Punters find some real deals for daytime show

THERE were some bobby-dazzling bargains struck as a popular daytime TV show came to Leigh Sports Village.

David Dickinson, a bunch of antiques experts and a film crew proved a huge draw for the shooting of a new episode of ITV’s Dickinson’s Real Deal.

Real Deal presenter David Dickinson records the programme at Leigh Sports Village, pictured with Sue Lee

Real Deal presenter David Dickinson records the programme at Leigh Sports Village, pictured with Sue Lee

Sue Lee was among many who went away satisfied after being offered £600 for a vase she had brought in for valuation and sale.

There were long queues as folk brought treasured items from home for the Dealer Day.

They were given the option of taking money on the spot from a dealer, or if they thought the item was worth more, they turned the dealer down and chose to sell at auction instead.

Naturally, as is the way of the programme there were both winners and losers with some left to regret that they hadn’t taken the offer from the experts earlier.

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

He arrived at Leigh for the first time having previously been filming in Llangollen.

Filming took place over seven hours at LSV, which is becoming increasingly popular as an entertainments venu - it recently hosted Elton John for a massive concert.

The episode is due to be screened on ITV1 at some time during the autumn.