Hundreds gathered as the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow was filmed in Walthamstow.

Visitors queued from 6.30am yesterday at Waltham Forest Town Hall, with some waiting up to four hours in the hope of featuring in the BBC 1 show.

Presenter Fiona Bruce and a team of experts were part of a 100-strong team which set up around the fountain and in surrounding buildings.

Expert Marc Allum said he was excited to return to the borough he once called home.

“There is such a great mix of British, Caribbean and Indian heritage in Walthamstow. We have already seen such a variety of objects,” he added.

“That’s why I loved living here and that is why I am excited to be here today.”

Two programmes will be aired on the event on dates yet to be set.

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