TWO antiques shops are set to appear in a Channel 4 TV series.

Dealerships Nics Nacs in Rixton and Hunt and Gather in Penketh were visited by film crews and presenters from popular show Find It, Fix It, Flog It shortly before Christmas.

In the upcycling series, presenters Simon O’Brien and Henry Cole take unloved items found in people’s homes and give them a new lease of life, before selling them on to antique dealers.

The two dealerships will be featuring in a total of five episodes of the show’s upcoming third series when it premieres in the spring, following the visit on Friday, December 22.

Kris Brown from Nics Nacs said: “It’s something we’ve watched quite a few times before and we’ll definitely be watching the next series.

“It’ll be great to see our business on national television - it was interesting to see how it was all filmed.

“They filmed a few scenes and were probably here for two or three hours in total.

“It was weird to see someone who we’ve seen on the telly, Simon O’Brien, at our place.

“They’ve just finished filming the series and it will be going out in the spring, spread over five separate episodes.”

Items purchased from the presenters by Hunt and Gather included a shelving unit made of old crates and a refurbished desk, while Nics Nacs bought a garden bench inspired by the movies and an upcycled display cabinet.

Married couple Kris and Nicola Brown opened Nics Nacs in a disused milking parlour on Manchester Road 18 months ago, while Hunt and Gather is run by their friend Sven Hill at Riverside Trading Estate on Station Road.

Nics Nacs was first started as an online business selling items on Ebay before the pair took the plunge and opened their shop.

Kris, 39, added: “We bought a garden bench that was converted from an old cinema seat and a display cabinet that had been upcycled, which is the sort of thing that we sell anyway.

“Sven bought a shelving unit that had been made out of pallets and crates as well as an office desk that had been upcycled.

“We started the business a while back just selling bits and pieces on Ebay and its grown from their.

“About 18 months ago we decided to set up the shop and it’s gone really well so far.”