It was oh so hot this summer when we visited the antique shops in the Cotswolds and enjoyed our road trip for Celebrity Antiques Road Trip .. but we had a fantastic time! Tim Smith (my partner in crime on the Steve Wright Show on BBC Radio 2) were the contestants on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip broadcast at 8pm Friday 23rd November. We had such a great time with our antiques experts, David you are SO knowledgeable, thank you for bearing with me and my hopeless choices.
I found a few lovely quirky items though and much hilarity ensured when I found a lovely old gong, and they all took the mickey out of me for waxing lyrical about gong baths!
We’re in good company for the series there’s some cool celebs taking part, Al Murray, Anthea Turner, and the Reverend Richard Coles among them.
The BBC website says…
Radio presenters and chums Janey Lee Grace and Tim Smith take a break from Steve Wright’s Big Show on BBC Radio 2 to seek treasure amongst the Cotswolds and the Malverns, with excellent expert guidance courtesy of auctioneer James Braxton and dealer David Harper. But long before arriving at the Buckinghamshire auction, Janey’s vintage Austin Healey takes her to uncover the story of cross-dressing music hall superstar Vesta Tilley. Meanwhile sport fan Tim in a sporty MG gets to grips with the art of Shin Kicking and the ‘Cotswold Olympicks’! Expect outsider art, some strangely coloured crockery and, of course, several factoids.
It was fantastic being driven around in the classic cars, we had a moment in the Austen Healy when it sort of ‘blew’ up – the producers had a plan B….walk several miles down country lanes to the next shop (TV gold darling!) but thankfully the experience vintage car owner who was travelling with us was able to cool the radiator down and fix it. Phew! My favourite moment was finding out about Vesta Tilley at The Swan Theatre, what a star in her time she was, cross dressing even before pantomime!
Hope you enjoy the show, must say it was great to be back in the world of telly, Strictly here I come! Just a joke, in my dreams x