How to watch The Greatest Auction anywhere
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Everyone loves antiques shows, whether it’s guessing the valuation on Antiques Roadshow or marvelling at what the experts can find (and the tat some celebrities choose to buy) on Antiques Road Trip.
So, the latest iteration of the genre, The Greatest Auction, is bound to attract big audiences. And why not?
It has a popular celebrity host and features items from hundreds of years ago right up to modern memorabilia from the golden era of music in the 60s and 70s.
If, like me, you are an antique TV show obsessive, this is a show not to miss.
But unfortunately for British ex-pats and anyone who finds themselves overseas, whether for business or pleasure, The Greatest Auction is only available to viewers in the UK.
So, how can you watch it from overseas? I’ve been unblocking TV shows around the world for years, and I know the secret to getting The Greatest Auction unblocked and accessible from anywhere.
If you want to know how to do it, all you have to do is keep on reading.
What channel is The Greatest Auction on?
The Greatest Auction is being shown on Channel 4 in the UK.
The show can also be streamed online with the Channel 4 streaming service, either live or on-demand, as you prefer.
Unfortunately, the Channel 4 streaming service is not available for viewers outside the UK as it is geo-blocked for overseas viewers.
I know how annoying this can be, having lived abroad for many years, so it is refreshing to be able to offer you a simple and quick solution.
How do I watch The Greatest Auction where I am?
The solution to this conundrum is a little app known as a Virtual Private Network or VPN app.
Now this sounds complicated and technical, but it isn’t so bear with me.
A VPN masks your real location and redirects your internet traffic through one of its own servers. Because these servers can be situated in a different country or location, a VPN can also make it look to sites like the Channel 4 streaming service as if you are in a different country.
So, if you are outside the UK and you want to watch The Greatest Auction, all you need to do is connect your VPN to a UK-based server, and you are away. It really is as simple as that.
Luckily, the VPN app does all the hard work, which we’ll find out.
Where to get a VPN?
It’s very easy to use a VPN to unblock The Greatest Auction, but the tricky part is choosing the right VPN to use.
We recommend ExpressVPN for the job.
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How to stream The Greatest Auction outside the UK
To help you set up ExpressVPN to enjoy The Greatest Auction on the Channel 4 streaming service where you are, all you need to do is follow this simple step-by-step guide:
Sign up for ExpressVPN’s annual deal on their website, which offers a 49% discount and three months free.
Download and install the official ExpressVPN app from their website or your device’s app store.
Log in to the ExpressVPN app using your new account details.
Find and tap on the option that says ‘Selected Location‘. Look for a location that’s in the United Kingdom and choose it.
Lastly, hit the ‘Connect’ button and you’ll be all set up and connected!
Open the Channel 4 website or app and sign into your free account.
From there, you can easily stream every episode of The Greatest Auction from anywhere in the world.
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What is The Greatest Auction all about?
The premise of The Greatest Auction
“The Greatest Auction” is a brand new Channel 4 series featuring a captivating collection of unique and fascinating items being put up for auction.
The show takes place in a specially designed auction room. The host engages with the sellers, delving into the stories behind the items they’re selling and learning a bit about the history of both the people and the items.
Then we follow the excitement of the bidding at the auction before we meet the buyers, including various wealthy individuals eager to acquire these treasures.
We see the reactions from the winning bidder before learning about their plans for the items in question.
Critical reception of The Greatest Auction
Reviews for The Greatest Auction have been mixed.
The I Newspaper gives it three stars but is rather more scathing, saying that the show is “More bidding bore than bidding war.”
The Herald Scotland is kinder, saying The Greatest Auction is “a cut above its cheap and cheerful daytime counterparts” while being more critical of the name.
Of course, the real judgement on this show will be made by the viewers, and it already seems to be a popular show with them.
Who stars in The Greatest Auction?
The main star of The Greatest Auction is host AJ Odudu.
AJ Odudu is a charismatic and talented television presenter known for her engaging presence and vibrant personality. Born and raised in Blackburn, AJ has Nigerian heritage, and her career took off with her hosting roles on various TV shows.
After making her name on the 5:19 Show, she really came to the public’s attention as host of Big Brothers Bit of the Side. She was also a backstage presenter on The Voice.
She has also appeared in several reality TV series, including Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, The Chase, Richard Osman’s House of Games, The Wheel, Would I Lie to You, and The Great British Bake Off.
Perhaps her highest-profile appearance was on Strictly Come Dancing when, alongside professional partner Kai Widdrington, she reached the final before being cruelly denied her shot at victory by an injury.
Since that, she has presented the Platinum Jubilee Concert and Eurovision and will also be presenting the new series of Big Brother.
Alongside AJ are a veritable array of characters and collections, who all bring something special and unique to The Greatest Auction and, my personal favourite star of this show, the fascinating, unique, and extremely valuable items themselves.
The Greatest Auction is a fascinating new spin on the old, and if I am being honest, somewhat stale, antiques TV shows. With a fun and charismatic presenter, some exciting items, and some great personalities, this show has it all.
Unfortunately, for those of you based overseas, it is only available in the UK at the moment. So, if you want to watch The Greatest Auction anywhere else, you will need the help of a VPN app.
ExpressVPN is the best one to use.
By installing the app on your streaming device, you can easily connect to a UK-based server and watch The Greatest Auction on your chosen streaming device.
It just takes a few simple clicks after you have signed up for their service.
It’s well worth doing as this is a show you will love.
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