A PAIR of Keighley men appeared on national television when they featured in a BBC show about antiques dealing.

Stockbridge resident Rukun Ahmed and Knowle Park man Abdul Motin both appeared in Make Me a Dealer, which was first screened on November 27.

Each episode of the programme, hosted by Paul Martin, challenges participants to choose, buy and sell antique and collectable items, competing to make the most profit.

Mr Ahmed, 36, owns an IT firm but explained he has long had an amateur interest in antiques and collectables.

He first found out about the chance to appear in Make Me a Dealer when he saw it publicised on a poster at an auction in Shipley.

He was one of the two competitors in the episode screened last month and said he really enjoyed taking part, though added he was a little disappointed there was no mention of his home town of Keighley.

"I wanted to put Keighley on the map and represent it in a positive light," he said.

"I'm quite young to be into antiques dealing, but I've always been interested in shows such as Flog It! Antiques Roadshow and Bargain Hunt."

Mr Motin, who owns Panache Restaurant, in Ilkley, was filmed for the episode buying a couple of Mr Ahmed's antiques auction purchases.

Mr Motin said: "Being involved in the show was good fun, and a very interesting experience. It was a great opportunity to work with the BBC and to represent this part of Yorkshire."