BBC Bargain Hunt presenter forced to apologise after guest loses more than £100

Bargain Hunt presenter Thomas Forrester was apologetic after a couple came on the show and lost more than £100 after following his advice.

During Wednesday's episode (March 22) of the BBC programme, two new teams were introduced and it wasn't long before fans were complaining about the prices.

The red team featured married couple Ben and Mandy while Janet and her son Xander made up the blue team.

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Both teams were handed £300 to purchase items in Brackley, Northamptonshire, with the winners determined by which pair makes the biggest profits or most minor losses.

Bill and Mandy bought an oil lantern for £35, a Clarice Cliff pot for £85 and a Swedish glass vase for £50.

However, things didn't go to plan and they made a £20 loss on the pot and a £10 loss on the vase.

Thomas, gave the couple a "Bonus Buy" which meant they had an opportunity to gain profit.

He then presented Bill and Mandy with a sack barrow which he claimed could "make them a fortune," estimating it could earn them up to £180.

It only sold for £45 however, meaning the couple's total loss amounted to £115.

Afterwards, Thomas was forced to apologise to the couple as he told them: "Oh no, no. We can't have that. That's awful, I'm sorry."

Viewers were also stunned by the estimated price of the 20th century sack barrow and raced straight to social media to share their thoughts.

One viewer wrote: "No way I'd be paying £130 for that" as another shared: "Sack barrow for £130? Lunacy."

Echoing this, a third person added: "Sack barrow for £130? Lunacy."

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