Arusha ‘Roo’ Irvine

Arusha (or ‘Roo’ as most people know her) is a regular TV expert on shows such as BBC Antiques Roadtrip, Flipping Profit & Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip. Roo owns and operates Kilcreggan Antiques in Argyll & Bute. In 2019 Roo will be joining the BBC Bargain Hunt team of experts. More TV projects are under discussion for 2019.

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

BBC Antiques Roadtrip

I have now completed two series of ‘ART’ working with the wonderful (and NOT grumpy!) Phil Serrell, who was an amazing mentor. The second series saw me up against the equally wonderful James Braxton – a fellow foodie!

BBC Celebrity Roadtrip

I have now completed six ‘CART’s’ with some amazing celeb partners such as; Clare Holman, Danny Crates (pictured here with me – complete with wig and feather boa!), Michelle Ackerley, Rav Wilding, Helen Skelton & the fabulous Russell Grant. Each and every one of them made it so much fun to be out on the road with them!

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.)

I am just about to film my first BBC Bargain Hunt Adventure with the team and I hope it will be the first of many. Looks like I’m working with my fellow expert, and good friend, David Harper. It will hit your screens later in 2019.

Photo Gallery

Just a few shots of me in action with the wonderful friends and celebs I have been privileged to work with in the past couple of years. I’m looking forward to adding many more memories to the album in the years ahead!

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 ‘business’ page.

Social Media

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