BBC Antiques Road Trip: Clacton Pier to premiere next week


A SEASIDE attraction is expected to appear on a popular TV show.

Clacton Pier is featured on the BBC Antiques Road Trip next week.

Pundits Catherine Southon and Serhat Ahmet head to the coast to advise on finding a good deal for show guests.

Filming took place in April and Catherine and Serhat spent over six hours at the dock with a crew for the episode which is part of the 22nd series.

The couple crashed into the dodgems, strolled along the bridge, and munched on cotton candy while filming.

Tasty – Catherine and Serhat enjoy fish and chips

The team also enjoyed a lunch of fish and chips.

Clacton Pier director Billy Ball said he was looking forward to watching the show.

“The Antiquities Road Trip team was with us most of the day on a blustery Saturday about five months ago,” he said.

“It will be interesting to see what images they use, but I’m sure the Dockside Dodgems will be a big part of the show.

“We were delighted to be able to welcome them and the team were delighted with the result of the shoot. ”

It was a first visit for Serhat, but it was a trip down memory lane for Catherine who was a student at the University of Essex.

“I remember going down to the pier, but it has changed so much since my last visit and there have been huge improvements,” she added.

Serhat, a London-based antique dealer, is the new kid on the block and this is only his second series.

However, he has a lot of experience with over 25 years in the family business.

The program follows pairs of experts as they scour the country in search of hidden gems that will allow them to make a profit at auctions.

Under Covid restrictions, the teams couldn’t attend the auction and had to find a place to follow it on their iPads – and they chose the pier.

The show is due out Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. on BBC1.


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