Thomas has been a regular on Bargain Hunt for years (Picture: BBC)
Thomas Plant has been a mainstay on Bargain Hunt for years, and shared his wisdom with many teams during their time on the show.
But while he’s a familiar face, fans are less sure about his name.
While he first appeared on the show as Thomas Plant, the expert has used the name Thomas Forrester over more recent times.
His company Special Auction Services addressed the name change with a tweet in 2018, which read: ‘Thomas has been Thomas Forrester for some time now so to avoid any further confusion he decided it was high time his details were updated.
‘Of course, those of you who know him as Thomas Plant will always call him as such, for the avoidance of doubt he is in fact one in the same!’
While the reason for his name change has yet to be confirmed, one theory is that Thomas decided to change it after marrying Jessica Forrester, who is also an antiques expert.
It’s not clear whether the pair are married or even together, but Jessica also works at Special Auction Services having joining in 2017.
As one viewer speculated on social media following a repeat episode being shown on the BBC: ‘He was Thomas Plant on Bargain Hunt today – a 2016 version – now a Jessica Forrester joined his firm in 2017. Could she be the reason he is now Thomas Forrester???’
Thomas is one of the UK’s leading antique experts and specialises in jewellery, watches and silver.
He established his career after founding the Special Auction Services in 1991 with business partners Neil Shuttleworth and Hugo Marsh.
Bargain Hunt airs daily at 12.15pm on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.