Antiques Roadshow's Fiona Bruce left with head in hands as expert 'horrified' by her 'horrendous and valueless' dolls
16th March 2021

ANTIQUES Roadshow's Fiona Bruce was left with her head in her hands after leaving an expert "horrified" by her "totally horrendous" dolls.

Fiona, 56, has hosted the BBC show since 2008 and has seen her fair share of prized and valuable possessions being shown to the programmes experts.

It lead the star to bring in something of her own to be valued, but she soon wished she hadn't.

During an appearance on The One Show on Monday, Fiona was asked by host Michael Ball about the moment.

He said: "You took something in yourself didn’t you? You took your dolls that you grew up with.”

Putting her head in her hands, Fiona replied: “I did."

Michael then asked: “Are you retiring on the money? and Fiona said: "This was the first year I had done it and in a moment of complete over excitement – and the editor didn’t think this was a too bad idea either – I brought along these dolls."

She continued: “My dad who travelled a lot when I was a child, brought back dolls from every country he visited.

“I mean, a lot of little girls had these dolls, the Spanish doll in the flamenco outfit and various other things.

“Anyway, I loved these and the editor said, ‘Why don’t you bring them along?’

“So I got them out of the attic and packed them in front of Hilary Kay, our specialist."

Fiona said it was the first time she had seen the dolls in about 20 years and was cooing over them excitedly.

She added: "Hilary bless her was actually horrified at these totally valueless things you know.

“So I think maybe a tenner for one, it was totally horrendous.”

Antiques Roadshow airs on Sundays at 8pm on BBC One.

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