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Channel 5 bringing auction series “Cash in the Attic” back to the UK

The UK’s Channel 5 has picked up the beloved auction series Cash in the Attic and will bring it back to the airwaves in 2022. The long-running format, which turns hidden treasures ...
November 30, 2021

The UK’s Channel 5 has picked up the beloved auction series Cash in the Attic and will bring it back to the airwaves in 2022.

The long-running format, which turns hidden treasures into cash, will be “renewed, refreshed and rebooted” for 2022 on the commercial pubcaster. The new Cash in the Attic will be produced by Argonon’s Studio Leo, run by Claire Collinson-Jones, creator of the Channel 5 factual hit Rich House Poor House.

The revamped series will be aimed at both fans of the original show and viewers unfamiliar with the format, with Jules Hudson (pictured left) returning as host, joined by new presenter Chris Kamara (pictured right) in an initial 40-episode run. Joined by antique experts, the pair will help people to find hidden treasures in their homes and take them to auction to make money and fund their dreams.

Cash in the Attic (40 x 60 minutes) was commissioned by Guy Davies and will be executive produced by Collinson-Jones. Endeavor Content, which was involved in bringing back the brand, is handling international sales for both the UK and U.S. finished tape, as well as the format rights for both the new series and the original version.

“Since this iconic format was last on UK screens, there’s been an explosion of interest in collectibles, antiques and online auctions. We’re thrilled Cash In The Attic has found a new home on Channel 5. It’s a reboot that couldn’t be more timely,” said Collinson-Jones in a statement.

Added Jennifer Ebell, SVP EMEA sales at Endeavor Content: “Cash in the Attic has a remarkable legacy in the UK market, and we know it’s the ideal time to bring this fun, heart-warming and relatable series back to local audiences. Channel 5 is the perfect home for this much-loved show in its new incarnation and we’re thrilled there will be a whopping 40 episodes out of the gate!”

The commission follows the recent launch of the U.S. version of Cash in the Attic, produced by Argonon’s Leopard USA for HGTV and executive produced by Lindsay Schwartz and James Burstall. The original series was produced for the BBC by Leopard Films.

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