Special BBC1 Bargain Hunt episode celebrating the life of Rugby antiques expert David Barby

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A BARGAIN Hunt special will air today (Monday) following the death of antiques expert David Barby earlier this year.

Barby was a pivotal Bargain Hunt expert for more than ten years, and became a daytime television favourite, also appearing in Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip.

A new run of the latter, dedicated to David Barby, starts today at 5.15pm on BBC2.

The special Bargain Hunt episode will air on BBC1 at 12.15pm today.

A Radio Times preview says: “Bargain Hunt fans were saddened by the death of a series stalwart, the genial David Barby, who died in July, aged 69, after a short illness. He’s remembered here in a tribute edition from Builth Wells, Powys, where we’ll see some of his best and most fondly remembered experiences from the show.”

The service of thanksgiving and celebration for his life, attended by more than 500 people, followed a private family burial in Hillmorton on August 16. David died on July 25 after suffering a brain haemorrhage on July 12.