Bargain hunters take a hammering

A Cromer couple's wheeling and dealing skills failed to prove a winner on a television reality show.

Bhaj and Shelley Sidhu went head to head with a couple from Suffolk on yesterday's daytime TV programme Bargain Hunt.

But their purchases, at the Royal Norfolk Showground, of a 14-legged African stool, a pewter tea set and wooden book holder, combined with an expert's purchase of a bit of Swedish glass saw them lose �115 at the auciton staged at Gaze's of Diss.

Their rivals fared slightly better with their travelling trunk, bronze sow, chair and picnic set only losing �65 from their �600 budget.

Presenter Tim Wonnacott said the losses by both teams were 'horrific', but the Cromer pensioners, from Overstrand Road, who used to run a bric-a-brac shop in South West France and are regular visitors to Aylsham salerooms, said they enjoyed the experience.