Search for Sunderland families to star in new auction television show
If you’re living in Sunderland and having a clear-out, you could become a star in a new TV show, which is searching for people who could be the owners of precious antiques.
STV Productions has listed the city as one of the locations it wants to film in as it works on the yet-to-be-named programme, which is being made for Discovery-owned channel Really, as well as STV, the Scottish sister broadcaster of ITV.
The team behind the show are looking for people who are clearing out their homes in and around Wearside to take part in the show, which will be fronted by expert auctioneer, Angus Ashworth.
They will then be put in touch with Ryedale Auctioneers, in Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire, where they will decide whether to go ahead with an auction of their items and make some cash.
A spokesperson for the programme-makers said: “Producers of this heart-warming show would love to chat to people who are downsizing or need to clear out a property.
"Perhaps a collection no longer brings the joy it once did – so now’s the time to de-clutter and make some space.
“Every clearance can uncover treasures, such as Persian rugs gathering dust in the garage, war medals and wedding crystal forgotten in the loft, even fossils and rare collectables.
"Every episode will tell stories and celebrate those hidden gems in what is guaranteed to be a surprising and uplifting journey of discovery.”
Presenter and Yorkshire auctioneer Angus added: “I’m so delighted to be part of this new series.
"Clearing houses is something of a passion but equally, I can’t wait to meet new people and hear their stories as we explore the contents of the houses, hopefully unearthing some hidden gems.
"It’s amazing what treasures can be found in amongst the clutter or hiding in an attic. If they’re there, we’ll find them.
“It’s a privilege to be invited into people’s homes and I’m sure there are lots of people out there who need help with a clearance – so please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you and have a chat.”
Anyone interested can email [email protected] or call (0141) 300 3214 for a chat.