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Angus Ashworth Biography – Angus Ashworth Wiki
Angus Ashworth is an antiques dealer, auctioneer, former army officer and expert on the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip. He is the owner of Ryedale Auctioneers based in Kirby Moorside, North Yorkshire. He has presented the BBC TV series Cash in the Attic, The Yorkshire Auction House and Celebrity Yorkshire Auction House on the Really channel, as well as STV’s Clear Out, Cash In.
Ashworth fell in love with antiques from an early age. “My parents are into antiques and my uncle was in the antiques business,” he told The Herald Scotland. “It was always around me. As a young lad, 12, 13 and 14, I used to go to auctions and collected militaria – that was my interest.
“That came from watching Sharpe and reading the Bernard Cornwell series of books when I was a youngster. I started collecting powder flasks – before you had bullets, there was this little flask that held the powder.”
Ashworth began his career with David Duggleby Auctioneers when, on his 16th birthday, after leaving Ryedale School, he moved into a bedsit in Scarborough to start learning his trade.
After working his way up at Duggleby’s, he joined the family engineering and deep sea fishing business, as well as the Territorial Army, which led to tours of Afghanistan and Iraq. He was an infantry solder and as he puts it “was at the sharp end”.
But his love of auctions and the whole process remained, which prompted his father to suggest he get back into it professionally. With the continued support of his wife Gemma, with whom he has been for 19 years, he launched Ryedale Auctioneers in 2010.
Ashworth’s main area and specialism is military memorabilia. It all came from reading the Sharpe books and watching Sharpe (Bean played the Richard Sharpe, a British soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, in the TV adaption), which preceded his earlier career in the military.
Since then, his expertise got him work with Cash in the Attic online – an off-shoot of the popular BBC television series – and his charisma caught the eye of television producers, resulting in appearances on shows such as the Antiques Road Trip. The first series of his own show, The Yorkshire Auction House, aired in March 2021. In 2023, he returned with Celebrity Yorkshire Auction House is on the Really channel.
The Yorkshire Auction House
Auctioneer and Antiques Road Trip star Angus Ashworth travels the country helping to clear homes of unusual trinkets, fascinating collections, and precious heirlooms. Back at his Ryedale saleroom, forgotten treasures go under the gavel, often making incredible windfalls of cash for the owners.
The first series of The Yorkshire Auction House was one of the best-performing original commissions of 2021 for Warner Bros. Discovery-owned channel, Really. Its success led to the channel commissioning two spin-off series: Celebrity Yorkshire Auction House, which launched later in 2021, and The Edinburgh Auction House, which is currently in production.
Angus Ashworth Age
Auctioneer Angus Ashworth was born in May 1984. He is 40 years old as of 2024.
Angus Ashworth Parents
Angus Ashworth’s parents are into antiques. His father had a business in Stonehaven. “My dad had a business in Stonehaven for a long time, hence my name being Angus,” he told The Herald. “I think that came from his love of Scotland.”
Angus Ashworth Wife
The Yorkshire Auction House’s Angus Ashworth is married to his wife Gemma Mawman.
Angus Ashworth Family
TV Auctioneer Angus Ashworth and his wife, Gemma Mawman, have three children.
Angus Ashworth Antiques Road Trip
Angus Ashworth is one of the antiques experts on the BBC series Antiques Road Trip. He paired up with TV host and auctioneer David Harper on his debut.
The format of the show, which first aired in 2010, sees two antiques experts competing against each other. They get a budget with which to buy antiques and collectibles which are then sold at auction. The winner is the expert who makes the greater profit over five legs.
Angus Ashworth Military Service
Angus Ashworth had an earlier career in the Territorial Army, which led to tours of Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2005 he got called up to serve in Iraq. In 2009 he was called up again and served in Afghanistan. “I was in the reserve forces and got called up. I did Iraq and Afghanistan,” he told The Herald.
Angus Ashworth Net Worth
Antiques expert and auctioneer Angus Ashworth’s net worth is estimated to be £1 million.
Angus Ashworth Instagram
Angus Ashworth’s Instagram handle is @angus.ashworth.