Filming for Flog It! at Kelmarsh Hall

Filming for Flog It at Kelmarsh Hall
Filming for Flog It at Kelmarsh Hall

A film crew for Flog It! made a flying visit to the county today as part of filming for a future show.

The crew spent time at Kelmarsh Hall near Kettering filming for a forthcoming episode of the BBC One series.

During their time at Kelmarsh, one of the hall’s guides was interviewed and the history of the house was discussed.

A spokesman for the BBC said: “Our presenter Paul Martin and a camera crew were at Kelmarsh Hall this morning to record footage for an insert film which will be shown as part of the twelfth series of Flog It! on BBC One.

“The insert they were recording is going to tell the story of Nancy Lancaster, a tastemaker who had a profound and lasting influence on interior design.

“She was a feisty, flamboyant American who, with her passion and natural flair for interior design, pioneered the style of decoration now known as the English Country House Look, which is still clearly evident at Kelmarsh Hall.”

Last month Flog It! held a valuation day in Leicester at De Montfort Hall with more than 800 people taking along antiques and collectables for valuation.

A selection of those items are being sold tomorrow (Tuesday) at Gildings Auctioneers in Market Harborough.

The footage filmed at Kelmarsh Hall will feature in the same programme as the Leicester valuation day event and Market Harborough auction.

The BBC spokesman couldn’t confirm when the show will be aired but said programmes are normally shown within 12 months of being recorded.