Antiques Road Trip: Meet Host Arusha ‘Roo’ Irvine

May 12, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. BST

Eve Crosbie


Antiques Road Trip is the perfect afternoon watch and we love the new series with David Harper and Roo Irvine.

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While David has been a familiar face on television for many years, Roo only recently switched to television. Would you like to learn more about them? Here you will find all the information you need …

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Who is Roo Irvine?

Roo Irvine, full name Arusha Irvine, is an antique dealer and television presenter from Scotland. In addition to Antiques Road Trip, she also appeared in shows like Bargain Hunt, Flipping Profit, and the celebrity version of Antiques Road Trip.

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When she’s not on TV, Roo owns an antique shop

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In addition to her television work, Roo owns Kilcreggan Antiques, an antique shop in her hometown of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. She opened the store in 2013 after being badly hit by her father’s sudden death. “I had always loved antiques and developed a keen eye, so my husband suggested we try it – and Kilcreggan Antiques was born,” she writes on her website.

Roo Irvine and Antiques Road Trip

Roo became part of the BBC One Daytime Show in 2018 and joined people like David Harper, Phil Serrell and Christina Trevanion in the team of antique experts.

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Roo joined Antiques Road Trip in 2018

Roo opened the role, remembering: “After visiting our shop in early 2015, I received a call from the producers a few months after it was broadcast in early 2016. I was asked if I would consider joining the BBC team of experts! After 12 months of meetings, shadows, screen testing and a lot of learning, I was told I was ‘in’. “

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What is there to know about Roo Irvine’s family?

Roo has been married to husband Mark Irvine since 2012. While the couple prefers to keep their relationship out of the spotlight, Roo has revealed that both she and her husband worked in marketing before turning to the antique trade.

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Roo and husband Mark have been married since 2012

While they have no children Roo and Mark share their home in the Scottish Highlands with two adorable Maine Coon cats. Roo told the BBC how she likes to spend her free time: “At home, jazz music and a good book with our two cats snuggled up next to me, the simplest but most beautiful pleasure must be the crackling log fire and smoked salmon and I’m in heaven ! “

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