Antiques Roadshow viewers say tennis star ‘half-dead’ as she collapses in valuation

Former Welsh tennis player Elizabeth James appeared on the latest episode of Antiques Roadshow alongside some of her outfits from tournaments she played back in the ’60s and ’70s.

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Antique Roadshow viewers think the guest is ‘virtual’ compared to the valuation

Antiques Roadshow fans felt that one guest left felt ‘half-dead’ on the latest episode of the BBC show.

On Sunday helping the popular show, a former tennis player decided to wear her old Wimbledon outfit.

Welsh star Elizabeth James played at Wimbledon a total of five times, the first time in 1967, and brought a few of her outfits for expert Hilary Kay to examine.

At one point, Hilary said to Liz: “I mean, when you look at this, does it bring it all back?”

Clearly emotional and choked up, Liz replied, “I have to say, now it’s happened,” before composing herself as Hilary put it: “Yes, it was a great time!

Former tennis player Elizabeth James becomes emotional during Sunday’s Antiques Roadshow



“It seems almost a crime to place value on them,” Hilary continued before giving Liz an honest verdict.

“Look, the value of tennis dresses isn’t that great. I said the most valuable one would be the Prince of Wales feather there. What we’re talking about is probably around 200 to 300. pound.

“The rest of the people, and perhaps including what we’re not looking at here, the other three or four people you bring, I would think we’re talking about £800 to £1,000… for And it couldn’t have been a better day,” Hilary added.

Expert Hilary Kay examines former tennis player’s tennis outfit and gives her verdict



But despite Liz’s polite smile, some viewers felt she was secretly unimpressed with the results.

One person wrote on Twitter: “”Woman in a tennis skirt” is underrated by expert undervaluation. But in traditional #antiquesroadhow fashion, a smile and commitment never part them, and all is well”.

Another viewer posted: “She’s absolutely delighted with that valuation #antiquesroadhow.”

Another tweeted: “Think those tennis dresses might be worth a few more than that #antiquesroadhow.”

Antiques Roadshow continues on Sunday at 8pm on BBC One. Antiques Roadshow viewers say tennis star 'half-dead' as she collapses in valuation

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