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Charles Hanson Biography – Charles Hanson Wiki

Charles Hanson is a British auctioneer and antiques expert, known for his television appearances on BBC’s Bargain Hunt, Antiques Roadshow, Flog it! and Cash in the Attic. He is the founder of Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers.

Charles became the youngest expert on Bargain Hunt when he joined the show in 2002 at the age of 25. His quirky personality, entertaining style and impressive knowledge have contributed to him becoming one of the most popular antiques experts on TV.

Charles began his career at Christies in London in 1999, where he was a valuer in the European Ceramics and Glass Department. He established his own auction house, Hansons, in 2005. Along with sales of items from historic houses, including Kedleston Hall, Bishton Hall and Sudbury Hall, Hansons have been privileged to see a wide range of exciting objects go ‘under the hammer’, including a rare and fine Chinese Qianlong vase selling for a wonderful £650,000.

Charles launched Hansons London in 2018 building on the success of his Derbyshire auction centre. He opened the doors to his salesroom in the beautiful setting of the Normansfield Theatre in Teddington in January 2018.

Charles is a keen supporter of local and national charities, supporting good causes through Hansons valuation days as well as giving talks to local associations and groups.

Charles has presided over many charity auctions, exceeding fundraising targets whilst captivating audiences with his charismatic personality and amusing stories.

Away from the world of antiques, Charles is a devoted husband to his wife Rebecca and father to Matilda and Fred. He is also an avid Derby County fan!

Charles Hanson Age

He was born Charles Samuel Hanson in Holbrook, Derbyshire in May 1978. Charles is 45 years old as of 2023. He will celebrate his 46th birthday in May 2023.

Charles Hanson Wife

Is Charles Hanson married? He is married to Rebecca Ludlam, a diagnostic radiographer. Rebecca works at the Nuffield Hospital, in Rykneld Road, and the Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham. Hanson and his wife Rebecca Ludlam have two children, a daughter Matilda and a son Frederick. The couple also had a stillborn son Thomas.

Charles Hanson Wedding

Auctioneer Charles Hanson wed his fiancee Rebecca Ludlam in a traditional wedding at All Saints Church, in Mackworth, in 2010.

Around 150 guests attended their wedding and later, the couple’s wedding reception was held in a marquee at Osmaston Park, near Ashbourne. Among the guests were BBC Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott and experts Philip Serrell, David Barby, Jonathon Pratt and Kate Bliss.

Charles said: “She is a beautiful, blonde, elegant and lovely lady. I’m used to dealing with beautiful things but Rebecca is the most beautiful treasure of all and I’m very lucky she is my wife. We’re very busy people but we understand each other very well and I think we’ll be very happy together.”

For the wedding, the bride wore a gold Justin Alexander satin gown, comprising a corset top, large skirt and train decorated with diamante sequins, pearls and lace.

Rebecca was attended by four bridesmaids – her sister Victoria Ludlam, Charles’ sister Caroline Haws and friends Karen Beckett and Fiona Carlyon.

John Hanson, Charles’ brother, was the best man.

Rebecca said: “Charles is very charming and extremely attractive but he is also kind and caring. Because he is very giving, he has a problem saying no sometimes and that often means he is very busy. But, when he is away, I can usually flick on the television and see if he’s on there and that’s always a nice feeling.”

The couple’s professions were represented at the reception, with antiques and pictures of X-rays laid out on the tables.

Charles said: “It was bit of fun really, because we asked people to guess the price of the antique which acted as the centrepiece on their table or the limb pictured on the X-ray. It was a nice twist to the day.”

Charles Hanson Family

Auctioneer and antiques expert Charles Hanson resides in Derbyshire with his wife Rebecca Ludlam and their children, daughter Matilda Hanson (born in 2014), and son Frederick Hanson (born in 2016).

Charles Hanson Siblings

TV antiques expert Charles Hanson has two siblings, sister Caroline Haws and brother John Hanson.

Charles Hanson Illness

World-renowned auctioneer Charles Hanson was diagnosed with testicular cancer in August 2012. In January 2013, Charles released a statement confirming his illness, saying, “I had two different types of cancer on my left testicle and needed an operation to remove it”.

