Drew Pritchard is an author, TV star and architectural antique dealer from the United Kingdom. He is best known for his role as the host for the reality TV show Salvage Hunters. Pritchard is also a trained stained-glass restorer and designer. He has also featured in other shows such as Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars (2018) and Three Men Four Wheels (2020).
Most antique collectors develop a passion for collecting and restoring from an early age. The reality show actor is no different. Drew Pritchard family was involved in restorations; his dad, in particular, restored motorbikes and cars and had spares for different cars and bikes lying around his home.
- Full name: Andrew Thomas Pritchard
- Date of birth: 24th June 1970
- Place of birth: Conwy, Clwyd, Wales, UK
- Age: 50 years old (as of May 2021)
- Occupation: Antique dealer
- Nationality: British
- Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.8 m)
Drew Pritchard biography
The reality TV star was born on 24th June 1970 in Conwy, Clwyd, Wales, UK. As of May 2021, Drew Pritchard age is 50.
He has revealed that he was born in a working-class family and was raised in north Wales housing estates. His dad was a self-employed sign writer.
Drew Pritchard antiques dealings and passion developed from a young age. His dad used to make signs for local antique shops, and the dealers who came to collect the signs turned up on high-end cars, catching the young boy’s attention.
Drew’s antique dealings started simple. He used to buy and sell things by the roadside. The young lad collected items that had been washed up on the river banks, old bikes and car parts.
When he was 15 years old, he enrolled in a Youth Training Scheme where he trained as a stained-glass window restorer and conservator. As a trainee, he was tasked in removing stained-glass windows from a church that was being pulled down. Andrew has stated that the glass that he pulled down from the church was sold to him, 8 years later.
He bought the glass at a low price but later sold it at a reasonable price which helped him set up his shop. He created the DP classics in 1987 and currently runs it with his partner Clive Holland. The duo buys cars and motorcycles and restores them to their best shape. Drew Pritchard cars are sold to willing buyers.
Drew has also ventured into show business. He is best known for his role in the reality show Salvage Hunters. It follows his daily activities as a salvage hunter as he crisscrosses the UK searching for derelict gems and forgotten remnants and restores them.
Here is a list of TV shows that the antique dealer is involved in:
- Salvage Hunters (2011-2019)
- Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars (2018)
- Salvage Hunters: The Restorers (2019)
- Three Men Four Wheels (2020)
How much is Drew Pritchard worth?
Drew Pritchard net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be $8 million. It comes from his works in antique restoration and re-selling business.
Drew Pritchard house was recently put up for sale and was valued at $1 million. He has lived in the house for close to 20 years. The place, which was initially a chapel, was in a poor state when he bought it.
It has some fantastic features, such as an ornate toilet previously owned by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.
Is Drew Pritchard still married to Rebecca?
The duo separated and are no longer married to each other. Rebecca Jane, Drew’s ex-wife is an antique dealer and property developer. It is not clear when the two met as they kept their love life away from the public eye.
Drew Pritchard’s divorce was in 2017; however, the Salvage Hunter host has not revealed why they separated. It has been rumoured that Pritchard had an extramarital affair. The star was attacked in a bar by a man named Janus Thomas. The man is said to be the husband of the woman Drew was having an affair with.
So, is Drew Pritchard married? After his divorce, he has kept a low profile, and it is not clear whether he’s dating anyone.
Drew Pritchard children
There is not much known about the star’s children. However, he has a son and a daughter. His son was born in 1999. Drew Pritchard daughter Grace has stayed away from the public eye.
Drew Pritchard has made a name for himself thanks to his keen eye and attention to details. He is an experienced treasure hunter who has been in business for a considerably long time, gaining sufficient experience in the field.