BBC Bargain Hunt team left terrified as show's 'creepiest ever' item exposed

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The Bargain Hunt team were left terrified after uncovering the BBC show's 'creepiest ever' item. Expert Izzie Balmer and her team appeared to be visibly disturbed when they discovered a deathly-looking doll on the show this week.

While on the hunt for a Victorian novelty, siblings Azeez and Hafsa came across the eerie toy which looked like it belonged in the disturbing Saw series. Hafsa remarked: "Absolutely dead in the eyes". She added: "It freaks me out, it's scaring me a little bit."

The doll sported long thick gold hair, striking slug eyebrows and a royal blue dress. Continuing to look spooked, Izzie added: "Bonus buy! I know what I'm getting!", as Hasfa added: "Oh my gosh, I'll be terrified if you bring that out!".

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The team soon decided to leave the doll where they'd found it, focusing on other potential bargains. However, they may wish they had tried to sell it, reports the Mirror.

As the auction proceeded, the group had high hopes of making a considerable profit from a pair of 19th-century candles, which they purchased for £70. Unfortunately, these fetched a low £35, resulting in steep losses for a handful of other objects too.

After several disappointing auctions, the duo were down by -£93, but Izzie reassured them that all was not lost. She chose a biscuit jar as their last piece, which had originally been bought for £30.

Izzie pointed out that the item could sell due to the popularity of arts and crafts pieces, but also highlighted its slight damage. Sadly the item only fetched £18 at auction, resulting in a larger loss for the pair.

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The doll was very creepy -Credit:BBC

Bargain Hunt has turned its antique experts into celebrities, but Kate Bliss, the show's resident treasure hunter, recently faced criticism from viewers for her 'overzealous approach' with her team.

On the Bank Holiday Monday episode, the hunt took place across two scenic Somerset locations, Shepton Mallet and Wells Cathedral. Kate, leading neighbours Lyn and Surabhi through the maze of curiosities, appeared somewhat domineering in guiding their purchases rather than exploring what caught their eye.

Lyn showed particular interest in a military camping bed, but was quickly dismissed by Kate, who described the piece as "uninspiring". Even when Lyn discovered an enticing trinket, Ms Bliss remained unpersuaded. Overseeing the careful return of the piece, she remarked: "You've got very good taste. Just put it down carefully."

In the end, the items chosen were all those recommended by Kate: a stylish £20 chrome art deco compact and cigarette case, charming duck-themed bookends from the art deco era priced at £55, and fashionable David Anderson Norwegian cufflinks valued at £135.

After the auction concluded, the Blue team expressed joy over a tidy profit of £69 from their winning bid. However, Bargain Hunt fans picked up on the team's limited contributions and aired their grievances on social media. A disgruntled viewer jested: "Just give Kate, the money. Then, go for a coffee."