eBay Live launches in the UK: Real-time shopping experience hosted by Katherine Ryan and Amy Bannerman

Press Release

Join eBay UK’s first ever eBay LIVE hosted by Katherine Ryan and eBay’s Pre-loved Style Director Amy Bannerman and shop exclusive coveted pre-loved fashion in real time, with all funds donated to WHISC charity.

eBay announces comedian and broadcaster Katherine Ryan will be hosting eBay’s first ever eBay Live in the UK alongside eBay’s Pre-Loved Style Director Amy Bannerman. 

Launching at 8pm on Wednesday the May 1st 2024, the interactive livestream shopping experience includes a range of fits from Katherine Ryan’s very own wardrobe. Fashion fans will be able to get their hands on iconic looks seen on stage at her comedy shows, on the red carpet and even on her hit show The Duchess, in real time, with all funds raised donated to the Women’s Health Information & Support Centre (WHISC) charity. 

All items will be available as ‘buy it now’ through Messina Hembry’s eBay store; a pre-loved, vintage store all about giving second hand designer clothing another chance at life. You can tune into the eBay Live here: eBay Live Event.

Alongside Katherine Ryan’s pieces, the eBay Live will feature eBay archive pieces including Tasha Ghouri’s finale dress from the Love Island wardrobe sourced by Amy Bannerman and an impressive selection of pre-loved clothes from eBay seller Messina Hembry. From show stopping sequin dresses, to oversized blazers and statement bomber jackets for summer fits, there will be high value pieces available for all, offered at seriously great prices.

Ahead of the first ever UK eBay Live, Katherine Ryan comments on her fashion favourites up for auction: “I’ve always enjoyed being playful with clothes and am known for my sense of style so I’m really excited to be partnering with eBay to clear out my wardrobe now there are no fashion fees to sell pre-loved fashion. I’m always dressing up for events and am a huge fan of buying and selling on eBay to find fashion gems.

For the very first eBay Live in the UK, I have included pieces from my Netflix series The Duchess and other iconic events so tune in to hear more about my worn-once show stopping fits which I hope will bring others as much joy as they have to me!”

This follows the news that it is now free to sell pre-owned clothing without any fees on eBay UK. As new research reveals over two thirds of the UK’s wardrobe goes unworn, eBay is encouraging shoppers to sell their unworn items. With a wardrobe full of showstopper outfits for her many comedy gigs and events, Katherine Ryan is selling her dresses for charity, giving shoppers the chance to extend the life cycle of her outfits.

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* eBay consumer research carried out by Opinium March 2024 with 2,000 nationally representative UK adults (18+)

** eBay consumer research carried out by Opinium March 2024 with 2,000 nationally representative UK adults (18-34 year olds)

For further information on Messina Hembry visit their official website or eBay UK store.

eBay Live will be piloted in the UK, allowing eBay users to attend live auctions, shop exclusive deals and buy in real time. It has been successful in the US since launching in 2022 with hundreds of live events hosted every week.