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Welcome to Cash In The Celebrity Attic,
the programme where we search the homes of the well known,
look for antiques and collectibles and take them to auction
to raise money for really good causes.
Today I'm going to meet a real sporting legend.
At the age of 16, this lad signed his first professional contract
for Fulham Football Club.
However, it was with Queens Park Rangers that he hit the big time,
taking the club from Third to First Division,
and, by the way, scoring 134 goals along the way.
Since retiring from the beautiful game,
he's been a pundit for many a broadcasting organisation,
and has even had a stint in the Jungle.
So, have you guessed who it is yet?
Well, it's going to be a fascinating programme,
because I'm on my way to meet footballer turned broadcaster Rodney Marsh.
He's known as one of the mavericks of '60s and '70s English football,
although nowadays he is semi-retired and lives mostly abroad.
We're at the Southwest London home of his daughter Joanna,
where Rodney's usually based when he's in the UK.
It's been a while since he had a kickabout.
In more recent years he's been in demand as a television pundit.
'Our expert today is Jonty Hearnden.
'With over 20 years' experience in antiques,
'he'll help us locate any hidden treasures
'to raise funds for a charity close to the heart of both Rodney and Joanna.
'we get the low-down on Rodney's experience in the Jungle.'
-Do you really suffer from all those hunger pains and everything?
And constipation! SHE LAUGHS
'We delve into his past as a notorious hellraiser.'
-Were you a bit of a naughty lad then?
-Never a naughty lad!
Tell me the truth, Rodney. This is me you're talking to.
'Aha! And at the auction, Rodney keeps breaking the rules.'
You can't bid on your own lot.
-Oh, can't you?
There's everything to play for until the hammer falls.
So this is actually your home, Jo, I understand.
-It is. We've been here for five and a half years now.
-You and your husband Don.
-Where do you live now, Rodney?
I'm sort of retired now, pretty much, and live in Tampa in Florida.
I come over to England about, oh, four months a year,
and spend most of my time with Joanna when I'm over.
-Do you enjoy living in the sunshine?
-I love it.
It's a great way of life, and Florida is great,
and when you get to my age, it's retirement time, isn't it?
You're a young bucko. You've got a lot of years ahead.
We've got a bit of work to do today. How much money do we need to raise?
-I was looking at about 500 quid.
I've a funny feeling you've got your work cut out for you, too.
I'd better get started.
So, we know now how much you want to raise,
but what are you going to raise the money for?
Well, the charity is LIFEbeat,
which is a summer camp for kids from all walks of life,
and it's an opportunity for them to get out in the fresh air
and do everything from kayaking to arts and crafts,
and it's a fantastic little charity.
Isn't it marvellous to help young kids along the way?
Actually, Gloria, I think that the children's charities
are the most important, and that's why I spend so much time doing that.
Well, it's time we all did a bit of work. Give me that ball.
I'm going to have a bit of a play with this myself.
I suppose you'd better go and find Jonty
-and see what he has found.
'If I know that Jonty, he's probably homed in on some mementos already.'
-Ah, a box of tricks! This is the box you brought with you.
I've spotted some familiar faces in this photograph here, Rodney.
-Can you recognise them?
-Who's that dashing man at the back?
Rodney, gorgie-looking! Lovely Georgie best on the left.
Denis Law, Bobby Moore...
-Who's this gentleman? Do you know who he is?
-Yes, I do.
At the time he was George's solicitor,
-and I've used him over the years, as well.
-As we know.
This was taken at Langer's restaurant.
We had a bit of a boys' lunch one day, and...
This is a special period of time, because this restaurant was built
on people like yourselves dropping in every night.
-What was your professional relationship with Denis Law, then?
Denis is one of the greatest players that ever played football.
Denis played for Manchester United for many years,
-and he came at the end of his career to play for Manchester City...
..when I was captain of City, so he played with me in that team.
-This is a fantastic -
-It's a personal photograph.
-I came across it... I hadn't seen it for 15 years.
I actually looked like that at one stage of my life!
Look at you there, with your blond hair.
-Were you a bit of a naughty lad then?
-Never a naughty lad!
Tell me the truth, Rodney. This is me you're talking to.
It's great to sell this. There will be collectors all over the world
-wanting to get their hands on this.
-Yes, it's true. Very special.
-Once in a lifetime.
