Face to face with David Dickinson on real deal

Manager Gillian Greenwood with senior retail coordinator Tracey Broadbent, who went on Dickinson's Real Deals TV show with a volunteer from the Sowerby Bridge Overgate Hospice charity shop.
Manager Gillian Greenwood with senior retail coordinator Tracey Broadbent, who went on Dickinson's Real Deals TV show with a volunteer from the Sowerby Bridge Overgate Hospice charity shop.

Two volunteers with Overgate Hospice have appeared on Dickinson’s Real Deal.

Tracy Broadbent and Beth Kaminski travelled to Abundant Life Centre in Bradford to record the series which is due to be aired later this year.

The duo were on with a Worchester figurine donated to their shop in Sowerby Bridge following an appeal for items.

Their TV slot was also guaranteed as one of the volunteers at the shop knows valuer Tim Holgarth.

Tracy said it was a really interesting day. “We were there filming all morning and got to meet David. We were guaranteed our spot with knowing Tim and his familiarity with the hospice. With it being a charity they did keep mentioning that too.

“It is quite surreal when you are there because there is four little booths set up and the woman who is on was being filmed when we were there. It is interesting to watch and very well organised.

“You don’t feel any pressure or like you are going to be ripped off.

“David was nice. We didn’t really talk to him much beforehand but when we were getting ready to go on he came and talked to us. He seemed very much in control. He stood next to us for the bit where he speaks to the auctioneer so we saw all that too.”

Tracy and Beth had to film a pre-speech part which explains where they are from and another bit afterwards to talk about the outcome.

The pair are sworn to secrecy about what they decided to do on the show but it is due to be aired sometime after September.