Philip Serrell Wife, Illness, Daughter, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Bargain Hunt, Married
Philip Serrell Biography – Philip Serrell Wiki
Philip Serrell is an English antiques dealer, auctioneer and television presenter. He is known for his regular appearances on antiques television programmes such as BBC’s Bargain Hunt, The Antiques Road Trip and Flog It! as well as being a winning competitor on Celebrity Mastermind! He has also appeared on Flipping Profit and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.
Philip studied at Loughborough College of Physical Education and after graduation started his career working as a P.E. and Geography teacher.
However, after realising this was most definitely not the career for him, he began to pursue auctioneering. His first job saw him cleaning out the cattle pens at a local livestock market, working for the Bromyard-based firm Bentley Hobbs and Mytton. Here he gained a huge amount of experience working with some very interesting characters.
From there, Philip went back to college and re-qualified as a chartered surveyor, specialising as a fine art and antiques valuer. After a few years, Philip was able to set up a business on his own, establishing ‘Philip Serrell Auctioneers and Valuers’ in 1995.
Since then, the business has gone from strength to strength and now specialises in the sale and valuation of Royal Worcester Porcelain, as well as other items of Fine Art and Antiques, with clients worldwide. He runs the auctioneering business from his saleroom in Malvern.
Auctions help Philip indulge his other great hobby: collecting classic cars of all types. His pride and joy is a green Aston Martin bought by his father-in-law during the 1960s. Philip admits his collecting habits go beyond cars, describing his house as ‘full of tat’, including a few half-decent bits, a wooden leg for a sheep, and an Edwardian optician’s board.
Philip has written three books based on his life as a country auctioneer – “An Auctioneer’s Lot”, “Sold to the Man with the Tin Leg” and “What Am I Bid? My Life Under The Hammer”.
He is also a fundraiser for local charities, in particular for St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester of which he is a Patron. He is also a Trustee of the Museum of Royal Worcester.
Philip Serrell Age
Philip Martyn Serrell was born on March 27, 1954, in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. He is 68 years old as of 2023. He will turn 69 in March 2024.
Philip Serrell Wife
Is Philip Serrell married? He is married to his wife Briony Serrell. They have been married for several decades and have a daughter together. The family lives in Worcester.
Philip Serrell Daughter
BBC’s Bargain Hunt expert Philip Serrell and his wife, Briony Serrell, have a daughter, Clementine Serrell. Clementine was born in 1988. She is a personal trainer and also has a cake business known as Batch 22. Her gran taught her how to bake. She came to the limelight years ago after she and her dad spoke out about her eating disorder. In 2016, Philip told Mail Online, “As a dad, it’s been very difficult, I’ve found it very hard to understand. I’ve spent 62 years enjoying eating, and it’s very hard not to say, ‘Just eat, it’s easy.”
“But Clementine has come through this on her own and I know she’d love to help others who are in a similar situation. Christmas is a very difficult time of year because people suffering with anorexia get booze and food shoved at them – and that’s very hard to deal with.” He added.
Philip Serrell Bargain Hunt
Auctioneer Philip Serrell started his television career when he was approached by the makers of the show ‘Bargain Hunt.’ Another show where Philip is a regular face, is the BBC’s ‘Flog It!’ presented by Paul Martin. This has been running since 2002, with Philip being one of the ‘original’ experts.
Philip Serrell Illness
Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip star Philip Serrell is in perfect health.
In January 2013, Philip entered The Great North Run 2013 in support of Charles Hanson, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in August 2012, to fundraise for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.
In December 2016, the television antiques expert revealed on Twitter his daughter’s long-term battle with anorexia. He shared a touching photo showing his daughter Clementine at the height of her eating disorder and a more recent snap of her looking healthier.
In his touching tweet, Philip wrote: ‘Anorexic daughter on left 4 years ago and today’s version. I know it’s as boring as hell but v proud of @clemserrell.’
Philip Serrell Net Worth
Antiques dealer Philip Serrell’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million.
Philip Serrell Instagram
His Instagram handle is @philip_serrell_auctioneers.