the restoration part.
“It was an incredible and quite enlightening experience to see what Will did.”
As always, fans are still able to watch the stars feature in their own respected shows during the week.
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Bargain Hunt continues to air every weekday at 12.15pm with hosts taking it in turns to guide viewers through each programme.
Meanwhile, episodes of The Repair Shop starring furniture restorer Will Kirk are also shown on weekdays at 3.45pm.
The heartwarming series will be on just before The Travelling Auctioneers begins on BBC One.
Going by the premiere episode’s synopsis, it’s going to be a particularly emotional beginning for the latest daytime show.
The description for episode one reads: “Auction supremo Christina Trevanion and woodworking wizard Will Kirk point their little blue van to Shropshire.
“They’ve been called in to help couple Sue and Chris clear their house as they make the move of a lifetime.
“After a decade of grief following the tragic death of their teenage son Matthew in 2012, Sue and Chris have finally decided it’s time to move on.
“They’re swapping their rural surroundings for something sunnier down south.
“Christina and Will discover some amazing items, including a collection of pieces by the famed carpenter Robert
‘Mouseman’ Thompson, and they breathe life back into some neglected furniture.
“But Matthew’s old toys provide the biggest surprise at the pop-up auction by the Trent and Mersey canal, with online buyers from around the world joining in to bid big.”
The Travelling Auctioneers premieres today, Monday, October 31, at 4.30pm on BBC One.
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