Bargain Hunt airs weekdays on BBC One and the escape game show series features an interesting mix of presenters. Anita Manning is featured on this repeat festive edition of the Newark Antique Fair. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the Scottish presenter, including her age.
How old is Anita Manning of Bargain Hunt?
In today’s repeated episode of Bargain Hunt (December 21), Anita takes a look at the party TV habits of previous years.
Meanwhile, experts Kate Bliss and Thomas Forrester are helping their teams find Christmas-themed bargains to auction.
Lincolnshire Antiques and Home hosts the episode and Anita is eager to learn more about some of the treasures.
The antique dealer was born in Glasgow in December 1947, which makes her 74 years old.
Anita has been a Bargain Hunt expert and presenter since 2010.
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The expert has had her fair share of exciting times as in 2016, she set a record for the highest profit on a single item on the Antiques Road Trip.
She had bought a Buddha statue for £ 50, which sold for the astonishing price of £ 3,800 at auction.
Opening up about being part of the Bargain Hunt presentation team, she said: “Being part of the Bargain Hunt team has always been the most fun.
“Being part of the presentation team can be even more fun, as I love both Reds and Blues, learn more about their entire lives and watch over them as they look for good deals. at fairs.
“During the excitement of auction day, I can celebrate their profits with them or wipe my eyebrows when they make a small loss.”
Explaining why she chose a career in antiques, she added: “Although I have always been interested in antiques and loved their sense of history, beauty, craftsmanship and design. , I did not start my professional life with the aim of being an auctioneer or being involved in the antique trade (in fact sometimes I still wonder what I will be when I grow up).
“But fate put the opportunity in my way and being an adventurous girl I changed direction and set up Great Western Auctions with my daughter Lala in Glasgow in 1989 becoming one of the first female auctioneers of Scotland.”
She has since described her career as “the best job in the world” because she loves to investigate unique objects.
Anita is known to collect paintings and has a particular interest in Scottish art.
Bargain Hunt airs on BBC One weekdays at 12:15 p.m.