Antiques Road Trip's Tim Medhurst issues stern warning to anyone looking to make a quick buck

ANTIQUE'S Road Trip's Tim Medhurst has issued a stern warning to anyone looking to make a quick buck.

Tim is the BBC show's youngest antiques expert at 29, but has a wealth of experience when it comes to sniffing out a good purchase.

He also knows what mistakes can be made, and during a chat with The Sun Online, he issued a word of warning to anyone looking to make some money on a trip to an antiques fair or shop.

Tim said: "The old saying 'if it looks too good to be true it probably is' doesn't always work in the antiques trade.

"Don't just overlook something because it looks like the Crown Jewels, really look at it as it could be as good as it looks.

"Some people think 'that can't be right because it's so good, or it's a copy because it's so good' but it could be the Real McCoy."

Tim loves being part of Antiques Road Trip, but admits there can be some frustrating moments.

He explained: "You sometimes find things that are out of your budget, that's the worst thing.

"If you've got a small amount of money left and you find something quite amazing but you don't have enough left to buy it, that's the most gutting thing."

But despite any budget restrictions, Tim loves the thrill of finding items to take to auction around the country.

He said: "It's quite amazing really, I feel very honoured to be able to whizz around the country buying antiques as it's my favourite thing to do.

"[And] It is quite nice to be on the show and put over a young person's perspective on antiques."

Antiques Road Trip airs weekdays at 4.30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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