BBC presenter switches to C4

Former Crimewatch presenter Sue Cook is quitting the BBC after 20 years to front a major antiques show for Channel 4.

Ms Cook, 47, worked on Crimewatch for 11 years after joining the corporation in 1976. However, despite submitting a number of ideas for new programmes to the BBC none was commissioned.

In the 13-week series, entitled Collectors' Lot, Ms Cook will visit country houses and ordinary homes across Britain. The programme will go out four times a week, starting on 13 January.