Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

Janet Ellis and Sophie Ellis Bextor

Series 3 - Episode 17 Janet Ellis and Sophie Ellis Bextor



Antiques Road Trip is a brilliant show. If you disagree, it’s because you haven’t watched it. Sending two antiques experts to putter about towns and villages in classic cars? Once you get hooked, it becomes an important part of your week.

The celebrity edition is even better, as the famous partners coerce their experts into choosing unique, utterly worthless items to sell at auction. This episode sees former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis compete with her daughter and star of Strictly Come Dancing, Sophie Ellis Bextor. Surrounded by various pieces of tat, they are both impossibly glamorous: Sophie looks like a Victorian mannequin that has sprung to life. Among the foolish choices they make is an "elephant stool".

It’s for an elephant to stand on in the circus, of course.


It's another family battle as former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis takes on her pop singer daughter Sophie Ellis-Bextor as they hunt for antiques to sell at auction during a trip from Essex to Yorkshire. Experts Philip Serrell and Will Axon are on hand with advice, and Janet uncovers the story of a long-lost soldier, while Sophie pays homage to the honey bee.

Cast & Crew

Contestant Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Contestant Janet Ellis
Contributor Philip Serrell
Contributor Will Axon
Executive Producer Carole Lochhead
Series Producer Putul Verma
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