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Do You Want To Be On Bargain Hunt?

Five years ago Bargain Hunt was my must watch show, however I overdosed on it and have had to take an hiatus.

But the good news for fans is the UK show is coming to Australia, and they will be using Australian contestants.

The Bargain Hunt team will film five one-hour television specials in Australia in early August which will be broadcast exclusively on The LifeStyle Channel in early 2012.

Bargain Hunt Australia is being produced in association with The LifeStyle Channel.  The Bargain Hunt team including host Tim Wonnacott and two of his trusty antiques experts, David Barby and Paul Laidlaw, will be travelling to Australia to film the specials.

If you would like to apply to be on the Australian specials please go to


1 Liz { 06.21.11 at 6:14 pm }

Is there a link to the upcoming Aussie tour? Couldn’t find it on the Beeb website :-(

2 jennifer douglas { 06.21.11 at 6:31 pm }

looking for the link to apply to be a contestant on the aussie shows. my husband and i watch the show every day and we are very excited for the chance to be on the the show.

3 melanie beaumont { 06.22.11 at 4:25 am }

Trying to apply to be a contestant on the Australian Bargain Hunt.. advertised on TV 21.6.2011… Cannot find the link!. Please advise. Many Thanks

4 RarelySeen { 06.22.11 at 9:04 am }

I was BORN to be on this show, I look terrible in big, brightly coloured loose Tshirts though, so will have to think hard about applying.

5 Culinary Boner { 06.22.11 at 1:21 pm }

’twas never the same since the man whose hair even outdoes Ray Martins for “iconic” (David Dickinson) moved on and his irreplaceable cudley-Dudley 70s bloke bouffant was usurped by TV’s most impressive, but much less interesting, tooth-gap with matching moustache (Tim Wonnacott)… now that’s a name to conjure with in cockney, aint it…well, ya wannacock or not? – must remember to try this line 0n me missus this weekend

6 Kellie { 06.22.11 at 2:31 pm }

So so want to be on this show, but can’t find where to apply?? Cananyone help PLEASE!!!

7 Reality Raver { 06.22.11 at 3:34 pm }

Kellie – If you would like to apply to be on the Australian specials please go to

8 Jan Davies { 06.26.11 at 9:54 pm }

Have been waiting for this chance to be on Bargain Hunt ever since it has hit Aussie t.v. Love the show but had trouble finding the link also so hope this works for me

9 Jan Davies { 06.26.11 at 9:56 pm }

Yes for sure I would love to be on Bargain Hunt!!!!

10 Jan Davies { 06.26.11 at 10:03 pm }

Have already made a comment and don’t know why it was duplicated. Is there some way to get an application form to fill in and send to someone?

11 maria reynolds { 06.30.11 at 8:43 am }

would love to know what Cities the show will be filmed!

12 June Steinweiss { 06.30.11 at 9:31 am }

I am so excited to hear about Bargain Hunt coming to Australia. It would be an amazing opportunity for me if I could be considered by you to be a contestant…..Looking forward to your reply

13 Grace { 06.30.11 at 8:27 pm }

Hi. Can anybody tell me how to apply for the Australian Bargain Hunt? And where will it be filmed? Would our travel expenses be covered if we are picked? Thanks. :-)

14 maria reynolds { 07.01.11 at 2:54 pm }

cant believe “culenary boner” how could you prefer the Dick, to Tim, Tim wins hands down!!!!!

15 AnonyMousse { 07.01.11 at 4:34 pm }

@Grace – see Reality Raver’s reply for where to go to apply. Don’t know the details for your other questions, but as it’s a BBC show (read as: they spend as little as possible on you unless you’re Top Gear), I suspect the answer is that you have to provide your own transport.

@Maria – I agree with boner, actually – while Tim has his amusing moments, DD had a charismatic energy about him that Tim lacks. Still, Tim’s been doing it for something like 10 years now, so David’s time is long gone and it’s time to let him go.

16 maria reynolds { 07.01.11 at 5:53 pm }

maybe my taste in men is not great, BUT give me a natural guy any time, David was sooo false from his tan , gold jewellery, and” I am” attitude, I found him really arrogant and self promoting ,sorry, still think Tim is the greatest!!!

17 Mal Boal { 07.19.11 at 9:06 am }

My household stops when Bargain Hunt is on. Both my wife and I are collectors to the point of owning our own museum. From musical instruments to building implements, wood stoves to farmyard hoes, we scour the Australian countryside to fuel the passion of obtaining a profitable bargain. To be contestants on the Australian Bargain Hunt would enhance our addiction for life

18 Matt Elder { 07.21.11 at 8:23 am }

Going to the Strathalbyn fair so would love to be part of a buy off!?

19 Rebecca { 07.22.11 at 2:40 pm }

Just wondering if anyone has been selected for this. Anyone heard back from them?

20 Friendly { 07.27.11 at 3:29 pm }

We haven’t heard. Would have hoped we had by now as I presume this means we haven’t got on!

21 Friendly { 07.27.11 at 3:34 pm }

Further, I hate it when you never hear back. You’d think it would be easier just to send out a blank email to everyone saying that they weren’t successful – that would save them getting emails from everyone asking how they have gone! It would also let us know!!!

22 Rebecca { 07.27.11 at 5:35 pm }

We did an interview with them but never heard anything. As you say, one email out to everyone letting them know would be good.

23 Julia Thompson { 08.27.11 at 5:12 pm }

I am a sad Bargain Hunt watcher……… the hope I will find my sister, Liz Taylor (ex. U.K. director) in the credits, I am beginning to wonder if she was having me on !!

24 Dawn Taylor { 10.10.11 at 5:27 pm }

My husband and I would love to be on Bargain Hunt we watch the show on the BBC and I love Tim!!

25 Kathy Passman { 12.07.11 at 3:01 pm }

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Kathy Passman and I’ve been a huge fan and constant viewer of Bargain Hunt for years.

I’m part of an accappella quartet called Sharp Focus and I would like to offer us up as contestants in your Australian version of the show, which we’ve been avidly watching. You had a quartet on one of your English shows some years ago and pitted two parts against the other. We could even sing on the show if you would like!

If you wish to call me, my mobile is 0419 231 598.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes,
Kathy Passman,
On behalf of Sharp Focus.

26 Roisin Glynn-Jones { 03.08.12 at 2:28 pm }

I love your show and my husband and I would love to be on it as we find it quiet a challenge to find three bargains in such a short time.
Roy and Roisin Glynn-Jones ( Irish and English) Living on the Sunshine coast of Australia where it is beautiful one day and perfect the next.

Roisin and Roy

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