From a wee antiques shop in a small village in Scotland to the screens of millions of people in a matter of months, Arusha Irvine or ‘Roo’ as she is known, says she didn’t go looking for fame.
Roo was discovered after the Antiques Road Trip visited her antiques store Kilcreggan Antiques in early 2015 and very shortly after BBC producers invited her to join the BBC team of antiques experts.
Eighteen months on and Roo is now a regular TV expert on shows such as BBC Antiques Road Trip, Flipping Profit, Bargain Hunt and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.
Kilcreggan Antiques was the brainchild of Roo and her husband Mark, after they had walked away from their senior corporate careers when both their mothers were widowed within a short time.
Roo is also writing on antiques for several publications including Scotland Correspondent and some local monthly magazines.
Other passions for Roo are food, music and fashion. Viewers know Roo dresses to impress in her eclectic and as she says “sometimes unique fashion”. But when she is not enjoying dressing up, Roo will be found in the kitchen, cooking up amazing curries for her friends.
Roo lives in a small village in Argyll & Bute in Scotland with her husband and two much adored Main Coon cats.