Bargain Hunt welcomes new presenter from rival show in latest hosting shake-up | The Sun

BARGAIN Hunt welcomed a new presenter from a rival show in the latest hosting shake-up.

BBC executives have confirmed that antiques expert Irita Marriott will be joining the long-running series.

Irita, 39, is best known for her expertise that she displayed whilst on Antiques Road Trip which she joined in 2021.

On BBC One, she travelled across Britain on the hunt for old treasures at bargain prices, so she could compete to make the most profit at auction.

Some people buy antiques to collect them, while others purchase the old items with the intention of selling them and making a profit. The antique experts in this series fall into the latter category; they head o

Yesterday, the official Twitter account of Bargain Hunt revealed the news, as they also told viewers when she will make her debut.

The BBC Show wrote: "We’re delighted to announce a fabulous new addition to the #BBCBargainHunt team!

"The absolutely amazing @IritaMarriott will be making her first appearance as a #BH expert later this month.

"Welcome to #BH Irita! More details to follow soon folks…" (sic)

The star retweeted the post which also included a stunning head-shot where she could be seen beaming from ear to ear.

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According to her website, she is a full time antiques dealer based in the UK.

The TV personality specialises in decorative antiques and has been working in the industry for the last eight years where she considers herself a "new generation dealer".

Before dealing, she worked in high level cataloguing and valuing positions at a leading auction house in Derbyshire.

She is married with two sons and moved to the UK in her early 20's from Latvia.

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