The 53-year-old TV presenter was left gobsmacked by the “humble brick” – but why?
Host Fiona was entranced by the solid block as it was from Pudding Lane and had survived the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Fiona gushed: “When you film an Antiques Roadshow in a capital city, you hope that something will be brought along that will tell you about London… and my goodness this does. Even if it is just a brick!”
The holder of the item explained: “Yes, the brick came from Thomas Farriner’s baker’s shop in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire of London broke out in 1666.”
Amazed, Fiona asked: “This could be the only brick that survived from the shop, surely?
“I was talking to our expert about this, there was a bit of a thing that went around the Roadshow when we knew this brick was coming in. We can’t value it really!
“How can you put a value on that? I mean this humble little object tells of a remarkable time in history. I’m rather thrilled to see it.”
Viewers instantly took to social media, with one tweeting: “Oh great. The one thing on #antiquesroadshow that I’ve got one of and they can’t value it. Tsch. Bl**dy brick market.”
“Guy on #AntiquesRoadshow has rocked up and presented Fiona Bruce with….a brick. Not a word of a lie,” posted another.
A third added: “#antiquesroadshow a brick… this is edge-of-seat stuff…”