The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk to join forces with Christina Trevanion for new auction series

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26 Oct 2022, 09:43

Will Kirk with Christina Trevanion

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Two big names from the world of daytime telly will join forces for a wholesome new series combining restoration and antique auctions. 

The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk will team up with Christina Trevanion, from Antiques Road Trip, to star in The Travelling Auctioneers, and will bring together their expert skills to take unwanted hidden gems and make them winning lots. 

Will and Christina will travel around in their mobile auction house and workshop to sift through a family’s home to find items with the potential to have big selling appeal. 

Christina will pair her auctioneer contacts and expertise with Will’s incredible craft and restoration skills to take neglected treasures and turn them into cash, with one couple in the series getting £9,000 for their unwanted goods. 

Speaking about their partnership, Will said in a statement: “Christina has a vast array of knowledge of the auction market - what is popular and what will sell. She can see the potential in an item… and I know what needs to be done to fix it! 

“I always say that you should never throw anything away. There is always potential to repair and restore rather than throw away to landfill.”

On how The Travelling Auctioneer stands out from other antique programmes, the craftsmen continued: “I think when a lot of people hear the word 'antique' they think it only applies to people who have large country estates and lots of money. 

“The Travelling Auctioneers shows us that we’ve all got items lurking around the house or in our garages that with just a little bit of attention and repair have the potential for a new lease of life!

Not only will the duo turn someone’s trash into treasure, there will be plenty of emotional moments to tug on the heartstrings. 

Auction expert Christina added: “As an auctioneer, you tend to come into people’s lives when they are going through an awful lot, and it is very difficult not to get emotionally involved. 

“You feel responsible for helping them to achieve their goal, and that’s quite a weight to carry on your shoulders. I am a blubber at the best of times - it doesn’t take a lot to set me off!”

The Travelling Auctioneers begins on BBC One at 4.30pm on Monday 31st October, with all episodes available to stream on BBC iPlayer the same day.