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STV Studios secures Auction House spin-off commission and bumper order for original format

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  • Really places 58-episode order with STV
  • Includes two series of The Yorkshire Auction House, two celebrity series and a new Edinburgh-based spin-off series
STV Studios has received a bumper order from Really for six new series based on its popular The Yorkshire Auction House format, including a third and fourth series of The Yorkshire Auction House, two celebrity series and a brand new spin-off series, The Edinburgh Auction House.
 
The Warner Bros. Discovery-owned free-to-air channel has demonstrated its long-term commitment to the lifestyle format by commissioning two new 20-episode seasons of The Yorkshire Auction House; two 5-episode runs of Celebrity Yorkshire Auction House; plus an 8-episode run of its new Edinburgh-based iteration.
 
Originally launched in March 2021, The Yorkshire Auction House follows auctioneer Angus Ashworth as he clears homes on the hunt for hidden gems to go under the gavel at his Ryedale auction house. The show was one of Really’s best-performing original commissions of 2021.
 
The first of two new series of Celebrity Yorkshire Auction House will air before the end of this year, with stars including Anneka Rice, Sid Owen and Jennie Bond confirmed to appear.
 
The Edinburgh Auction House
 
Launching in early 2023, 8 x 60’ spin-off The Edinburgh Auction House will introduce 5th generation auctioneer Sybelle Thomson. As managing director of Scotland’s biggest auction group – founded by her great-grandfather over 140 years ago – there is no one north of the border better placed than Sybelle to identify a winning lot.
 
Following a similar format to its Yorkshire-based predecessor, The Edinburgh Auction House will see Sybelle delving through homes in Scotland in search of the trinkets, trash and treasure she predicts will deliver the goods at auction.
 
All series have been ordered by Clare Laycock and commissioned by Charlotte Reid, with Diccon Green serving as Series Producer and John Redshaw as Executive Producer.
 
Craig Hunter, Creative Director of Factual at STV Studios said: “We knew when we created the format for The Yorkshire Auction House that, as well as being returnable, it had the potential to grow and spawn other iterations that would be equally as charming and engaging.
 
“We’re delighted that Really has such faith in the format to place a 58-episode order that will keep the Auction House series – whether it’s Yorkshire, Edinburgh or Celebrity – on screens throughout 2023.”
 
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