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David Dickinson

David Dickinson

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He is the hue of a fine old mahogany dining table.

But still red-hot when it comes to spotting a sale room steal.

Now celebrity TV antiques dealer David Dickinson is on his way to root out a Lancashire bargain or three in Leigh.

Mr ‘Bobby Dazzler’ himself is inviting locals to search their attics and the backs of dusty cupboards for tickets and age-old nick-nacks that can make their vendors some serious cash.

The valuations will be filmed for a forthcoming episode of Dickinson’s Real Deal on Saturday.

It is scheduled for broadcast by ITV later in the autumn.

Admission to the event at Leigh Sports Village, is free and filming will take place between 9am and 5pm

To take part call 0117 9707618, email dickinsonsrealdeal@rdftelevision.com

Or, indeed, you can just turn up on the day.

Vendors are advised that they will need to bring photo ID and proof of address to take part.

Dickinson, 72, from Staffordshire but of Armenian descent, is in his eighth year of the series which is produced by independent company RDF Television.

A spokeswoman revealed that the show arrives in Leigh at the weekend from Llangollen and it has already attracted significant interest, with many people also expected to turn up on the day.

Its team of experts will have a look at every item brought along to the Sports Village’s halls, producers pledged.

The spokeswoman said: “David Dickinson and his team of dealers are travelling around the country looking for your bobby dazzlers!

“He is really looking forward to making his first visit to the town and see just what nuggets the people of Leigh are going to unearth.

“Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them?

“If the people of Lancashire want to sell their goods, come along to the Dealer Day at the Sports Village and you could soon be quids-in.

“You could take money on the spot from a dealer – or if you think the item is worth more, turn the dealer down and choose to sell at auction instead.

“As usual, David will keep an eye on the deals and give advice when needed.

“Should you take the dealers’ cash or gamble at auction... ultimately it’s up to the vendors to decide which option is the Real Deal!”

He returns to Lancashire on September 20 at Fleetwood’s Marine Hall.