BBC's Bargain Hunt makes special announcement as it teams up with Escape to the Country

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Escape to the Country and Homes Under the Hammer are gearing up for an epic showdown in a special Bargain Hunt episode.

The popular BBC programmes will compete in the charity episode to support BBC Children in Need, with filming scheduled for Thursday, July 11.

Television favourites Nicki Chapman and Briony May Williams are set to go head-to-head with Martin Roberts and Jacqui Joseph, all vying for the highest profits when their finds are auctioned off.

Bargain Hunt's Christina Trevanion will be presenting the show, accompanied by Pudsey bear. Antiques experts Thomas Forrester and Irita Marriott will assist the teams, while seasoned auctioneer Tim Weeks is poised to take charge of the gavel at the rostrum.

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Tim expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming episode, stating: "We are really excited to welcome Pudsey and all of the Bargain Hunt team to Wessex Auction Rooms for what will be a fantastic day.", reports the Express.

He also revealed some of the unique items on offer, saying: "In addition to the regular lots, we also have 33 really special experiences up for grabs including two VIP tickets to accompany me to a Bristol City home game, tickets to be in the audience of The Graham Norton Show, the chance to accompany Phil Serrell on a visit to the Museum Of Royal Worcester, a day behind the scenes filming Bargain Hunt, a dance lesson with one of the Strictly Come Dancing Professionals as well as many more experiences that money can't buy."

Tommy Nagra, Director of Content at BBC Children in Need, expressed his enthusiasm: "We are delighted to see BBC powerhouses Bargain Hunt, Escape to the Country, and Homes Under The Hammer team up to raise funds for BBC Children in Need."

Bargain Hunt
Bargain Hunt

He added, "The funds raised from the very special episode will go towards supporting children and young people to thrive and be the very best they can be."

For those interested in participating in the auction and potentially winning one of these unique items, details on how to register and bid on the CIN Bargain Hunt items can be found by visiting BBC One - Bargain Hunt.

The very special episode will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on 15th November 2024.