A coin collector is to appear on a new vintage-themed show with television antiques expert Paul Martin.

Bharat Mistri, a coin collector and accountant who lives in Harrow, will appear in episode five tomorrow on the new show Curiosity on BBC One.

The show is hosted by Paul Martin, who is well known for his show ‘Flog it!’. Bharat took part in the series to test his knowledge along with his friend Manoj Anand.

Mr Mistri said: “It was an exciting experience and one of my life’s magical moments.

“To be able to take part in a show testing my knowledge of things I’ve always been passionate about was such an unexpected journey.”

Bharat who has been collecting since childhood moving from stamps to coins and furniture. He will now put his knowledge about antiques and collectables to the test.

The show consists of two teams of two who use their skills to take on different challenges and tasks all against the clock.

Paul Martin said: “This show is the culmination of an idea my wife Charlotte and I came up with at home at our kitchen table.

“To see it come to life and to work alongside contestants with a real love of social history and all things vintage has been a real privilege.”

The episode will air this Friday 5 and the show will run on the weekdays for three weeks in this first series at 2.15pm until April 19.