Two Lincoln students to appear on Bargain Hunt
Two Lincoln students will appear on national television, in a new episode of Bargain Hunt.
Tom Larken and Matt Lofts took part in the show, which will be broadcast on 12:15 on Monday, November 11.
Tom studies journalism at the University of Lincoln, while Matt studies primary education at Bishop Grosseteste.
They were one of two teams on the BBC1 show, with an hour and £300 to find the best bargains at an antiques fair.
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Tom explained: “We filmed over 2 dates. The first was in June, up at the antiques fair on Lincolnshire Showground, which is where we did our shopping, and other small bits of filming.
“Then in July we went down to an auction house in Grantham to see how we got on.
“You could tell from the off that I had no idea what I was doing. We were a bit sporadic about our shopping; we were done within 20 minutes.
“It felt so strange being on camera.
"I remember one time, I turned round to look at something, and it was about 6 inches away from my face, quite daunting really.
He added: “I don't have any clue what so ever about antiques.
"I just put my name down to help my friend out and in a crazy, surreal two month time period I find myself being filmed for an actual TV show."
Matt said he applied for the show on a whim, and asked Tom if he wanted to help.
“I applied and asked Tom if he'd be up for it, it wasn't really serious at first. Just a spark of an idea in my head," he explained.
“We realised once we got through the first interview that it could really happen, and we really wanted it to.
“Not to do well, not to be on TV, but to really try to represent who we are as Christian students that live in a really great city.
“My grandparents are very excited as you'd expect, actually, most of my friends' grandparents are.”
Lincolnshire has already featured on the programme a number of times.
In July, the BBC show visited Lincoln Castle.
And in March this year, the show returned to film a second episode in Horncastle.