A BUSINESS will take to the small screen later this autumn after an antiques expert paid an unexpected visit.

Philip Serrell, of BBC One’s Antiques Road Trip, stopped off at 2nd Time Round, at Fenton Barns, ahead of the programme being broadcast later this year.

Owner Keith Milligan and manager Lesley Dickson were delighted to give him a tour of the premises.

The television personality, who had previously attended an auction in the west of Scotland before visiting East Lothian, spent a couple of hours at 2nd Time Round before purchasing an item.

Keith, who lives in nearby East Linton, was sworn to secrecy as to what Mr Serrell bought but all should be revealed on TV later this year.

He added: “The experience was good, it was different.

“Quite a lot of people that came in were wondering what the camera was there for and what was going on.

“It was a very pleasant experience and Phillip was a total gentleman. He was not cheeky, rude or offering stupid prices.”

No date has been confirmed for the programme’s broadcast but Mr Milligan, who started the business after a freak accident left him unable to continue working as a painter and decorator, thought it would likely be in October.

Specialising in second hand furniture and collectibles, 2nd Time Round has been based at Fenton Barns for nine years.

Keith and Lesley sell second hand furniture from the 18th, 19th and 20th century, specialising in solid wood furniture.

Keith, 61, said: “Philip just said it was the kind of shop that he likes and he would like to come and buy a couple of items off me.

“He asked if it would be possible if he could come in and film for the programme.

“We get a lot of people in here.

“Truthfully, we get a lot of footballers, international rugby players, everybody comes in here. We did a clearance for a famous author in Edinburgh just recently.”