THE BBC's cameras will be in town once again to film at Bolton Auction Rooms — but this time, they will be bringing celebrities.

The crew behind Celebrity Antiques Road Trip will be at the Breighmet auctioneers on Monday to film for a forthcoming episode.

Alan Howcroft, manager of Bolton Auction Rooms, said he wasn't sure which celebs would be turning up but was excited to find out.

He said: "We have got the road trip coming down and this time it is the celebrity edition.

"They usually come about two or three times a yeah but they have never brought the celebrity one before, which is a bit different than what we're used to.

"We are not sure which celebrities will be coming along.

"When the BBC comes down a lot of people usually turn up to get their face on TV but we've never had the celebrities before so it will be interesting to see what happens."

He said the camera crews usually get down to the premises off Breightmet Drive at about 7am.

He said: "It is hard to explain what it is like. People come just to get their faces on TV so normally we get more people.

"Many of them come down and bid on the lots just for the cameras.

"It is all a bit of fun and it is a great atmosphere. It is a public auction so it is usually a really good day."

But Mr Howcroft said he tends to stay away from the cameras when they are filming, adding that many of the staff will be coming in all dressed up for the occasion.

Among the items to go under the hammer on Monday are a pair of skis from the early 1900s made in Switzerland, a miniature wind-up piano from a doll's house and a Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian pottery vase.

But one of the lots the auctioneers are currently advertising is a version of Monet's Rouen Cathedral painted by well-known forger Shaun Greenhalgh, from Bromley Cross.

The painting is due to go up for auction at the centre on July 30 and Mr Howcroft believes it could bring in a lot of money.

He said: "I remember the first time we did it and people were generally bidding about £200 for it but the second time they went crazy for it and they bid thousands.

"He has done some really nice stuff and I think it could get about £10,000 each."

For more information about the event, go to the Bolton Auction Rooms Facebook page.