-Well, two of the great...THE great British players.
-Icons of football.
-Yes. And Rodney, as well.
-Three. And Rodney.
-And Denis Law. Don't forget Denis.
-Can you put a price on this or not?
As a one-off, without a signature, £70 to £100.
But if you were to sign it, I would say £100 to £150.
Now, that's a conservative estimate.
We've got to price it right, get the dealers in there very interested.
-Great. Excellent. Shall we look somewhere else?
I'll put that back in the box and have a look.
'Jonty's estimates never cease to amaze me.
'Let's hope he's on the button with this exciting figure.
'George Best and his agent gave Rodney the next item,
'a miniature carriage clock. It's gold plated, comes from Harrods,
'and because of the celebrity connection,
'it's valued by Jonty at around £40 to £60.
'The tally is mounting very nicely.'
-So, Jonty, you found my wine!
I notice here we've got not only two bottles of wine,
but inside the lid here we've got wine-opener,
a thermometer, stoppers, all sorts of things.
Great presentation box. Where's it from?
This was a gift from a friend of mine a couple of years ago.
I used to live in California, and used to go to Napa Valley a lot,
and he knows how much I love my wines. My dad loves his,
and I thought that could be something we could donate to the cause.
-Great. We can put this into the auction?
-But these bottles aren't from California.
-No. They're French.
They're a couple of Bordeaux.
Some of the best wines in the world have come from Bordeaux.
They are really superb, and I believe that they produce
-700 million bottles a year...
..which is quite extraordinary. It's amazing.
-I think this will do very well. It's the sort of thing that sells,
because a dealer doesn't need to do anything with it.
You can buy it at one price and sell it for another, and that's what dealers are looking for.
It's why you go to an auction, to look for business opportunities.
-So this is a great purchase.
We've got to put the right price on it.
-I would put £30 to £50 on it.
-You still happy?
-I am. I am.
-Right. I promise not to drink them.
-Shall we find some more?
'Let's hope the wine connoisseurs are out in force on auction day.
'The search continues, and we soon come across some gold jewellery
'belonging to Joanna. Jonty places on them an attractive price
'of £100 to £150.'
I have to tell the two of you, I like your relationship very much.
I think you've got a great rapport going between you.
How did it happen that you took up the job of being your dad's agent?
Well, I've been in sports marketing ever since I left university,
and I was representing a lot of athletes in America,
and Dad had left the company he was with about four, five years ago.
-To retire, really.
That was the idea!
And I had set up my own consultancy business,
and it was like time came together, and it just worked for us,
and I started representing Dad three years ago.
I think it's wrong to say "agent",
because what Joanna does is,
she actually does my diary, so that's more of a, um...
-A personal assistant.
-And then she keeps all the money.
-Most of it.
I think that's a really good deal, by the way, Jo.
-But how do you make it work professionally?
-I've no idea.
It's damage limitation, I think, with Dad,
because I think you have to sort of roll with the punches.
Dad's a bit of a loose cannon,
and I think it takes a family member who really, really understands him
-as a person.
-I hear that slight American twinge every so often, Jo.
So, where did you fundamentally grow up?
Dad took us over to the States when I was eight.
He played football out there for the Tampa Bay Rowdies,
and I ended up staying through university
and got my first job in TV production in Florida.
I know why David Beckham went to America - for all those millions.
But why did you make the move? Was it for money or for a life change?
I had a tremendously difficult time in my last couple of months
at Manchester City Football Club. They dumped me,
so I had to pick up my life and start again.
-And did that move work for you?
-It was the best move I ever made
in my life. Yes, I enjoyed the football,
yes, I had five great seasons there,
but it gave me the opportunity to take my kids to America
to experience growing up in a different country,
and my son Jonathan and Joanna have grown up to be more rounded people
because they've spent so much of their lives in America.
Of course you had this brilliant career as a player.
But when you retired, you then became a great analyst,
a commentator. Is that something you slipped into,
or was it all part of the major plan?
I fell into that. That wasn't something that I had any plan to do.
I didn't know I was good in the media. From my first time on Soccer Saturday, it just clicked.
-And you loved it.
-I absolutely... Early days, I absolutely loved...
The Soccer Saturday show was brilliant
because it was original, it was funny, and it was live.
And I remember that show really clearly,
-because I loved the camaraderie.
