Sunday 14 August 2022 11:10 PM Anneka Rice's latest challenge: TV presenter is selling off the contents of her ... trends now
She famously enjoys a challenge, so it is not surprising that Anneka Rice embraced her most recent task with typical energy.
But this was one which she set herself: To pack up her beloved six-bedroomed riverside home after putting it up for sale for £4million-plus.
The TV presenter – who will return to screens with Challenge Anneka later this year – has moved out of the house overlooking the Thames in Barnes, south-west London.
Miss Rice, 63, said she is getting rid of ‘35 years of stuff’, with 17 items to go under the hammer for TV show The Yorkshire Auction House.
Lots include a George Smith Howard sofa, expected to fetch up to £2,000, and a Georgian bookcase, which could go for up to £800.
The TV presenter – who will return to screens with Challenge Anneka later this year – has moved out of the house overlooking the Thames in Barnes, south-west London
Other items include an 18th-century walnut side chair, Regency-style cabinet, 17th century-style oak Wake table, billiards table and croquet set.
The mother-of-three shared a video of antiques expert Angus Ashworth stripping the property ahead of the auction on Friday.
On Instagram, she posted: ‘Let it go. Can’t hold it back anymore. I’m going to be a wreck when the truck drives away with 35 years of stuff...’
Another picture shows her standing in the back of a removals lorry with the caption: ‘Goodbye life!’
Miss Rice, who also owns a home