Antique experts from TV show enjoy visit to North-east market

Antique experts Charles Hanson, centre, with Danny and Kerry Buckle of Ellon Indoor Market

A North-east indoor market is set to feature on an episode of a popular BBC One programme today.

Experts from the BBC show Antiques Road Trip tried their hand at unearthing an antique gem at the Ellon Indoor Market.

Anita Manning and Charles Hanson from the programme visited the premises.

The show sees the experts set off on a road trip around the UK searching for treasures and competing to see who can make the most money at auction.

Market owners, Danny Buckle, 29, and his mother Kerry were on hand to escort the presenters around the shop.

Kerry, 54, who works as a sales person at the market said she had a great time showing Charles around.

She said: “They were here around three months ago filming and stayed for around five hours.

“We were given the heads up around a day ago the episode was set to air tomorrow.

“They gave us a couple of days warning that they would be coming in and told us not to tidy up as they liked the set up that we had, as they had already been in to scope us out. I never got to see the classic car they normally arrive in – but a lot of people in Ellon did.”

Kerry said she wasn’t able to divulge what was bought by the antique experts.

She added: “I was showing Charles around and he was very charming and funny.

“Danny was showing around Anita.

“Danny was saying she was very knowledgeable and was telling him all type of facts about some of the antiques we had.

“They had two full camera crews as they normally go into different stores, but because we are so big they had the two crews following them separately.”

A description for the episode said: “Charles Hanson goes native in Scotland and after an unorthodox bargain comes back with a sporran.

“While Anita is reduced to tears by Charles’s attempts to master the local lingo, his dancing to a vintage toy record player would make anyone weep.”

The episode featuring the market is set to air at 4.30pm today on BBC One.

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