-And what's interesting is,
over the years, so many people have talked to me about that -
people like the Gallagher brothers, Oasis.
-You were on one of their album covers.
Yeah. But they were, like, big fans and that,
and they used to watch it on a Saturday afternoon,
glued with their kids in front of the TV, and it's so lovely
to have that professional reinforcement,
that you're actually affecting people, and I love that.
It is a very special relationship. You're very lucky to have that.
-I think you've still got your work cut out for you.
We'll go and see if Jonty's found more intriguing things.
Jonty has been busy elsewhere,
but Rodney's got something for him to examine
which could benefit our target at a stroke.
I've got this book of Harold Riley here.
It's from the '90s. I was playing a golf tournament in Cheshire.
It's an annual tournament fundraiser.
And Harold Riley was there doing sketches of different players,
and he gave me this, which is a limited edition
from when he did sketches in the US Open,
and it's got a personal signature.
Jo, Dad was one of the coolest footballers of his generation
-but what's he like at golf?
-He's really good at golf and tennis.
He's one of those annoying people that's good at most sports.
He's an all-round good egg, isn't he?
-I'd say so.
-So, Harold Riley, the artist?
he was a student of a certain LS Lowry,
-from Salford as well.
-He was the stick character, wasn't he,
-in the Lancashire mills.
That's right. So they're both from the same part of the world,
and Harold Riley has painted some of the most famous names
from the 20th century. He's done presidents, popes,
-and of course the great George Best, as well.
-So it must be worth a few bob, then?
This is great to put into the auction,
but there is a massive price difference
between an original work of art, a sketch, with his signature on it,
whereas this is a great little sketch book,
but of course it's a print. It's limited edition, one of 200.
This is number 94.
But I think it's great to have a dedication to you,
and his signature there as well.
£60 to £100 for a little object like this.
-So is that something we can put into the auction sale?
-Let's do it.
That's what we need, Rodney - decisive action.
And it won't be long before we see how the bidders are responding.
40. Five. 55. Thank you, madam.
Looks like the golf sketches could bring us right on course.
Rodney has located another possible item for our sale.
It's a framed 18th-century map of Lincolnshire,
which belonged to a relative of Joanna's husband.
Jonty values the map at around £20 to £30.
Rodney, it's fantastic to be doing this programme with you,
and I understand that you literally only got off a cruise ship
about, what, nine or ten hours ago?
That's right. I've been away for 15 days.
Did a Caribbean cruise and did the after-dinner-speaking circuit.
When you think about it, all very apt, considering you were named after a ship.
I was, yeah! The HMS Rodney, during the Second World War,
that was one of the ships my father served on,
and he called me Rodney, for all my troubles. Yeah.
-Now, was your dad very into sport?
-Yes, he was.
He absolutely loved football,
and he always wanted me to become a professional footballer.
So do you credit him with giving you that passion for football?
Yes. It was contagious. I caught his passion,
because he loved all of the great players of his era.
How did you feel, at the age of 15, at being spotted?
Even though I went to art school as a young kid
and studied Shakespeare at school, all that sort of academic stuff,
-I only wanted to play football.
-Explain to me the sequence of events
of being spotted and then transferring.
I played in a team in Hackney,
and at the age of 14, we played a very big game,
and in this semifinal game we won 17-nil,
and I scored 13!
West Ham invited me down for a trial,
and to train with them as a 14 year old, 14 and 15.
They dumped me because they didn't think I was good enough.
-And along came Fulham.
-And then along came Fulham, yeah.
At what stage were you signed up by QPR?
Fulham kicked me out because I was a loose cannon,
and I joined Queens Park Rangers at 21.
-Why do you think you were a loose cannon?
-I've always been one.
-In what sense?
-I was unpredictable,
and got myself and everybody else around me in trouble.
Where did you first come across George Best?
We were playing in a charity game at the end of the season,
raising money for underprivileged kids.
He was the most handsome man in the world!
All men wanted to be George Best.
All women wanted to be with George Best.
He was that big.
So, when you look back on the rejection you've had in your life,
what do you think was the biggest rejection you ever had?
My biggest point of rejection was from Manchester City,
when I was captain of the team. The team was playing brilliantly.
I was playing great myself, and I was at the top of my career.
And I had an argument with the chairman and the manager
of Manchester City,
and they, er...they fired me. They sacked me.
