Friday 2 December 2016

Guest presenters for BBC's Bargain Hunt after host Tim Wonnacott 'suspended'

Published 16/09/2015 | 09:49

Tim Wonnacott is not currently working on Bargain Hunt after a meeting with BBC bosses
Tim Wonnacott is not currently working on Bargain Hunt after a meeting with BBC bosses

Bargain Hunt host Tim Wonnacott has reportedly been suspended from the show after an alleged disagreement with producers.

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The 62-year-old TV presenter and antiques expert is believed to have had a showdown with BBC bosses on Friday September 11 and according to The Sun newspaper the decision was taken to suspend him, pending an investigation.

Wonnacott has hosted the BBC One daytime show since 2003.

A BBC spokesperson said: "Tim is not currently in production on Bargain Hunt and we are using guest presenters. We wouldn't comment on individual staff matters."

The presenter, who competed in Strictly Come Dancing last year, posted a picture of himself on Twitter last week outside BBC headquarters, captioned: "Outside Broadcasting House in London today for a dawn (well not quite !) meeting."

He has not tweeted since.

Wonnacott declined to comment.

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