An Antiques Roadshow ceramics expert who grew up in High Wycombe has passed away at the age of 95.

Henry Sandon, who regularly appeared on the BBC programme, died peacefully on Christmas Day [December 25], at a care home in Malvern, Worcestershire.

His cause of death was down to ‘old age’.

Henry’s son, John, who also featured in the show as an expert in porcelain objects, said: “My dad died peacefully on Christmas morning.

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“Simply old age, as he was 95, and he’s left the world of antiques with an incredible legacy.

“On the Antiques Roadshow chatting to the owner of the most humble cracked teapot, his enthusiasm and infectious laugh and smile brought their treasured pot to life.

“Dad taught me to see the human side of a piece of pottery, and I could have asked for no greater gift.”

Catherine Catton, BBC senior head of commissioning, factual entertainment and events, said: “We are very saddened to learn of Henry’s passing.

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“He was a much-loved member of the original Antiques Roadshow team and brought joy and expertise to viewers both here in the UK and also in the many other countries where the show is broadcast.

“We’d like to extend our deepest condolences to Henry’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

The late television personality was born in London in 1928 but attended the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, between 1939 and 1944.

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This was because he was evacuated to Buckinghamshire during the Second World War.

In 2008, he was awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting, the ceramics industry and charity.