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Ben Cooper Biography – Ben Cooper Wiki
Ben Cooper is a British antiques dealer and expert on BBC’s Bargain Hunt. He is also an antiques fair organiser, singer, chair of the Worcester 3 Choirs Festival and patron for Headway Worcestershire, according to his Twitter bio. He is the owner of Ben Cooper Fine Antiques in Worcester City, England, United Kingdom, according to his LinkedIn profile.
His passion for antiques began at a young age. His parents took him and his brothers to antiques shops and fairs. At the age of 8, Cooper was given his first antique, a fob seal which had belonged to his grandmother. He was encouraged to collect more and received many from his father. From that point his love of antiques began.
On choosing a career in antiques, Cooper said: “I don’t know if I chose the career or it chose me! I am the youngest of four boys, and when growing up my parents always encouraged us to learn, within that learning was antiques. As boys we would be taken to antiques shops and fairs. At the age of 8, I was given my first antique, a fob seal which had belonged to my grandmother. From then on I was encouraged to collect more (and given many by my Dad!). From that point my love of antiques began.”
When Cooper left school, he had to choose between antiques and music. He chose antiques as music is his true escape. If he weren’t working in the antiques trade, he would be helping his mother with her catering and B&B business. The TV presenter is also quite a good cook!
In addition to working in the antiques trade, Cooper is also a singer. He sings in various choirs including the Worcester Festival Choral Society, a large chorus of 150 members, though he has been selected to sing in the Three Choirs Festival, the longest-running music festival in the world, over 300 years old! He also sings in an acapella group called ‘Men in General’, just five blokes who have a lot of fun touring the UK with their own arrangements of well know songs coupled with silliness!!
Ben Cooper Bargain Hunt
Antiques dealer Ben Cooper is an expert on BBC’s Bargain Hunt. He joined the team of experts on the show in September 2014. On how he got involved in Bargain Hunt, Cooper said: “I first sold to Bargain Hunt in its early days, (also my early days as a dealer) when I had a stand at the Malvern Antiques Fair. I had no idea that one day I would be an expert on the show. About 5 years ago Bargain Hunt came to Leominster, then I first formally met members of the crew. To my surprise I was asked for a screen test and was invited to join the team of experts in September 2014.”
On his favourite part of his role: “There are various roles of being an expert on Bargain Hunt that I love, but I think my favourite is meeting, getting to know and putting the teams at ease so that they can enjoy their day hunting out those bagains!”
On his most memorable Bargain Hunt team, the dealer said: “In all honesty all my teams have been wonderful. The show really shows the diversity of people who love the show. I’ve had teams of friends, family members, older and younger, but all have a keen interest in antiques and the show. When it comes to a favourite? That’s a difficult choice, what I can say is that my very first team had great faith in my novice hands and helped me as much as I helped them!”
Ben Cooper Age
Bargain Hunt antiques specialist Ben Cooper’s age is unclear.
Ben Cooper Family
He is the youngest of four brothers. His parents inspired his love for antiques. In an interview with BBC, he said of his family: “I am the youngest of four boys, and when growing up my parents always encouraged us to learn, within that learning was antiques. As boys, we would be taken to antiques shops and fairs. At the age of 8, I was given my first antique, a fob seal that had belonged to my grandmother. From then on I was encouraged to collect more (and given many by my Dad!). From that point, my love of antiques began.”
Ben Cooper Bargain Hunt Wife
Is Bargain Hunt expert Ben Cooper married? It is unclear whether Ben Cooper is married or in a relationship. Little is known about his wife/partner.
Ben Cooper Net Worth
Bargain Hunt expert Ben Cooper’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Ben Cooper Height
How tall is Bargain Hunt antiques expert Ben Cooper? He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Ben Cooper Instagram
You can follow Ben Cooper on Instagram @bencjcooper. You can also follow him on Twitter @BenCJCooper. His Twitter bio reads, “Antiques dealer, antiques fair organiser, singer, chair of Worcester 3 Choirs Festival, an expert on BBC’s Bargain Hunt. Also patron for Headway Worcestershire.”