Presented by Kate Bliss (2010-11)
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 130
Final episode date 2015
Genre game show
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 5
First episode date 27 September 2010
Number of episodes 130
|Voices of OJ Borg (2012)Zaraah Abrahams (2013-)|
Voices O. J. Borg (2012), Zaraah Abrahams (2013–)
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- The show
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The shows are recorded with members of the public in their homes. Homeowners have to choose between sentimental attachment and money offers for their possessions. Three antiques dealers go into their homes to bid for items they want to buy. Independent valuers put an estimate on how much they think the items are worth. This figure is revealed to the seller and the audience at home. Items are found by the dealers, who make their own valuation and try to purchase them by placing a cash offer on items around the home and give some advice or information on the Antiques. The bids are left in sealed envelopes next to the desired items and the offers are kept secret from fellow dealers until the homeowners opens them. Dealers are allowed to revise their offers up either by placing a new sealed bid next to the item or upping their bid when the homeowners sees their offer. The seller then decides whether to accept or decline the deal. If they think it is worth more it will often end in a bidding war to see what dealer will pay the best price and take the item.
The show was revamped for series 3 with dramatic music and new titles with the presenter role dropped and a slight change in the format. A notable difference form 3 included several dealers dropped; leaving the eight most popular as chosen by members of the public.
On 9 June 2015, ITV announced that the programme would be rested temporarily and could return as late as 2017. ITV confirmed that the series will return in the summer of 2016 with a re-run of series 5. ITV have assured viewers, like its sister show Dickinson's Real Deal, that they will always be loyal to the show.