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New TV series The Great Auction Showdown, with antiques expert Paul Martin, is filming in Newbury and is looking for locals to take part.

The producers are on the hunt for individuals to visit Newbury Town Hall on Monday, August 15, and Wednesday, August 17, with fascinating, precious, unusual or one-of-a-kind items to be featured on the show.

Each week, the series will see Paul Martin go head-to-head with a rival expert as they compete to make the most at auction in a fun, yet fiercely competitive new format.

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
The Great Auction Showdown will be filming in Newbury Town Hall
The Great Auction Showdown will be filming in Newbury Town Hall

Filmed throughout the country, Paul and his rival will battle it out in the auction house to get the best prices and to win The Great Auction Showdown.

Executive producer Rosy Marshall McCrae said: “This series will be so much fun and we really want to speak to members of the public in Newbury who maybe have a beloved or curious object they want to know the value of, or fancy making some cash at auction.

"We’d love to see unusual or one-of-a-kind pieces and can’t wait to see what precious antiques the area holds with its rich history.”

Great Auction Showdown with Paul Martin
Great Auction Showdown with Paul Martin

Paul Martin said: “I can’t wait to get on the road, meet local people and see what incredible items I’m sure we’ll find.

"This series is a competition – and one that I definitely want to win each week – so if you have something quirky, historical or exciting at home that you think could just be worth something, come on down.”

The Great Auction Showdown is filming at Newbury Town Hall, Market Place, between 10am and 5pm on Monday, August 15, and Wednesday, August 17.

The public are welcome to pop down to Newbury Town Hall with their unwanted antiques for a free valuation from Paul and the team. Walk-ins and spectators are also welcome.

Great Auction Showdown coming to Newbury
Great Auction Showdown coming to Newbury

For more information, email TheGreatAuctionShowdown@stv.tv or call or text on 07717 694989.

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