When it comes to today, who do you think is a really good role model for football, for young people?
I would say somebody like Thierry Henry -
somebody that goes to training, conducts himself professionally
in every way, doesn't abuse himself in any way,
always fit, and is the consummate professional football player.
And finally, what's your assessment of Wayne Rooney?
I see a lot of Rodney Marsh in Wayne Rooney.
But he's a scallywag. He's a bit of a rogue.
I know that there's millions of people will see the other side of this coin.
I don't see that as being a bad thing, what Wayne Rooney is,
and I love him for being a great footballer.
Well, we love you for being still a scallywag.
But this might be the only offer you get today - we need to go upstairs,
obviously for some things to take to auction.
'Oh, naughty! So is our Rodney a soccer rogue or football royalty?
'I'll let you decide. Elsewhere, this carved oak plaque
'of King Edward was made by Rodney's father-in-law,
'and it was in a television production way back in the 1960s.
'It still could be worth around £50 to £80.
'So, from one television prop to another more recent,
'and featuring our Rodders very much in a starring role.'
Ohhh! I have found something really rather special.
Oh! Look at this! THEY LAUGH
It looked much better on you than on me.
-Jungle King or Queen.
So, what year are we talking about here, Rodney?
This is I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! of 2007.
This is the hat that I wore when I left the Jungle,
and I got it signed by everybody. Lynne Franks is there, lovely Lynne,
the PR lady. Who else have we got?
-Gemma Atkinson, for all the guys out there.
And it's signed by everybody in the Jungle.
And Biggins won that year, didn't he?
"All my love, Christopher Biggins".
-How many days were you in the jungle?
-17, I was in there for.
Wow! So, when you're in for a very concentrated period like that,
-do you form very strong bonds with these people?
-No! I didn't!
-Other people might, but I didn't.
-Yeah. Were you glad to get out?
Yeah! I didn't like it at all. I didn't have a good time at all.
Why was it so oppressive for you? What was the...
Well, what's the number one and two things
that everybody does every day?
You're on your phone, and you're drinking coffee.
In the jungle, you have no phone, no newspapers, no coffee,
-nothing at all.
-All right. OK.
And after 17 days, trust me, you've had enough.
People bang on all the time about, "There's only rice and beans,"
but do you really suffer from all those hunger pains and everything?
Yeah. And constipation!
Everyone says that they lose weight. How much did you...
I lost... I put it all back on again.
I lost 23 pounds in 17 days, incredibly. Yeah.
I wouldn't have a clue how much this would be worth,
but I thought, as it's a charity thing, I'd throw it in the hat.
Did you get many of these issued?
-There's only one of these, as well.
-So you had to wash it every day?
-I didn't wash it for three weeks.
I'm glad you're touching it, not me.
-You realise -
-I still haven't washed it!
-You tell a lie. You did wash it.
You've got to come up with a price, though.
Well, I think that we're really looking at between...
You're putting pressure on me here, Rodney. Only £100 to £200.
But the best way of selling this - what do you think, Gloria?
To get him up there on the rostrum and sell it yourself.
Trouble is, he's so shy and retiring.
We'd never get him up to say anything.
If you get up there and sell it with real gusto and passion,
-then have a go...
-Rodney, put it on your head.
-You're my favourite.
Wrong programme, but nevertheless you're our favourite.
Take it. It looks good on you.
While Rodney's been reminiscing about the Jungle,
his daughter Joanna is downstairs in the lounge,
where she's chosen the silver- and-turquoise-coloured bowl.
It's lustreware made in Monaco, and was a wedding present.
At our sale, it could provide another £20 to £30 towards our fund.
Our celebrities frequently offer up something deeply personal for the sale, and Rodney is no exception.
Yeah. Well, this... Digging around under my bed...
..I found these old programmes I used to collect as a young player.
As an example, this is the League Cup Final, Queens Park Rangers,
when QPR won 3-2
-in 1967, so 43 years ago.
-And it's my original copy. That was the one I got from the...
-..from the stadium that day.
-And have a look at this!
All the players here have signed this for you.
That's the West Brom team have signed that.
-The whole team signed that for me.
-Remind us of the score?
-It was 3-2.
I scored one of the goals, and we were two-nil down,
and came back and were the first Third Division team ever to win the trophy.
What a magical day that must have been!
For a QPR fan, that would be huge.
