A KIDDERMINSTER auctioneer who sells props to film and TV productions has starred in a Channel 4 show.

Craig Leonard appeared in a new episode of Find It, Fix It, Flog It, currently airing on Channel 4 and UKTV play.

Season eight, episode three, sees presenters Henry Cole and Simon O'Brien, visit Kidderminster on their quest to discover unique items.

Mr Leonard, who is no stranger to appearing on screen, has featured in numerous film and television programs. He also supplies war films with vehicles and equipment on multi-million-pound projects.

The Channel 4 show approached Mr Leonard to feature a 1962 ice cream van, a grandfather clock and a vintage travelling trunk.

Mr Leonard, aged 56, said: "Henry immediately on entering one of the units sees this big bright yellow Bedford ice cream van and instantly picks it.

"I told him he couldn't have the military vehicles as they had only just come back from Turkey filming with Guy Ritchie's new film The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, so were not for sale.

"Simon chose a travelling trunk to which I cheekily suggested he could restore it by setting fire to it.

"It went through Wyre Forest Auctions and was meant to go on the Stephen Knight BBC drama This Town along with a lot of other items that the production crew bought out the auction over a series of months".

Mr Leonard says that his auction, based in Kidderminster, is well known to the television world.

Mr Leonard said he worked with the costume designer of This Town in sourcing clothing to the props buyer who furnished the period settings filmed all over Birmingham and Wolverhampton. People can follow Wyre Forest Auctions on Facebook. 

Mr Leonard added that his friend John Aubrey from Bewdley also features in the first episode of the new season of Find It, Fix It, Flog It.

Mr Leonard has a new book out, Prop Master, which covers his 40 years working in the entertainment industry.