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Celebrity Antiques Road Trip returns

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Kelly Brook, Peter Andre, Diversity, Sue Johnston and Bananarama feature in hit antiques show - from Monday 5th November at 1900 on BBC Two
 
Kelly Brook, Denise Van Outen, Peter Andre, Kaye Adams, Diversity’s Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, Al Murray, Rebecca Adlington, Sue Johnston and Bananarama’s Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward are among the much-loved celebrities who will take to the road for a treasure trail around the UK’s antique emporiums as hit show Celebrity Antiques Road Trip returns to TV screens.
 
The eighth series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, broadcast on BBC Two from Monday 5th November, follows a great line-up of famous faces from stage, screen, comedy, sport and the media as they hunt for hidden gems in a bid to make the biggest profit buying and selling antiques.
 
The new series features:
  • Popular TV personality and actress Denise van Outen and iconic model and presenter Kelly Brook
  • Diversity street dancers Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely
  • Game of Thrones star David Bradley and fellow actor, EastEnders’ and Downton Abbey’s Nigel Harman
  • Stand-up heroes of British comedy, Al Murray and Paul Chowdhry
  • Actress and Loose Women panellist Claire Sweeney and Ian ‘H’ Watkins, West End performer and star of 90s pop phenomenon Steps
  • Singer and television personality Peter Andre and showbiz pal, comedian and presenter Joe Pasquale
  • Radio 2 presenter and best-selling author, Janey Lee Grace and fellow Radio 2 broadcaster, Tim Smith
  • The Communards’ Rev Richard Coles and last year’s Strictly Come Dancing winner, actor Joe McFadden
  • EastEndersJohn Partridge and seasoned singer, actress and entertainer Anita Harris
  • Multi award-winning comedian Russell Kane and fitness guru AJ Odudu, also known from Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and ITV2’s The Hot Desk
  • Much-loved broadcaster and star of Challenge Anneka, Anneka Rice and Silent Witness actress and disability activist Liz Carr
  • Benidorm stars Sherrie Hewson and Tony Maudsley
  • Presenters of long-running hit show Countryfile, Charlotte Smith and Tom Heap
  • Gold medal winning Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington OBE and adventurous presenter Helen Skelton, known from Blue Peter and Countryfile
  • Children’s TV presenters, former flat mates and best buddies Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes
  • Eighties pop royalty, Bananarama gals Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward
  • Popular stars of Loose Women, Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams
  • The Royle Family’s Sue Johnston and fellow acting doyenne, Lisa Riley
  • Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding and Homes under the Hammer’s Martel Maxwell
  • The One Show’s Michelle Ackerley and astrologer Russell Grant
 
In each episode, the two competing celebrities put their knowledge and bartering skills to the test as they set out in classic vintage cars to find antique bargains, before selling them at auction.
 
On hand to help are the show’s regular antiques experts, each paired with a celebrity, to provide guidance on the world of antiques.
 
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip continues to be a real hit with viewers, with the last series reaching 15.6 million people across the UK. The series is produced by STV Productions.
 
John Redshaw, series producer at STV Productions, said: “It’s always exciting to hit the road with a new set of celebrities, and this series is no exception. We have a brilliant line-up of competing stars going head-to-head on the antiques trail and I think viewers will love following their road trips as they track down weird and wonderful bargains in antique shops around the country. 
 
“Some of the more interesting items found during the series include a vintage vaulting horse uncovered by Joe Pasquale, emblazoned with the name of its former owner - HMP Broadmoor. Denise van Outen made an unlikely purchase of a plough, whereas Claire Sweeney pinned her hopes on a toy tank. And Jordan Banjo definitely wins the prize for the most unusual buy - a pair of mismatched Edwardian glass eyes. There is even a bit of scandal in this series with an accusation of foul play when an antique is damaged at auction by the opposing team.”
 
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For further information and interview requests, please contact the STV press office:
 
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830
anna.hendry@stv.tv 
 
Katie Martin
0141 300 3109
katie.martin@stv.tv
 
Notes to editors
 
STV Productions
 
STV Productions is one of the UK’s leading content businesses with ambitious plans for domestic and international growth. 
 
The company has a record of success across a range of genres, including drama, entertainment and factual, for a wide range of broadcasters.  Ratings winner Antiques Road Trip has run for seventeen series on the BBC, along with eight series of sister programme Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.  A further series of Antiques Road Trip is now in production.
 
In entertainment, the company has produced six series of Catchphrase for ITV, game shows And They’re Off...for Sport Relief for BBC One and Babushka for ITV Daytime, as well as The Dressing Room for UKTV’s entertainment channel W.
 
STV Productions has a track record of producing quality drama, with four part thriller The Victim due for transmission on BBC One. STV Productions has also confirmed a second BBC commission - 90 minute drama Elizabeth is Missing, adapted from Emma Healey’s novel. Previous drama productions include Taggart and Rebus for ITV.
 
Highlights among Factual series and specials include Britain’s Polar Bear Cub for Channel 4, two series of Prison: First & Last 24 Hours for Sky1, Ross Kemp Behind Bars – Inside Barlinnie for ITV, Scotland and the Battle for Britain presented by Andrew Marr for BBC Two, Fire in the Night, an award winning feature documentary to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster and Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered for BBC1, Smithsonian Channel and Discovery Canada.
 
STV Productions works with a number of leading international sales agents that distribute its completed programmes and formats outside the UK. The company recently announced a partnership with Sky Vision, covering international distribution rights to STV Productions' unscripted catalogue as well as a global distribution deal for forthcoming BBC drama, The Victim.
 
STV Productions has a strategic development partnership with Motion Content Group to create new entertainment, factual and drama projects for the UK and international markets.