UKTV has greenlit a celebrity special of Storage Hunters UK.
The one-off, hour long special, will air on entertainment channel Dave as part of the Christmas schedule. UKTV has also ordered another twenty episodes of the regular version of Storage Hunters UK. These new editions will create two ten-part series. Dave is currently airing the fourth outing of the UK version of the programme. Both the celebrity special and the series are fronted by auctioneer Sean Kelly.
“The order of another 20 episodes is testament to the strength of the Storage Hunters brand and the draw of the brilliant cast of characters who make it such a fun and compelling watch. The fact that we can add to that cast with these fantastic celebrities, if only for one special, is very exciting. It should be a real treat for fans and new viewers alike.” – Richard Watsham, UKTV’s director of commissioning
For the one-off Storage Hunters UK: Celebrity Special Dave has lined up a starry mix of bidders including actors, comedians and musicians. Bob Mortimer, Kimberly Wyatt, Ross Noble and Jimi Mistry as well as bidding pairs Shaun Ryder and Bez, Jenny Éclair and Lizzie Roper plus Jimmy Bullard and Carl Froch star in the special, competing to raise money for charity.
The original stateside version of Storage Hunters also airs in the UK on Dave.
Dave will also be bringing back Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled for a fourth ten-part series in 2016. The chat show has just begun its third run this week, complete with its own Christmas special on 29th December. The recommission sits in a growing slate of returning shows including Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish and Taskmaster.
Pictured top: the UK version of Storage Hunters, Pictured bottom: the original American series.