BBC One antiques show Bargain Hunt choose Bourne mother and Stamford son for Christmas special
Christmas came early for a mother and son when they were chosen to appear on a popular daytime TV show.
Denise Peach and her son Tom Warwood had to don festive hats in September while filming the Christmas special of BBC One antiques show Bargain Hunt.
Denise, from Bourne, and Tom, from Stamford, were picked to appear after submitting a video and impressing in an interview with producers of the long-running show.
They applied to go on in memory of Denise’s grandmother Alice Peters, who died a few years ago aged 101.
“She used to watch it every lunchtime so if you went round to visit you would end up watching it with her,” Denise said.
“So we went on for her really. She would have loved watching it.”
After picking their three items at Peterborough Antiques Fair at the Showground last month, their moment of truth came at an auction in Lichfield last Tuesday (October 11).
Sales manager Tim and dog groomer Denise had little experience of antiques and paid £39 for two smaller items and £120 for their big lot. But they cannot reveal how they got on before the show is aired.
“There were acres and acres of stalls and you do only have the hour to choose your three items," Denise said.
“Tom and I do complement each other - and we’re both quite competitive.”
The episode has been provisionally scheduled for Thursday, December 15, when the family and friends plan to sit down together with fish and chips to watch.
And they enjoyed the experience so much this may not be their last appearance on the small screen.
"It was a lot of fun," Denise added.
“The crew make you feel relaxed and just chat to you so you forget about the cameras, but the actual auction was like a whirlwind!"