Bargain Hunt's Charles Hanson admits he's 'a bit of a gambler' as he addresses future on the show | The Sun

Bargain Hunt's Charles Hanson admits he's 'a bit of a gambler' as he addresses future on the show | The Sun

CHARLES Hanson has admitted he's a "bit of a gambler" as he opened up about his future on Bargain Hunt.

The BBC programme sees a number of experts, including Charles, helping the red or blue teams to find some unique treasures to sell at auction.


Over the years, Charles has been at the forefront of some major deals – and he credits his gambling side for it.

"What I've done is always spend the money to really have a go and to make a memory," he told the Daily Express.

"And I'll either make a fortune or lose it all, but I'm a bit of a gambler and so I like to give the show an edge… give it a spark."

When Charles isn't busy filming for Bargain Hunt or Antiques Road Trip, he runs his own auction room called Hansons Auctioneers.

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"I have done Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip since 2002 and, for me, it's great to be seen on the show," he added.

"I am still only 44, but time flies when you're having fun and it's fun doing the shows as long as they may continue."

During his time in the industry, Charles revealed that he has sold some rather unusual items at auction.

He was once given a piece of uneaten toast that belonged to King Charles III.

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The then Prince of Wales left the piece of toast on his wedding day to Princess Diana in 1981.

However, the item ended up selling for a staggering £800 at auction.

The expert was also blown away when he sold a pair of Queen Victoria's bloomers for thousands.

Bargain Hunt is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.


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