The owners of a new vintage fair has spoken of their pride after completing the filming of a BBC TV show.

Lyndan Antiques and Vintage Fair, in St Teresa's Hall in Station Road, Chingford, was founded in 2012 as a hobby by Danny Aldridge, 53, a former bus driver, and his wife Lyn, 52.

The fair, run on the last Saturday of every month, is now to feature in the new series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, which is due to be aired later this year.  

Experts Danny Harper and Christina Trevanion from the hit BBC programme spent the afternoon with special guests Dame Jenni Murray and Oona King browsing the fair and buying up valued items. 

The Aldridges, of Oakdale Gardens in Chingford, described the TV show as a massive boost for the business.

Mr Aldridge said: "The hardest thing ever setting up a fair from scratch is getting the footfall so to appear on a prime-time antiques programme is gold dust. 

"Personally, the recognition and fact they spent hours filming and buying items is just brilliant."

Mr Aldridge said five items were sold to Mr Harper and the celebrities, including a bronze figure, a silver pendant, and an old Victorian hand-painted champagne bottle. 

He described the bargaining process as tough. 

Mr Aldridge added: "They twisted dealer’s arms up their back quite severely.

“In all honesty, it is not that easy to find stuff at fairs and make a profit at auction, especially if they've originally been bought at auction. 

"They walked away with a few bargains." 

Regular stallholders at the fair include dealers specialising in vintage perfume, Moorcroft pottery, medals and Masonic items. 

The couple recently took over the running of a 30 year-old vintage market at Woodford Memorial Hall, in High Road, South Woodford.