A popular Cumbrian antique and used furniture shop welcomed visitors from BBC's Antiques Road Trip last weekend. 

Spotty Dawgs owner Andrew Scott entertained presenter Natasha Raskin Sharp and the BBC filming crew on Sunday May 12, having only heard from them via email a few days prior. 

After working until 10pm the night before to ensure that Spotty Dawgs was spotless, Andrew spent time filming with expert Natasha, ahead of a new series of the show which is expected to air in around five months time. 

News and Star: Some of the goods available inside Spotty DawgsSome of the goods available inside Spotty Dawgs (Image: Supplied)

Antiques Road Trip sees experts set off on a road trip around the UK searching for treasures and competing to make the most money at auction, with profits then going to the children in need charity. 

Speaking to the News & Star, Andrew said: "On Thursday morning I got an email asking if they could come and film in the shop. They came out on Sunday afternoon. I let them get on with it, but popped in a few times as customers were still coming in.

"We did a few takes of making a deal, I was rather nervous to start with, but once we got into the swing of it I was fine. It's exactly as you see on the TV. I thought differently, but it was just like a regular customer coming into the shop, albeit with cameras."

Andrew is a big fan of the show and follows the Antiques Road Trip page on Facebook, and has left a comment a few times asking them to visit. 

News and Star: Inside Spotty DawgsInside Spotty Dawgs (Image: Supplied)

In the end, his perseverance clearly paid off, as they very much enjoyed their visit to Longtown. 

He added: "I do think we will be seeing them again. It would be nice if it airs around Christmas. I was a bit starstruck by it all but its nice to see my business progressing in such a way that the hard work is paying off.

"I really appreciate them coming, it's not about making money for me. They could have bought nothing, it wouldn't have mattered to me. You can't buy that sort of advertisement."