Viewers in pieces over cheeky phallic statue on Antiques Roadshow

There's never a dull moment on Antiques Roadshow, and the latest episode yet again managed to cause a stir with viewers.

A vicar got TV fans at home giggling as she brought a set of saintly statues from her church, St Mary Magdalen in Coventry, to be valued as the BBC programme visited Baddesley Clinton near Warwick.

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Antiques Roadshow - the St George statue that caused a stir (BBC iPlayer/Screengrab)

Art dealer and expert Philip Mould took a look at the four items and appraised them all before coming to the final one, which showed a likeness St George killing a dragon.

The piece however prompted the vicar to reveal that many in her congregation had been troubled by it due to its somewhat suggestive shape.

She said: "It caused a bit of concern when it's silhouetted against a window. He's been relegated to the organ loft nowadays..."

Philip agreed that he could "see he's wrestling with it".

Obviously fans of the show were incredibly amused by the conversation-starter of a statue, taking to Twitter to laugh out loud.

Still, it was a good day out for the vicar as the four statues were valued at £50,000, with St George coming in at between £2,000 and £3,000.

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