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Friday, August 19, 2022

BBC star calls in at Llangollen Railway

* Gethin Jones takes a selfie with railcar driver Dewi Davies.

Visitors to Llangollen Railway had the chance to do so some celeb spotting earlier this week.

On Tuesday the heritage attraction welcomed the production company STV Studios which had chosen it as one of the locations in the Dee Valley for a future episode of Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip. 

The popular programme, which attracted nearly 14 million viewers in 2019 from across the BBC and other Freeview channels, sees two teams of antiques experts and celebrity guests visit various antique shops on a mission to buy items to then sell at auction. 

Each team also stops off to film a sequence about a local industry, person or event which is historically unique and significant to the area they are visiting. 

Llangollen Railway says it was delighted to be chosen at the historic location and be given the chance to explain the role it has played in the past, present and future of the Dee Valley.

One of the visiting celebrities was former Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones who now regularly fronts the BBC magazine show Morning Live. 

He took a selfie of himself with driver Dewi Davies in the cab of the diesel railcar in use on passenger train services.

The railway says it will keep people posted about when the finished episode will be broadcast. 

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