Or even a West Brom supporter, cos they're used to losing.
-You cheeky so-and-so.
-What have we got here?
-This is an under-23 game I played in,
England against Hungary at Goodison in 1968,
but what's unique about this, which I didn't know,
is both teams signed the programme.
-So Alf Ramsey...
..who wasn't even the manager of, um...
-Of the under-23s.
-..of the under-23 team.
But he was at the game watching for four caps.
Really a who's-who of under-23. Tommy Wright,
-the old... Colin Todd!
-Shoebox head, Joe Royle!
-Whatever happened to him?
We've got in excess of what look like to be 20 programmes here.
-And a lot of signatures and memories for you, as well.
What was the first professional game that you ever went to?
I was a baby, with my dad. On the shoulders of my dad.
Arsenal. Watched Arsenal play, play Newcastle,
back in 1955.
And what was the team that you supported as a lad?
Arsenal, because all my family did, but God knows why,
because they were brought up in the East End, Millwall and West Ham.
Do you still have a sentimental attachment to Arsenal?
-I don't have the passion that I had.
-I'm glad you said that, because I'm a Tottenham supporter.
-This is football gold dust,
and we've got a book here. This is a new book that you've written, is it?
Indeed. This is Loose Cannon, which is a biography,
but it's more of a message of life,
and that is that I have been fired and sacked from different jobs,
either as a footballer or with media or whatever,
and the book is about "footballers are normal people,
just with a little bit of talent".
I think it's great. If you could sign that,
-could we put it with the collection?
Aha! I overheard you saying "signing".
I have brought the ball to be signed.
I tell you what - moody photograph! Really good.
-I thought the ball could go in there as well.
-What a great idea!
Sign the ball. Another part of the collection.
Here's a pen. Want to sign it with that?
Red will look lovely on the ball.
Jonty, how do you begin to put a price on a collection like this
-that's so deeply personal?
-It's great that it's personal,
but there are collectors out there for soccer programmes.
There's a big market for it. Auction rooms dedicate whole sales
to football programmes. We've got the ball,
the book, so there's a bit of new, bit of old.
Put the whole thing in as one big collection,
£200 to £300 we've got here.
And the book. I like the title, the Loose Cannon thing.
As your dad's kind of, you know, manager,
looking after his affairs, why do you think he's classified
as a loose cannon all these years?
Probably because he speaks his mind wherever he goes,
and he's got in trouble over the years... He's just very honest,
and what you see is what you get.
We've had the most marvellous day, and some great things to sell.
Very good charity, because it's for summer clubs for young people
of all walks of life, so it's a really good reason.
And you thought you'd be happy with around £500.
Well, even at Jonty's stingy estimate sometimes,
-you have at least £720.
-Wow, that's amazing!
-What's the reaction from a forthright man?
-I'm absolutely delighted with it.
-And you'll get up on the podium?
-Yeah. Count me in.
-Try keeping you back!
These vintage programmes are just wonderful,
and a great end to our day. I wonder how they'll do
alongside our unique snap of footballing greats
enjoying their boys' lunch in the early '90s.
Could it make us around £100 to £150?
A similar price could also be earned by this 14-carat-gold necklace
and bracelet, originally owned by his daughter.
Rodney's iconic hat and vest from his time in the celebrity Jungle
could raise a further £100 to £200 at auction.
Still to come, Rodney speculates on the character who gave his daughter that gold jewellery.
I've no idea who it came from. I think it was a secret admirer.
Ooh, obviously a very rich secret admirer.
And very dopey, as well.
'And what of the assembled bidders after his turn as auctioneer?'
-How do you feel about that?
-I'm used to being with people that are alive.
'Outspoken as always. Stay with us till the final hammer falls.'
We had the most wonderful day with Rodney Marsh
and his lovely daughter Jo.
We found some fantastic sporting memorabilia,
and I hope Rodney will be up on that podium to auction it all off
for his particular charity. We've brought all his collectables here
to the Chiswick Auctions in West London,
and I'm hoping there'll be a terrific charitable atmosphere
when his items go under the hammer.
'Rodney's used to more glittering charity events,
'so I hope he won't mind the more run-of-the-mill sale today.
'Joanna could not be with us, but our man is on tenterhooks.'
Rodney Marsh, imagine seeing you here at the auction! How are you?
How are you feeling about the auction today?
