Residents in Eltham are being encouraged to raid their lofts and dust of heirlooms as the BBC will be filming in Eltham Palace later this year for the 41st series of Antiques Roadshow.

The Sunday evening programme will feature Eltham Palace and Gardens following filming on Sunday June 10.

Fiona Bruce and the rest of the Antiques Roadshow experts will be waiting to welcome would be antique dealers to the event and locals are being encouraged to dig out their car boot bargains to bring along for free advice and valuations.

Chris Small, English Heritage’s property manager at Eltham Palace, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming the Antiques Roadshow to Eltham Palace this summer and I can’t wait to see what hidden treasures visitors will bring along on the day.”

Eltham Palace was once the childhood home of Henry VIII and is now in the care of English Heritage.

Eltham Palace has 19 acres of gardens, which received a gold award at the London in Bloom Awards 2017.

Robert Murphy, series producer of Antiques Roadshow, added: “We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors when we bring Antiques Roadshow to Eltham Palace and Gardens.

“It’s a stunning backdrop for a Sunday show and we’d love to see cherished objects and hear personal stories from the people of south-east London and beyond.

“It’s a great free, family day out and you can see how we make one of BBC One’s most popular programmes. You never know what will be the special object and our team of experts look forward to helping visitors discover the story of their item’s past.”

Doors to the event on Sunday June 10 open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome, and no tickets or pre-registration is required.

Although visitors are welcome to just turn up on the day, they can also share their stories about the special items they are bringing along before the event using the ‘Share Your Story’ section on the Antiques Roadshow website.