He's been in the jungle for I’m a Celebrity... and on the dance floor for Strictly Come Dancing, but now famous antiques dealer David Dickinson is heading to Hendon.

The 73-year-old TV star is calling on people from the area to dust off their valuables and bring them along for a dealers’ day at the RAF Museum, which will be filmed for an episode of his popular ITV day-time show Dickinson’s Real Deal.

“Bring along anything you are considering selling,“ urges David, who will spend the day looking after visitors and ensuring they get the best deal for their items.

“The show ticks over on the quality of what comes in, whether it be interesting and quirky or valuable – we’re looking for all manner of things,“ continues David who has hosted the show for eight years.

Antiques have been a life-long passion for the Cheshire-born dad-of-two, whose interest was first sparked growing up with a grandmother who enlisted his services polishing her brass and copper ware.

But it was only after he met his wife, cabaret star Lorne Lesley, that his interest began to flourish, leading to David opening his first shop in Disley, near Manchester with childhood friend Chris Haworth.

“When I first got married we were looking for all types of items to furnish our new home and I used to attend a local sale room on a regular basis looking for items that would fit within the Edwardian house that we bought,“ explains David, who was adopted as a baby by parents Joyce and Jim Dickinson.

His jolly TV persona, vivid tan, flamboyant dress sense and memorable catchphrases – he’s a real bobby dazzler! – have secured him a spot in the hearts of many and he admits he is frequently stopped and asked for antiques advice in the street.

“Although you want to be kind, sometimes outside of your working hours you want to switch off and say ‘Hang on, I’m not doing this during my rest time’,“ he chuckles.

Dickinson’s Real Deal, RAF Museum London, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, Saturday, May 30, 9am to 5pm. Details: 020 8205 2266, rafmuseum.org.uk