-Do you know what - I'm a bit nervous!
Why is that, do you think?
Because I want to raise a lot of money for the charity, LIFEbeat,
and I really want to do well, so I'm a little bit nervous, and hope it goes the right way.
Have you put reserves on your stuff, or are you happy to let it all go?
-I've put my trust and love in Jonty.
-So no pressure!
-What are you excited about, Jonty?
-All the sporting memorabilia,
all the programmes, all Rodney's iconic items.
I hope they do very well for you. I think the gold will do well.
-Anyway, we'd better get in position for the auction.
-Off we go!
'It doesn't take long for proceedings to kick off,
'and as we take our places, our first lot is under the hammer,
'and it's that rather smart box of wine
'with its associated implements.'
It's a lovely present. Could be a good gift,
and hope we can get the estimate that Jonty's put on it.
I've got £30 to £50 on it.
Two bottles of Bordeaux in there, one red, one white.
That should do well, shouldn't it?
I'm straight in at £30. And I can go 35.
35. 40 with me. 45.
50 with me. 55. 60 with me. 65 in the room.
In the room at £65. Anybody else want to come in?
You all done? 65 to my left, then, at £65. First lot, 65.
-Straight in there!
-That was above your estimate.
-Only "OK", Rodney?
-Well, I dunno...
-You're very conservative, I think.
No, no, no. He is a slightly underestimated man
in terms of reaction.
Cheers to the buyer for that good start.
Next up is that hand-coloured engraving of a map,
which has been in Rodney's son-in-law's family for a long time.
Jonty priced it at about £20 to £30.
I'm glad to say we have got a bid of £20. £20, then.
22 I'll take from somebody else. At 22, then.
Well, that's good. No? £22, then. In the woolly hat, at 22.
-That's fine. I put 20 to 30.
'A modest £22 for that framed 18th-century map
'adds to the fund for Rodney's chosen charity.
'But I think the next item on our list may do a tad better.
'It's the miniature carriage clock which Jonty priced at £40 to £60,
'due mainly to the celebrity provenance.'
Every year George Best used to give me a present,
and this particular year, going back 16 or 17 years,
he gave me this miniature tiny little Harrods clock.
I'll have a photo taken with the winning bidder
with the clock, and I'll sign the authenticity letter
to make sure you know where it came from.
There we go. What do we start for this? £40 to start me.
40 I'm bid there. 45, Chris. 50.
Five. 60. Five. 70.
Five. 80. £80 in the middle there.
It's £80, then. You all done at £80? I'm going to sell it for 80.
-Well done, sir.
-Yes. Good one, eh?
George is looking down on you.
Another £80 towards activity holidays
for underprivileged children. I like to think that Georgie Best
would really have approved of that. Next we have a booklet of sketches
made by the artist Harold Riley during a golfing tournament.
Jonty priced it at £60 to £100.
-Did you buy it?
-No, it was a gift during a golf day
that I played for charity up in Cheshire,
and he gave one of the books to everybody that played,
-and I got number 94 of 200, so all documented.
£20 for it to start me for the sketch book. For 20.
20 I'm bid in the doorway.
25. 28. 30.
38. 40. Five.
50. 55. Thank you, madam.
-£75. With the lady here at 75. It's a good charitable lot.
You all done? 75.
-Oh, we're doing so well!
-That was very good.
-Was that above your estimate?
-She clearly knows about the value of the signature.
Another worthy sale, and £75 more for the fund.
Next up, it's the carved oak plaque of King Edward I,
made as a television background prop.
But now it's taking centre stage in our auction.
My father-in-law, when he used to work in the carpentry business,
his company were often retained to do the film sets for BBC.
Well, the carving is not the best carving in the world,
because it was never meant to be. It was there for effect only.
So it's difficult to put an exact figure on it,
but I put £50 to £80 on it.
-So, rather fascinating lot.
Somebody start me at £30 for this old plaque.
I'm bid 30 upstairs. 32.
40. Five. 50. Five.
60. Five. Seventy. Five.
£75 down below.
90. Five. 100.
120. Anybody else?
£120, then. I'm going to sell it. 120.
-That's a great result, isn't it?
-Your father-in-law would be pleased with that.
Absolutely. He's dead, of course, but...
-I think, Jonty, you're surprised at that.
But it just shows you that if people like it in the room,
and there is enough fighting for it...
