5 August 2016
CELEBRITY STORAGE HUNTERS | 5 X 60' EPISODES | TX AUTUMN 2016 ON DAVE
Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby and Holly Hagan, Theo Paphitis, Tim Vine, Nancy Dell'Olio and Steph & Dom Parker from Gogglebox are among the 41 celebrities taking part in the first full series of Celebrity Storage Hunters (5x60'). Following a successful one-off Christmas special, which was Dave's most-watched programme of 2015, Celebrity Storage Hunters returns for a full series this Autumn.
Bob Mortimer said,
I'm so excited to be involved in Storage Hunters again as I've been a big fan of the show for a long time. I had a lot of fun filming the Christmas special - I caused a bit of a frenzy by hiking up the prices. I can now reveal that this time round I will have a bidding partner alongside me to help wind up the other celebs and bag ourselves some bargains - all in the name of charity of course.
Vic Reeves stated,
Bob said it was really good fun and that I should do it if I got the chance - so I'm in! I think we'll do well. Bob's a very good strategist.
In total, 41 celebrities will compete against each other across the new series, with their winning money going to the charity of their choice. Other celebrity names ready to bid on this series' abandoned storage containers include Jenny Eclair and Lizzie Roper, who return from the Christmas special, as well as Johnny Vegas, Katherine Ryan, Chris Kamara, Ainsley Harriott, Phil Tufnell, Janet Street-Porter and Jaymi Hensley, JJ Hamblett & Josh Cuthbert of Union J.
Based on the US hit Storage Hunters, the award-winning Storage Hunters UK is a UKTV original for Dave, which is now in its fifth series. The show is fronted by legendary fast-talking auctioneer and comedian Sean Kelly, who will also oversee the auction anarchy on this latest series as celebrities go head-to-head, bidding blindly on abandoned containers, in the fiercely competitive, entertaining and cut-throat show.
Celebrity Storage Hunters will air on Dave this autumn.
Full Celebrity Cast List:
Ainsley Harriott Joe Wilkinson Ricky Grover Anna Crilly & Katy Wix Johnny Vegas Sean Hughes Charlotte Crosby & Holly Hagan Justin Moorhouse Shappi Khorsandi Charlotte Hawkins Katherine Ryan Steph & Dom Parker Chris Kamara Katy Brand Stephen K Amos Chris Ramsey Lucy Porter Theo Paphitis Christopher Biggins Marcus Brigstocke Thomas Turgoose Dave Gorman Mark Watson Tim Vine Ellie Taylor Martin Offiah Ulrika Jonsson Hal Cruttenden Nancy Dell'Olio Union J Janet Street-Porter Nick Helm Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer Jenny Eclair & Lizzie Roper Phil Tufnell
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