CHIPPENHAM auctioneer, Izzie Balmer, completed a magnificent comeback on BBC1’s Antiques Road Trip after beating veteran valuer James Braxton on her debut.

After a shaky start to the week, Izzie managed to sell her way to the top with a series of high profit items, including a silver snake necklace and a brass pestle and mortar. She featured on the show for five consecutive days, ending on Friday.

The chair-crazy head valuer at Wessex Auction Rooms ended the week with £446.78 in her piggy bank, from the initial £200, smashing James Braxton’s final total of £277.98. All profits were donated to Children in Need.

The bubbly 30-year-old auctioneer said: “I learned a lot about myself over the week, apparently that I really like chairs!

“I can’t stress how much fun I had on the show though, it was just brilliant.

“I learned how to play the game after my bad start to the week, and I was surprised and ecstatic to win!

“I’ve had lots of people come up to me on work telling me they’ve seen me on television and that’s been weird but great.”

Viewers fell in love with Izzie’s cheery personality, and general excitement for all antiques, especially jewellery.

Izzie also spoke very highly of her competitor, James Braxton, as their chemistry was clear to see on the show.

She said: “On TV he comes across as such a genuine, nice bloke, and thankfully he was just the same in person!

"At first I didn't know the boundaries but by the end of it we were both poking fun at each other and it was all so nice."

Izzie is now currently filming for a second week of Antiques Road Trip, which she said she's 'very excited' to take part in.

While whizzing across East England in a 1978 red MG, the pair managed to do and see some wonderful things, like visiting Bletchley Park, play an old form of ice hockey and even crabbing. All episodes are available on BBC iPlayer.