£120 for an obscure television prop! But a nice surprise.
At the midpoint now, how close are we to the original target?
We started off this whole programme by saying
we'd be happy to get around £500. Well, with five items gone
and five yet to sell, we already have £362.
Wow! 362 after five... That's right on schedule!
Right on sched. Fantastic.
Rodney, it is only tea, but it's going to feel like champagne
to Jonty and I. I'll follow you. On you go.
'A well earned break is just the ticket.
'If Rodney's experience today has got you thinking about selling your belongings in this manner,
'do be aware that auction houses charge various fees,
'such as commission. Your local saleroom will advise you
'on all the extra costs. Plenty still to come in Rodney's sale,
'and the signed book and football are up next,
'together with that very special photograph.'
I think it's a great, iconic picture.
You've got some of the best football players of their generation,
if not more than their generation, in that particular photograph.
We were all having a bit of lunch, and all having a great time,
and a guy came up and asked to take a photograph. We all said yes,
and it was before digital cameras,
so he had it printed, and honoured his word
and sent me the original photograph. It's got to be 20 years old,
and, er, there's only one of them.
-You're going to sign the back?
-I've signed the front!
£50 to start me, surely. 50 I'm bid there.
Thank you very much. Maiden bid of £50. 55. 60.
Five. Eighty. Five.
90. £90 I'm bid there. At 90. And five, somebody else?
£90 I'm bid, then. To my far left at 90.
At £90 it goes.
That's not a score draw. That's a result, Rodney.
-You had all that champagne,
and you still get 90 quid for it all these years later!
I wonder who was that mysterious photographer
who sent Rodney that print some two decades ago!
Well, it's done our charity proud today, to the tune of £90.
Next up, Joanna's wedding present, a porcelain bowl with a metallic finish known as lustreware.
Great little gift from Joanna, the contemporary ceramic bowl.
I put £20 to £30 on it.
-Joanna's very passionate about the charity, isn't she?
Charitable lot, then, for £10, surely.
Ten I'm bid upstairs. Jolly good. 12 in the doorway. 40.
20. 22, sir? 22?
25 here now, the lady in front.
No? £35. To the lady at the front here, at £35.
Anybody else? 35.
-That's good, isn't it?
-I put £20 to £30. 35 quid.
-We're slightly above all the way.
-We're doing so well!
-We're doing really well, Rodney.
-You're just too clever by half.
Jonty's low estimate tempts those reluctant bidders once again,
and this smart little bowl from Monaco goes for £35.
We come to I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
What impact did it have on the public when you were in?
Well, as soon as you come out the Jungle, for the next three weeks,
it's manic, because people want to interview you
and ask your opinions about stuff. Mine only lasted a couple of weeks,
but I understand Christopher Biggins is still living off it!
So you put a bit of a reserve on it, yeah?
A small reserve on the hat, yes.
With me at £50. 55 I'll take from somebody else.
55. 60. Five. 70.
Five. 80. Five.
90. With me at £90.
And 95 I'll take from somebody else. Anybody else?
Famous hat and vest for £90.
You all done? £90 it goes.
Somebody obviously wants to play at being in the Jungle with your hat.
I'm a bit disappointed with that, because for 90 quid,
somebody's going to take that and have their own auction or raffle,
and put that up as one of the prizes,
and I think that will go for a lot more than 90 quid.
The problem is the difference between a professional auction
-and events. It's huge.
-At some of those events,
-you have people with a lot of money, they just want to contribute to the charity anyway.
Next up, can Rodney rise to the challenge of auctioneering,
as opposed to the soccer world that he knows and loves?
His assortment of football programmes
could raise £200 to £300.
In the '60s, when I first started playing,
I used to save a game programme from everywhere I played,
so they go back 45, 50 years, and it's a collector's dream, really.
We'll have to see how many collectors of football memorabilia are here.
Lot 250A are the football programmes.
-Good luck, champ.
Rodney's going to come up and sell them himself.
Give him a round of applause! The legendary England player, Rodney Marsh!
This is my personal collection when I first started playing football,
if there's any football supporters out there. It was in the '60s.
You've got about 25 programmes, but the one you'll be interested in is,
I played for England against, er, Hungary
as a young kid, and it's signed by every single player,
and the manager.
But let's start at, er, 100 quid.