Charles said: “My world seemed to flash by in a summer of filming and auctions. Then on an August day my Doctor confirmed that I had cancer. How could I, a dad to be, have testicular cancer? I was 34 and too old surely? But no – I had two different types of cancer on my left testicle and needed an operation to remove it.

“What kept me going following surgery and the tests to follow at the cancer clinic of the Royal Derby Hospital was the warm feeling inside that at Christmas time my wife and I would have the best present in the world – a little boy who was a beacon of light in that dark month of August 2012. With a little boy on the way I kept thinking I must see him, I will pull through and there is no way my cancer will stop me being part of our baby’s birth. Due on Christams Day, our little baby kept us going. As you can imagine my wife was fantastic at this difficult time and it was all I could think about, every time I put my hand on her bump, was looking forward to Christmas and our First baby.”

Charles Hanson Son

In 2012, Charles Hanson’s wife Rebecca Ludlam gave birth to “our beautiful, dead, baby boy. Perfectly formed we called him Thomas “Tommy” William Hanson,” Charles said.

“Rebecca and I went to our first pre-natal class and it really brought it home to me that I was going to be a dad and that everything was going to be okay.

“Two days after that first visit my wife told me that she had not felt him move that day. Having had a scan two days before we knew our baby was in great health as the mid-wife always remarked on what a bundle of energy we had. Clearly I felt he would be like me …..full of nervous energy! I tried to reassure Rebecca; he was probably just sleeping.

“Not content, and upset, we went to the local medical clinic really just to allay her fears. On our arrival a nurse checked Rebecca with ultrasound to detect a heart beat. I noticed her steady hand twitch and become more frantic. She could find no heartbeat and the panic in her comment brought tears to her, and our, eyes as she told us she needed to refer us to the Royal Derby Hospital as the baby may have died.

“It’s difficult driving with tears streaming down your face but when we arrived at the hospital and the tests had been carried out our worst fears were confirmed. Our baby had died. The hospital bed over the last two weeks of tests and operations was not a stranger to me. I lay on one next to my distraught wife. Why us and why me?

“We didn’t leave the hospital for the next three days and Rebecca then gave birth to our beautiful, dead, baby boy. Perfectly formed we called him Thomas “Tommy” William Hanson.

“We spent two very special days with our little baby boy; they are times we will treasure for ever. The day we had to leave the labour ward and leave Tommy behind was my wife’s birthday. I walked into the hospital shop to see a young man holding a balloon which read “Well Done a Baby Boy!” I congratulated him and told him he was lucky. It was really hard leaving – trying to be unseen between the mothers to be and mothers with babies. All we had was our Memory Box.

“This box was given to us by Derby SANDS and contained Tommy’s woollen blanket, small hat and name tags from his ankles. It was all we had but it was so important to both of us. Derby SANDS also gave us a memory card with Tommy’s little hand and footprint.”

In January 2013, six Antiques Road Trip experts decided to enter – and complete – The Great North Run in September ” to raise as much money as possible for Memory Boxes so that parents struck in the way that Charlie and Rebecca have been may find some comfort.”

The Antiques Road Trip Fundraising for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, raised £29,411.

Charles Hanson Net Worth

Auctioneer and antiques expert Charles Hanson’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

Charles Hanson Hair Transplant

Has Charles Hanson had a hair transplant? The auctioneer reportedly had a hair transplant. In August 2012, Charles Hanson was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He suffered hair loss caused by chemotherapy during cancer treatment.

The hair loss elicited concern from his fans. One wrote on Twitter: “Carlos where has your hair gone? Why the cropped hair? Hope you are well & still enthusiastic about real antiques peace.”

Charles replied: “Hair loss the result of chemo I’m afraid but touch wood it’s coming back….thin but curly!”

Charles Hanson Sister Izzie Balmer

Antiques experts Charles Hanson and Izzie Balmer are not related.


Charles Hanson’s Instagram handle is @hansons_auctioneers.