Tim Wonnacott suspended from Bargain Hunt after show row
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 September 2015
Tim Wonnacott has allegedly been suspended from the BBC's 'Bargain Hunt' following a heated row with producers
'Bargain Hunt's Tim Wonnacott has allegedly been suspended from the show following a row with producers.
The 62-year-old presenter, who has hosted the antiques programme since 2003, has reportedly been struck off by the BBC after coming to blows with fellow staff members.
A source told The Sun newspaper: 'Bargain Hunt' comes across as a really upbeat and friendly show, but off camera there is a lot of tension.
"Tim is very old school and definitely not scared to voice his opinion. He can come close to the line."
It is thought tough-talking Tim - who was half-way through production of the current series - won't be returning to the show any time soon but remained tight-lipped on the issue.
He told the publication: "I am not doing 'Bargain Hunt' at the moment for personal reasons."
Although details surrounding the heated incident are yet to be revealed, it's believed the BBC had no choice but to axe the host while they carry out an official internal investigation.
The broadcasting corporation - who refused to elaborate on the situation - have now pulled in several guest presenters to help shoot the remaining half of the new series.
Meanwhile, Tim also regularly appears as an expert in the BBC's 'Antiques Roadshow' but it's not known if his position on that programme has been affected as well.