BBC One has ordered a new series from the makers of The Repair Shop which will see a group of expert dealers attempt to outbid each other to buy items brought in by the public.
Based on a format which has already won loyal audiences in Germany and France, The Bidding Room sees Nigel Havers welcome people with an item they’d like to sell, introducing them to a valuation expert who gives them specialist information needed to get the best price.
Armed with this information, Havers guides the sellers through to the bidding room, where the five eager dealers square up to spend their money.
The 30-part series is being produced by Ricochet and was commissioned for BBC One by Carla-Maria Lawson, Acting Head of BBC Daytime and Lindsay Bradbury, Commissioning Editor, BBC Daytime.
Nigel Havers says: “Everyone has something at home they’d love to sell if they knew where to go.
“Now, the secret’s out – The Bidding Room is the place to come and I’ll be there to help them get the best price.”
Carla-Maria Lawson added: “The Bidding Room introduces BBC One Daytime viewers to a line-up of exciting new expert talent.
“Each of the bidders are at the top of their individual fields. They’ll be daunting opponents not just for the sellers but for their own peers”.