A Tattenhall man has bagged himself a bobby dazzler of a role as one of the dealers on ITV show Dickinson’s Real Deal.
Jonathan O’Marah, 34, has joined TV personality David Dickinson’s band of antiques dealers who value items brought to them by members of the public and attempt to purchase them.
The fine art graduate has a wealth of experience under his belt already.
After starting out as a porter in a Cheshire antiques auction house, he was hired by renowned auctioneers Bonhams at their Boughton site.
He then moved to San Francisco, where he worked in their oriental carpet department for two years.
Returning home to start a family, he became self-employed, dealing in a range of antiques from 18th century brass candlesticks to fine German porcelain.
But now he’s set his sights on the small screen.
Jonathan’s turn on Dickinson’s Real Deal won’t be his television debut however, as he appeared on Channel 4’s Ultimate Dealer as an antiques expert last year.
“I am so grateful for that opportunity as it gave me the experience and confidence in front of a camera to be able to go on and get a role on Dickinson’s Real Deal,” he said.
Jonathan’s aim is to ‘keep promoting antiques in a fun and lighthearted way to a wider audience’.
He added: “It’s amazing to be involved with Dickinson’s Real Deal.
“The public don’t get to see it but the production team are so professional and passionate about creating entertaining antiques television.
“David Dickinson is a top-class presenter and antiques expert.
“It’s an honour to work with him on such a successful show.”
Jonathan’s first episode will air on Friday, March 27, at 3pm.