Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce has revealed that the long-running antiques show has had to make some changes to its format due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The BBC series recently resumed filming but Fiona has explained that far fewer people are being invited to set now than previously, with a screening process taking place before filming to decide which objects will be featured.
"Rather than 5,000 people turning up, we have asked people to write in about the articles they've got, then gone through that list," she told Radio Times. "We generally film about 70 objects and get two programmes out of that.
"We invite people to come along and they bring their families or the people they bubble with, so in one sense there will still be a crowd."
The presenter added that she was very excited about returning to work on the show, even with the restrictions in place, calling the show a "delight" to work on.
"I was raring to go," she said. "The show is a complete delight! You go to an amazing location, look at beautiful things, hear fascinating stories. All life is there."
The latest batch of Antiques Roadshow episodes are being filmed at Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire and are due to air in early 2021.
Let's hope that we get another exciting incident like the one in 2017 when the show featured a jewelled flower worth a staggering £1 million.
Antiques Roadshow airs Sundays on BBC One.
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