Sally Gunnell, Mark Foster, Richard Winterton, Richard Whitehead and Dame Sarah Storey at The Lichfield Auction Centre.

Sporting legends visit The Lichfield Auction Centre for Bargain Hunt filming

SPORTING legends Mark Foster, Sally Gunnell, Dame Sarah Storey and Richard Whitehead came to Lichfield this week to film an energetic episode of Bargain Hunt.

The ex-GB sportspeople from the worlds of athletics, swimming and cycling visited The Lichfield Auction Centre where a bumper six shows of the BBC antiques programme were being filmed with Richard Winterton Auctioneers on Tuesday, April 30.

Auctioneer Richard Winterton with Bargain Hunt experts Danny Sebastian and Kate Bliss.
Auctioneer Richard Winterton with Bargain Hunt experts Danny Sebastian and Kate Bliss.

One of the programmes celebrates the coming summer of international sport, hence the famous sporting contestants.

The five other episodes featured regular Bargain Hunt teams.

Red team Sally Gunnell and Mark Foster with expert Danny Sebastian.
Red team Sally Gunnell and Mark Foster with expert Danny Sebastian.

All were hosted by Natasha Raskin Sharp who was joined by well-known Bargain Hunt experts Danny Sebastian and Kate Bliss, helping out the Red and Blue teams.

Auctioneer Richard Winterton yielded the gavel on the day.

Blue team Dame Sarah Storey and Richard Whitehead with Kate Bliss.
Blue team Dame Sarah Storey and Richard Whitehead with Kate Bliss.

“It was a brilliant day hosting our Bargain Hunt friends for six episodes and super exciting for us all to welcome Mark Foster, Sally Gunnell, Dame Sarah Storey and Richard Whitehead to The Lichfield Auction Centre.

“It was also great to catch up with Natasha, Danny and Kate and we were delighted to welcome lots of people to our Fradley Park saleroom to watch the auction action.”

People were invited to the Fradley Park saleroom to watch the auction action.
People were invited to the Fradley Park saleroom to watch the auction action.

The Bargain Hunt team came to The Lichfield Auction Centre twice last year to film the popular Coronation episode which aired in May 2023 and to record two 2023 Christmas shows which were a festive hit.

The show’s 2022 Christmas episodes were also filmed at Fradley.

To book a free valuation of any type of item, telephone 01543 251081 or email office@richardwinterton.co.uk.

Free home visits for large collections and house clearance quotations are also available.

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