-You're going to help me with this, right?
-£100 with Tony upstairs.
-100 upstairs. So that's 120?
No. We want 110 next.
110. Do I hear 110?
100 up there? 110.
-110. 110 there.
-I can't see.
-Go on, boss.
-Upstairs at £140.
-Got 140 up there. Is that right? 140?
What do you want? 160?
-£150 down below.
150! Any more for any more? 150!
Disappointed, I think. Didn't get as much as we thought it might.
So how do you feel about that?
Well, normally I'm used to being with people that are alive.
They only raise their hand like that, don't they?
When I do it normally, they're jumping up and down and shouting.
These guys are trying to get your items as cheaply as possible.
It's a completely different ethos to a charity concept.
Nevertheless, that was a pretty good result for the programmes
which Rodney collected over 40 years ago.
The last lot of the day is the 14-carat-gold necklace and bracelet
given to his daughter.
This is Joanna's, is that right?
Yes. It's a present for Joanna. She's had it for quite some time.
It's obviously a beautiful piece of jewellery.
-And who did it come from?
-I have no idea who it had come from.
I think it was a secret admirer she had.
-Obviously a rich secret admirer.
-Yeah, and very dopey, as well.
Gold is still selling very well, isn't it?
And this is 14-carat gold, so I've put a very low estimate,
hoping that it will sell between £100, £150.
Rodney, watch this fly out of the room.
I'm happy to say we've got some interest already.
I'm bid £300 for them. With me at 300.
320. 340. 360. 380.
400. At £400.
420 in the corner. Do you want 440?
At £420. There at 420.
Two lots there for £420. Are you all done? 420.
-What do you think?
-What was your estimate?
Very low. 100 to 150 quid. But 420!
Well, delighted. It's a low estimate by you,
and 420 quid is fantastic,
because my daughter Joanna wants to help the charity out.
-That is a big thing for her.
-I hope the secret admirer's watching,
and goes, "Hey, there goes my bracelet!"
'£420 is a magnificent way to end our day here at Chiswick.
'I've a feeling that we've done spectacularly well,
'but just how far have we gone beyond the original target?'
Rodney, I know in my soul that you always like the moment of truth.
-You've had a few of those in the past, haven't you?
I'm going to give you a very nice moment of truth now,
because when we went to Jo's house,
where you stay when you're in this country,
you would have been happy with around £500 for the charity.
That would be great. Well, I'm really, really pleased to tell you
that you got...
-Wow! That's great.
-Well done, guys.
And many thanks to Jo, as well. Her jewellery did the trick in the end.
-And have you enjoyed the experience?
-Yeah, it's been great fun!
It's an eye-opener, because I didn't expect it to be so rapid.
-It's so rapid!
-It goes by very quickly.
-I enjoyed it.
-I hope we see you back in this country very soon.
-Thank you very much.
The LIFEbeat charity runs creative summer camps
for young people like these, at Oaklands School in Rodney's old stomping ground of East London.
The charity is a children's charity,
and fundamentally it's a way of giving children
from a wide range of backgrounds an opportunity to come to summer camp
that they would normally never have.
LIFEbeat's founder and CEO is Lucy Sicks.
We offer young people an opportunity
to gain in self-esteem, to develop leadership qualities
that they can take back into their lives.
ALL SING AND SHOUT
We do big plenary sessions looking at self, others and the wider world,
and we have a workshop offering all kinds,
and it's very, very joyful.
Young Maidul Islam feels the camp made a big, big difference to him.
It helped me learn to communicate with people and how to interact,
and the LIFEbeat camp helped me improve on my confidence.
All of the money goes to the children.
There's no administration costs. There's no executives and all that.
It's just a straight deal where the money goes to the kids,
and they get the benefit.
We had the best day with Rodney Marsh,
and, of course, his lovely daughter Jo,
and they raised a lot of money for a particularly good charity.
If you've got collectables or some antiques,
and you'd like to raise money for something special,
it's very easy for you to join us.
All you have to do is fill in that form on the website...
It's as simple as that. 'Ear, 'ear! Say goodbye. Goodbye!
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Legendary football star and pundit Rodney Marsh is raising money for his favourite charity, and invites Gloria Hunniford and expert Jonty Hearnden to help him choose likely auction lots. Will the bidders dig deep for his signed football programmes or his hat from the celebrity TV jungle?