Arusha ‘Roo’ Irvine

 Arusha, or ‘Roo’ (as most people know her), is a regular TV expert and main presenter on shows such as BBC Bargain Hunt, BBC Antiques Roadtrip, Flipping Profit & Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip. Roo has also recently recorded episodes of Celebrity Pointless & Celebrity Mastermind (to be screened in early 2022). In addition Roo has done numerous podcasts, interviews, corporate and charity engagements – and continues to write for several monthly publications.

Roo also owns and operates Kilcreggan Antiques in Argyll & Bute.

More TV projects are under discussion for 2022 and beyond.

About Me

I’m Arusha Irvine – though most people just call me ‘Roo’ – and I am the owner of Kilcreggan Antiques. I was discovered, some might say, ‘late in life’ as a TV expert and presenter – I prefer to think it was ‘just in time’.

I’m now a regular on your TV screens on a whole bunch of shows – as you will see below.

I live in a small village in Argyll & Bute, Scotland with my wonderful husband Mark and our Maine Coon cats.

BBC Bargain Hunt

I was lucky enough to be asked to join the team of experts on BBC 1’s Bargain Hunt in early 2019 as a regular expert and it has been great fun working with amateur antique hunters, over the past few years, and of course my dear colleagues and friends.

More recently I was selected to share the role of main presenter and I am delighted to say that I have already started filming my first block of shows – to be screened in late spring/early summer of ’22.

Mastermind & Pointless

I always said the show that would scare me the most would be Mastermind ! It’s the music that scared me as a child. But I was asked to compete for my chosen charity – and how could I refuse? I won’t spoil the outcome – but let’s just say I was right it be scared!

Pointless was great fun and by sheer coincidence I was teamed up with the brother of a very old friend of my husband ! Small world. It was again for charity and I look forward to perhaps returning for another crack at the show in the years ahead.

BBC Antiques Roadtrip

I’ve been so lucky to be a part of this great show and now feel very much part of the ‘family’. Roadtrips are great fun and a lot of hard work and I’ve been blessed to have shared the journeys, along the way, with great colleagues and friends: – James Braxton, Phil Serrell, David Harper, Angus Ashworth & Steven Moore.

BBC Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip

I have now completed numerous ‘CART’s’ with some amazing celeb partners such as; Mark Curry, Clare Holman, Danny Crates , Michelle Ackerley, Rav Wilding, Helen Skelton, Keith Duffy, the fabulous Russell Grant,  and the even more fabulous Tony Maudsley. 2022 will see me working with some more great names from the world of Pop Music, Sport, TV & Theatre as we battle our way (lightheartedly) through antique shops, historic visits and auction houses around the UK.

BBC Flipping Profit

Flipping Profit ran in April 2018 and I was lucky enough to be asked to be one of the regular experts completing four of the 20-episodes in the series. FP was a cool concept asking experts to put up their own money, competing against market traders and up-cyclers to make the most money for charity. (I’m pictured here with the very talented Scottish up-cycler Kev Paxton.)

Photo Gallery

Just a few shots of me in ‘action’ but you can see more pictures of the many amazing colleagues, cars, celebrities, places and people I have been lucky enough to encounter since embarking on my own adventure – just click here or go to the Gallery.

TV Work & Bookings

I am always interested in looking at new projects, opportunities and private bookings. You can read more and contact me via the Bookings & Media page.

Please follow the link below. Myself and my wonderful agent will look at all genuine opportunities.

 

Social Media

I tend to use Twitter a lot so please feel free to follow me there @RooIrvine

You can also find me on Instagram