A new episode of the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip was filmed in Crewkerne at the weekend. Antiques expert Isabel Balmer, known as Izzie on the popular TV programme, visited Milly’s Antiques in Victoria Mews on Sunday morning. Her arrival in a red Alfa Romeo spider, in the sparking space outside of Oscars wine bar, was captured on camera by Debra Best.
The film crew and everyone involved kept to the required social distance, with Izzie Balmer waiting for the green light at the gated entrance before walking into the courtyard and visiting the antiques shop, to search for hidden treasures. While Izzie was in Crewkerne, her competitor for the new series, Catherine Southon, visited The Vintage Trading Post in Ottery St Mary.
No date has been given for when this particular episode of the Antiques Road Trip will be broadcast on TV but proprietor Jo Paine of Milly’s Antiques, who was pleased to welcome the celebrity visitor, was advised it would be in the autumn or next spring. Further details of the antiques shopping trip to Crewkerne remain a closely guarded secret. Crewkerne has become a popular location for both the filming of the Celebrity Antiques Road Trip and the Antiques Road Trip. The two competing antiques experts start with an initial budget of usually £200 each, with the aim of purchasing antiques and collectables at the lowest price possible, to sell at auction later on. All profits made at the auction are donated to Children In Need.