Who are the Antiques Road Trip experts? | The Sun
3rd August 2022

ANTIQUES Road Trip has become a fan favourite since it began.

There are plenty of experts ready to give their opinions on items. Here's the lowdown…

Charles Hanson

Charles chose a career in antiques because he has a love for history and enjoys the drama of an auction.

He joined Bargain Hunt back in 2002 and works as an auctioneer.

He was one of the four members of the BBC's antiques expert team to release the Christmas single in aid of Children in Need last year.

Natasha Raskin Sharp

Natasha is an Antiques Road Trip expert with a passion for antiques and art.

She was born in Glasgow in 1986 into a family of art collectors with her dad Philip Raskin being a successful artist.

After graduating from Glasgow University, Natasha joined McTear's Auctions, specialising in contemporary art.

She also appeared on Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and even worked with Barack Obama during the primary election campaign in 2008.

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Philip Serrell

Philip says that he thinks antiques found him “rather than the other way round”.

He was approached by the Bargain Hunt series producer of the day and recorded the first Bargain Hunt filmed at Malvern in 1999.

He was then asked to feature as an expert. Philip was one of the four members of the BBC's antiques expert team to release the Christmas single in aid of Children in Need last year.

James Braxton

Ever since he was young, James was always interested in the world of antiques and began pursuing a career in the industry after purchasing an auctioning company in 1991.

He founded the Fine Art Auction Group where he currently serves as director, responsible for running five auction rooms in the South of England.

James has appeared in other hit TV shows including Bargain Hunt and Flog it!

He was one of the four members of the BBC's antiques expert team to release the Christmas single in aid of Children in Need last year.

Irita Marriott

Irita Marriott is an antiques expert and dealer as well as being the founder of Irita Marriott Antiques.

She is one of the latest BBC antiques expert on Antiques Road Trip and full time antiques dealer based in the UK.

She is married with two sons.

Irita is originally from Latvia but moved to the UK in her twenties.

Raj Bisram

Raj is a British antiques expert and auctioneer.

He co-founded Bentley's Fine Art and Antiques Auction House in Cranbrook, Kent in 1995.

He has since appeared on several British TV programmes on antiques including Antiques Road Trip, Flog It!, Four Rooms, Posh Pawn, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, Bargain Hunt, and Would I Lie To You?.

David Harper

David Kingsley Harper is an antiques expert, artist, speaker and writer.

He has gone on to make multiple TV appearances, with his first television role in 2005 as presenter of Channel 4's Natural Born Dealers.

Roo Irvine

Roo Irvine, full name Arusha Irvine, is an antiques dealer and television presenter from Scotland.

As well as Antiques Road Trip, she has also appeared on shows such as Bargain Hunt, Flipping Profit and the celebrity version of Antiques Road Trip.

Izzie Balmer

Izzie was previously a part of BBC Street Auction’s celebrity edition before becoming a member of Antiques Road Trip.

She is a popular antiques valuer and auctioneer from Derbyshire who is now a recognizable face.

As well to her TV work, Izzie predominantly works as a head valuer at the Wessex Auction rooms in Wiltshire.

Tim Wonnacott

Timothy Wonnacott is an English chartered auctioneer, chartered surveyor, antiques expert, narrator, and a television presenter.

He used to be a director of Sotheby's, one of the world's oldest auction houses.

He has been the narrator of Antiques Road Trip since it began in 2010.

Steven Moore

As well as his TV appearances, Steven Moore is known for being an antiques dealer, auctioneer and museum curator.

He has also used his expertise in the past to write for a variety of magazines.

 

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