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Celebrities hit the antiques trail in the second series of BBC two’s Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

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Some of Britain’s best loved celebrities will show off their antiques knowledge in the new series of BBC Two's popular Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, and this time round we see a very rare and highly collectible find in South Wales, delivering a record profit for the show.
 
Whilst visiting an antique shop in Newport, South Wales, Myleene Klass and the late David Barby spy a late 19th or early 20th century Royal Doulton Kingsware Flagon. The hammer price received for the item gives an impressive profit of over £500, a tidy profit for the team. 
 
On her find, Myleene Klass said: “I had the most amazing experience and insight into the world of antiques on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, made all the more special working with the late, great, David 'barbarella' Barby. I can only attribute winning to his expertise. The ale jug had a value I didn't spot, however, I can see the appeal, a porcelain 'handbag' that can hold drink! What's not to love? I am now a mean hand with a gavel!”
 
The new series will transmit at 7pm* from Monday 12th November, and follows ten pairs of antique loving celebrities as they set off on a nail-biting road trip across the UK, competing against each other to make the biggest profit buying and selling antiques.
 
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip will see the following celebrity pairs take on the challenge of making the most cash:
 
Sue Holderness and John Challis (Monday 12 November)
Clive Anderson and Germaine Greer (Tuesday 13 November)
Stefanie Powers and Don Warrington (Wednesday 14 November)
Sandi Toksvig and Sheila Hancock (Thursday 15 November)
Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin (Friday 16 November)
Kate Silverton and David Hamilton (Monday 19 November)
Neil Stuke and Penny Smith (Tuesday 20 November)
Laila Rouass and Charles Dale (Wednesday 21 November)
John Barrowman and Myleene Klass (Thursday 22 November)
Robin Cousins and Tessa Sanderson (Friday 23 November)
 
Each celebrity will be teamed with one of the show’s much loved regular experts, whose knowledge and experience will guide each pair through the antiques trail, giving them the best possible advantage in the competition.
 
Travelling in classic vintage cars, the teams will be given a starting budget of £400 before starting their engines for the cross-country challenge.
 
Each programme will see a different pair of celebrities put their wit and bargaining skills to the test as they set out to find hidden gems along the road and auction them off, hopefully at a profit, at the end of their trip. Any profits generated throughout the series will be donated to Children in Need.
 
Wendy Rattray, Creative Director for STV Productions, said: “The new series of CART sees some more of the nations best loved celebrities hit the road and promises to be full of fun, rivalry and friendly banter. I hope viewers will love it, whether they’re already fans of the show, or new to the programme. It has proven to be must-see TV in the BBC2 schedule and we’re thrilled to be delivering a second and longer instalment for peak time television.” 

Liam Keelan, Controller Daytime at BBC, said: “It will be great to have this stand-out hit back in the schedule with all the warmth and wit it brings."
 
*Please check regional listings as times can vary.
 
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For further information, please contact the STV press office:-
Lauren Ferson
0141 300 3290 / 07803 970 143
lauren.ferson@stv.tv
 
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
eleanor.marshall@stv.tv
 
BBC press office:-
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