‘Throwing me off!’ Antiques Roadshow fans left distracted by Fiona Bruce’s unusual outfit

Antiques Roadshow: Fiona Bruce opens Christmas Special

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The Antiques Roadshow Christmas Special saw BBC host Fiona Bruce, 57, look through the archives at some of the most amazing items discovered on the show, as well as some unseen treasures.

Sunday night’s show saw Fiona present from a stunning Tudor mansion in Hampshire to mark the programme’s last show before Christmas.

However, Fiona’s choice of outfit left viewers distracted.

She opted for a knitted jumper in a bold orange shade, which she paired with what appeared to be black tracksuit bottoms featuring a bright orange stripe going up the sides. She finished off the outfit with a pair of white trainers.

After seeing Fiona’s look, it didn’t take long for fans to draw similarities to a certain cartoon character.

A Twitter user called Matt tweeted a photograph of Scooby Doo’s Velma and wrote: “I knew I’d seen Fiona’s jumper before.”

Other viewers were not impressed with Fiona’s unusually casual attire.

Howard Batey said: “Fiona’s looking a bit relaxed tonight. The trackie bottoms are throwing me off a bit.”

Another named Adderley agreed: “Fiona’s just missing a hoodie.”

While Spud wrote: “And we’re off #AntiquesRoadshow at Christmas. Fiona sporting a little festive burn orange.”

Among the items featured in the Christmas Special, one guest in particular was left stunned when his World War Two Christmas Cards were evaluated at a large price.

From an episode in 2019, the guest visited Salisbury Cathedral to get the cards evaluated.

Expert Frances Christie asked the guest: “I really love seeing things like this because this is a Christmas card by the artist Rex Whistler who was a very well-known artist between the two World Wars.

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“This is a much more intimate side of him because it is a very personal Christmas card but what we don’t know is it says, ‘To Tony Sherlock’. Who is Tony Sherlock?”

The guest replied: “That’s me! Master Tony Sherlock!”

Laughing at the revelation, Frances beamed: “Master Tony Sherlock, very nice to meet you, Master Tony Sherlock!”

Tony went on to explain where he got the cards from: “He was an officer in the Welsh Guards in World War Two.

“My father was also in the Welsh Guards in World War Two, so Rex Whistler was my father’s officer!”

Reciting some history about Rex Whistler, Frances said: “He died on his first day of active service, so your father must have been there with him!

“So, this Christmas card and what it depicts is actually quite a symbolic emblem, I suppose, of both your father and Whistler’s service during the Second World War.

“If this was ever to come to auction, I think it’s something that probably (is) estimated in the region of £1,200 to £1,800.”

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