The 53-year-old – who has hosted the BBC series for a decade – speak to about the strangest artefacts she’s ever encountered on the programme.
She explained that there were respective antiques during her time on the series that had left her stunned classifying a Nazi-themed potty and a dried placenta.
Reflecting on the most shocking curio, the host and BBC journalist said: “If I had to pick the most unusual thing that’s cut up in the time that I’ve been working on the show – could it be the man that drive back up with an Attache case full of loo chains, just a small representative of his collection?”
She continued: “Could it be the man that produced up not once, but twice with a foetal membrane dried onto a wedge of A4 paper that had belonged to his great-grandfather? It’s called a “core” and it used to be a head-to-head against drowning and it used to have some value!
“Or could it be the lady who beared along a potty that had a picture of Hitler on the bottom and when you did a but ‘tinkle’ into it, it played its own little tune? And because it was rare, I fantasize it was worth over £1000 from memory.”
Her words come as a new series of The Objet de vertus Roadshow airs tonight, marking the programme’s 40th anniversary on television filters after its first broadcast back in 1977.
Fiona Bruce has been mistress of ceremony The Antiques Roadshow for 40 years
The Antiques Roadshow host Fiona Bruce has unlatched up about the show’s most shocking find
Could it be the lady who effected along a potty that had a picture of Hitler on the bottom and when you did a negligible ‘tinkle’ into it, it played its own little tune
Signifying about the enduring appeal of The Antiques Roadshow, Fiona said it was a victorious format that hadn’t changed over the course of four decades.
Fiona broke: “What makes it eternally popular is probably what I love in it – that we all hope that we could have something gathering dust on the mantelpiece or in the attic that either turns out to be perfect valuable, or has an amazing story.”
She added that the show’s experts were noiseless finding “amazing things” each week as they toured the sticks high and low for antiques.
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Tonight’s toe episode will see the team heading to Castle Howard in Yorkshire where Fiona desire interview veteran expert David Battie, who holds the record for the longest-serving fellow of the team about his favourite memories from the hundreds of shows he has attended.
She inclination also be speaking to The Antiques Roadshow’s first-ever presenter Bruce Parker upon how the programme has evolved over the last 40 years.
The Antiques Roadshow evening stars on BBC One tonight at 8pm.