Bargain Hunt: Natasha Raskin-Sharp discusses 'rule breaking'

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Bargain Hunt continues to air daily on BBC One and the uplifting gameshow has a number of regular presenters. In today’s (December 29) episode, Natasha Raskin Sharp hosts from the Britannia Panopticon Theatre in Glasgow. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about the star including her age.

How old is Natasha Raskin Sharp?

In the Music Special of Bargain Hunt, Natasha Raskin Sharp looks back at some memorable musical purchases of the past.

She will also check in on some of the show’s experts including Christina Trevanion and Anita Manning.

Antiques and art expert Raskin Sharp specialises in Scottish contemporary art.

She is the daughter of contemporary Scottish artist Philip Raskin and has addressed the topic on many TV shows.

The presenter was born in June 1986, making her 35 years old.

She has appeared on TV across the globe including Antiques Road Trip, Flog It! and For What It’s Worth.

The middle of three children, she was born in Glasgow and her whole family is passionate about art.

She started off training as a lawyer at the University of Leeds but left the course after a month.

After taking some time off, she went to the University of Glasgow to study History of Art.

She joined the Scottish auction house McTear’s and moved up the ranks to Head of Pictures.

After getting married, she splits her time between auctioneering and TV jobs.

This year, 2021, she started a new business auctioning artworks from the studios in which they were made.

The star also appears as a guest presenter on BBC Radio Scotland due to her passion for music.

She recently announced her absence from the radio show as she was in Thailand.

Opening up on presenting Bargain Hunt, she said it was an “exciting prospect and real honour”.

On why she chose a career in antiques, she said: “I was gently nudged in the direction of the antiques trade and auction houses by my dad, who thought that I’d be well-suited to the environment.

“Although I’d never normally admit it, he was absolutely right.”

She had planned to follow in her parents’ footsteps and open a restaurant, adding she would never rule it out as an option.

Expressing her love of food, she said: “My partner and I are guilty of eating out too much – Glasgow has so many great restaurants.

“Too much of my spare time is spent eating delicious food and not enough time is spent working it off in the gym.”

The art expert said one of her most memorable finds was a watercolour on Portobello Road.

She explained: “It depicted a hypnotist using his ‘powers’ to anaesthetise a soldier with a broken leg.

“It was very odd….but it made a £50 profit so we were chuffed.”

Bargain Hunt airs on BBC One on weekdays at 12.15pm

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