Antiques Roadshow is something of an instutition, a legend on British TV.
Now, the show has found its most valuable item EVER, and we’re guessing those who brought it along probably had to do their best not to faint in front of experts and Fiona Bruce.
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The BBC show has discovered the most valuable item in its 38-year-old history, although the exact value has not been revealed.
The item was found when the show travelled to Harrogate’s Royal Hall.
Speaking of the find, a spokesman said: “An item seen at the Antiques Roadshow in Harrogate is the highest valued object ever to appear on the show in its 38-year history.
“It is a world-famous piece owned by a sporting institution.”
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“The final valuation given will be revealed when the programme airs in Spring 2016.”
According to the BBC, the previous record for the most valuable item was held by a model of Sir Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North, which was valued at £1 million in 2008.
That model, which took five people to carry, was taken along to the show by a representative from Gateshead Council.
The council actually paid more for the full-height statue than what the model was valued at.
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Before the Angel of the North model, a collection of silver dating back to Charles II’s reign held the record, being valued at £300,000.
Over 2,500 people have queued to get their antiques seen in Harrogate, some waiting for around 90 minutes, but we’ll have to wait until April to see what this mysterious high-valued item is - and how much it’s worth.