Bargain Hunt auctioneer Charles Hanson has moved out of his family home after police responded to a 'domestic incident' at the property in June.
Bargain Hunt auctioneer Charles Hanson has moved out of his family home after police responded to a ‘domestic incident’ at the property in June.
Hanson, a regular on popular daytime shows Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It!, had lived at the £1.5million property in rural Derbyshire with wife Rebecca Ludlam and their two children since 2014.
But he is understood to have moved out after local constabulary were called to an unspecified incident at the six-bedroom pile.
A source told The Sun: ‘It is not the sort of place you expect police to turn up… It is a tiny village so a few people have been talking. It is all very shocking.’
In a short statement, Derbyshire police confirmed: ‘The force was called to reports of a domestic incident at an address in Quarndon on June 13.’
Gone: Bargain Hunt auctioneer Charles Hanson has moved out of his family home after police responded to a ‘domestic incident’ at the property in June
Hanson and Ludlam originally met through friends in 2008. They married two years later during a traditional service at All Saints Church in Mackworth, in front of 150 close friends and family members.
Speaking in 2010, the auctioneer revealed he was late for his very first date with Ludlam, a diagnostic radiographer, but was instantly swayed by her natural beauty.
He told the Derbyshire Telegraph: ‘She is a beautiful, blonde, elegant and lovely lady. I’m used to dealing with beautiful things but Rebecca is the most beautiful treasure of all and I’m very lucky she is my wife.
‘We’re very busy people but we understand each other very well and I think we’ll be very happy together.’
They moved into their Derbyshire home nine years ago after purchasing it for a reported £920,000.
But a woman at the property has since told The Sun on Sunday: ‘I can’t comment. But what I can say is that he’s moved out. He’s not here anymore.’
A chartered surveyor, Hanson gained auction house experience at Christie’s before making his first appearance on Bargain Hunt in 2002.
Hanson, who often shares pictures of antique finds on his social media platforms, recently bemused followers after posting a photo of shelves inside charity shop in Burton, upon which a valuable treasure was hiding.
Moving on: Hanson has lived at the £1.5million property in rural Derbyshire with wife Rebecca Ludlam and their two children since 2014
Controversy: But he is understood to have moved out after local constabulary were called to an unspecified incident at the six-bedroom pile
The item left social media users baffled as to exactly where and what it is – as he gave no clues – especially with so many other possible rare gems surrounding it.
Posting a photo of the cluttered shelves in the shop to his Twitter page, Hanson implored his followers to participate in his game, writing: ‘Evening all! … Track the Treasure is back.
‘Can you spy and track the antique treasure I spotted on a charity shop shelf today. Good luck and answer later on tomorrow afternoon. Make a memory and call it!’
The item was in fact a small Regency in period porcelain vase.
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