BBC's Bargain Hunt announces huge shake-up with new presenters

Roo Irvine on Bargain Hunt with contestants
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The BBC has decided to freshen up Bargain Hunt with some new presenters. The reality game show, which has been fronted by the likes of Eric Knowles and Charlie Ross for years, is set to welcome new antiques experts Roo Irvine, Danny Sebastian and Caroline Hawley.

However, long-standing hosts such as Natasha Raskin Sharp and Christina Trevanion are not being replaced. The original four presenters will continue to grace our screens.

Viewers can expect to see all seven faces taking turns hosting the popular programme. The BBC One show features two teams going head-to-head at car boot sales, each trying to find items that will make the most profitable sale and secure them the win.

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The show was originally hosted by David Dickinson from 2000 to 2003. Tim Wonnacott famously took over until 2015, leaving fans heartbroken when he stepped down from the iconic role. It was reported at the time that Wonnacott left Bargain Hunt due to personal reasons, following an alleged disagreement with producers.

Since then, a series of well-known figures in the antiques industry have taken turns steering the flagship show over the past decade. While the new presenters have previously appeared on the show and are familiar to viewers, this will be their first time taking the lead, reports the Express.

Roo, 44, whose first episode is set to air on Monday, expressed: "I'm loving every second of it. Bargain Hunt has such a happy, chilled vibe and that's down to the contestants and the crew. It's like a big family. They say 'Do what you love and you'll never do a day's work again' - that is definitely me."

Danny Sebastian is to join the Bargain Hunt team
Danny Sebastian is to join the Bargain Hunt team -Credit:BBC

On the other hand, Danny, who is scheduled to host the show later this month, described the opportunity as a "dream come true". Known for his knack for upcycling and repurposing, as well as hunting valuable collectables, Danny often gets viewers buzzing online with his humorous one-liners.

He shared: "I'm absolutely over the moon, it's beautiful really. I always thought I'd love to do this job, I'm so extremely fortunate to be given the opportunity."