Antiques Roadshow coup after 'most valuable item' discovered in North Yorkshire


The Antiques Roadshow has been a TV staple for almost four decades - and the show's experts have just found the most valuable item in the programme's history.

The item, described by producers as "a world famous piece owned by a sporting institution", was discovered in North Yorkshire. It is worth more than £1 million.

According to the BBC, this breaks the record for the previous holder of the title - a model of Antony Gormley's Angel Of The North - which was valued at £1m in 2008.

The exact valuation of the record-breaking item has not yet been revealed. The episode will air in April.

A spokesman for the show, presented by Fiona Bruce, 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. The final valuation given will be revealed when the programme airs in spring 2016."

The valuation for the Angel Of The North model was over three times the show's previous record.

That was held by a collection of silver dating back to the reign of Charles II, which the show's experts said was worth £300,000.

More than 2,500 people queued up to have their antiques valued at Harrogate's Royal Hall.