Flog It! lands in Boldon

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TELEVISION crews drew crowds when Flog It! came to auction.

The hit BBC One show visited Boldon Auction Galleries for a fine art and antique sale, and dozens of people squashed through the doors to watch the lots.

Flog it presenter, Paul Martin filming at Boldon Auction Galleries.

Flog it presenter, Paul Martin filming at Boldon Auction Galleries.

Tuesday was the fifth time the show had visited the saleroom over the last eight years.

Presenter Paul Martin, who has made nearly 1,000 episodes of the daytime show, said they keep coming back because they find people with good stories. “There have been lots of good items here today,” he said.

“Every time we come, there are always great stories, and there have been great people too.

“The thing that distinguishes the North East is the people – they walk with their heads up, and everyone is so friendly. And the architecture is wonderful.

“ I sometimes go to the beach and visit Souter Lighthouse.”

Lots that were auctioned for the television programme included a set of six 19th-century porcelain buttons and a Chinese carved ivory calling card case.

Director of Boldon Auction Galleries Caroline Hodges said the business enjoys welcoming the programme makers.

“It is exciting for us,” she said.

“They say they like the auction room, and the people.

“And the auction room gets so busy because people come to watch.”

The show filmed on Tuesday is set to be aired in the Autumn.